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|title=United States Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946
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| record_type = World War II Relocation Records
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| record_group_title =[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/210.html Records of the War Relocation Authority] 
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| NAID =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/574045 574045] 537
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Japanese Americans in World War II]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[United States Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Beginning Japanese Research]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=623&cat=WR26&bc=,sl Japanese-American Internee Data File, 1942 - 1946 National Archives]
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| RW_URL_02 = [https://www.archives.gov/research/japanese-americans/wra.html NARA Evacuee Case File Index]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/japanese-americans/internment-intro.html NARA Japanese Internment and Records Records Introduction]
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| RW_URL_04 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/891305?q=891305 NARA Collection Description Evacuee Case Files,1942-1946 NAID 891305]
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| RW_URL_05 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1055737?q=891305 NARA Collection Description Evacuee Summary Data Cards,1942-1946 NAID 1055737]
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| RW_URL_06 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1055789?q=1055789 NARA Collection Description Final Accountability Rosters of Evacuees,1941-1946 NAID 1055789]
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| RW_URL_08 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/japanese-internment.html NARA Japanese Relocation and Internment During World War II]
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| RW_URL_09 = [http://www.nps.gov/miin/learn/upload/10Campsmiin.pdf National Park Service War Relocation Centers Map]
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| RW_URL_10 = [http://www.nps.gov/miin/learn/upload/WWIIJATimelinemiin.pdf National Park Service Timeline: Japanese Americans during World War II]
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| RW_URL_11 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/enemy-aliens-overview.html NARA Overview of World War II Enemy Alien Program]
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection includes records from 1942-1946.
  
== Record Description  ==
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This is a name index of Japanese Americans living in Washington, Oregon, and California who were relocated during World War II acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases (AAD)." The index is part of Record Group 210, Records of the War Relocation Authority. Additional information about this collection may be found on the [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=623 National Archives] website.
  
This is a name index of Japanese Americans living in Washington, Oregon, and California who were relocated during World War II acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases (AAD)." The index is part of Record Group 210, Records of the War Relocation Authority. Additional information about this collection may be found on the [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=623 National Archives] website.
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== Collection Content  ==
  
== Record Content  ==
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
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*Japanese Language School
 
*Japanese Language School
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search you will need to know the full name of the individual and some other idenfitying information such as age, birth or death date.  
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*The full name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate age of your ancestor.
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*The place of birth or death.
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*The names of other family members.
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2043779?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
 
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
 
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Japanese who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
 
*Japanese who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.  
 
*Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
*If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=623&cat=WR26&bc=,sl Japanese-American Internee Data File, 1942 - 1946 National Archives]
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Evacuation and relocation|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
[[Japanese Americans in World War II]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Related Collections Family Search Library Catalog ==
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/598320?availability=Family%20History%20Library Census of Gila River Japanese concentration camp, Dec. 31, 1944]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/408246?availability=Family%20History%20Library Final Accountability Roster Gila River Relocation Center, November,1945]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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==Citing this Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. NARA NAID 1263921. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.}} <br><br>
  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
  
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Record Type World War II Relocation Records
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Collection years 1942-1946
National Archives Identifier 574045 537
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1942-1946.

This is a name index of Japanese Americans living in Washington, Oregon, and California who were relocated during World War II acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases (AAD)." The index is part of Record Group 210, Records of the War Relocation Authority. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Birth place
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Place of residence
  • Birth place of parents
  • Alien Registration Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Japanese Language School

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate age of your ancestor.
  • The place of birth or death.
  • The names of other family members.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Japanese who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
  • Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


Related Collections Family Search Library Catalog


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"United States, Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. NARA NAID 1263921. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States, Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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