Japan, Kumamoto-ken, Samurai Koseki - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Kumamoto, Japan
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Record Description
Record Type: Koseki
Collection years: 1869-1893
Languages: Japanese
Title in the Language: 日本、熊本県、士族籍、1869-1893
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains koseki (household registration) of the Samurai class in Kumamoto County. The records are similar to a census as it is arranged by household, but contains extensive vital statistical information on all persons in the household. Nation-wide registration began in 1872.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Japanese. For help reading these records see Glossary of Japanese Genealogical Terms.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Person's name
  • Residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Information on married women may be included with their husband
  • Single women may not be named, but identified only as a female in the household

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Japan.

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