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Korea, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, 1500-2000
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Record Description
Record Type: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Collection years: 1500-2000
Languages: Korean
Title in the Language: 한국 백과 사전 및 사전
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is a collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries from Korea for the dates 1500-2000. The collection will be published as images become available and may help you with your genealogy.

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

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Encyclopedia and dictionary

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  • Province
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  • Year

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