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== Record Description  ==
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This collection is an index of military personnel and civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The index includes name, rank, service number, branch of service, source of information, unit information as available from parent unit to subordinate unit and notes. This collection covers the years 1941 to 1945.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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| record_group_title =Records of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor
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| coll_series = World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files
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| FS_URL_01 = [[United States World War II Prisoner of War Records]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ NARA Access to Archival Databases]
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| RW_URL_02 = [https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/ww2.html NARA Military Resources World War II]
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| RW_URL_03 = [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2 NARA World War II Records]
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| RW_URL_04 = [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/finding-aids.html NARA Finding Aids Related to WW II at NARA]
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
{{Collection citation| text =American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. National Archives and Records Administration. “World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files, compiled 04/2005 - 10/2007, documenting the period ca. 1941 - ca. 1945.”National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC}}
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This collection is an index of military personnel and civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The index includes name, rank, service number, branch of service, source of information, unit information as available from parent unit to subordinate unit and notes. This collection covers the years 1941 to 1945.
  
[[United States, World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Collection Content  ==
  
== Record Content  ==
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
The records usually have the following information:  
 
The records usually have the following information:  
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*Event type
 
*Event type
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search it will be helpful to know:  
 
To begin your search it will be helpful to know:  
  
*Name of soldier  
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*The name of soldier  
*Other identifying information such as service number or service unit
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*The service number of the soldier
 
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*The service unit of the soldier
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
To search the collection 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.  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127320?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:
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.  
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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.
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*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.
 
*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 video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the name, rank and service number to obtain a copy of their complete military file.
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
  
*The index entries contain minimal details so it can be easy to confuse individuals with similar names.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Use the name, rank and service number to obtain a copy of their complete military file
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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*Search for your ancestor in other records, such as census, vital, and probate records
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor====
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?  ===
  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 with the same family number.
 
*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 with the same family number.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.
  
*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ NARA Access to Archival Databases]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
*[http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=731002&jScript=true Archival Description]
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{{Collection citation| text = “United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945.” Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Citing NARA NAID 731002. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.}}<br><br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
 
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{{Record Citation Link
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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== 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.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection  ===
 
  
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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, Buenos Aires. {{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}<br>
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Prisoners of War
Collection years 1941-1945
Collection Series World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files
National Archives Identifier 731002
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

This collection is an index of military personnel and civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The index includes name, rank, service number, branch of service, source of information, unit information as available from parent unit to subordinate unit and notes. This collection covers the years 1941 to 1945.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records usually have the following information:

  • Name
  • Service number
  • Rank
  • Unit
  • Arm of Service
  • Subordinate Unit, Assigned Unit and Parent Unit
  • POW camps notes
  • Event type

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it will be helpful to know:

  • The name of soldier
  • The service number of the soldier
  • The service unit of the soldier


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. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the name, rank and service number to obtain a copy of their complete military file
  • Search for your ancestor in other records, such as census, vital, and probate records

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 with the same family number.

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 World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Citing NARA NAID 731002. 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 World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945.

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.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.