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Korea, Local History, 655-1935
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Korea
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Record Description
Record Type: Histories
Collection years: 655-1935
Languages: Korean
Title in the Language: 한국 지역 역사
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

A collection of local histories/town records from Korea. The records are written in the Korean language using Chinese hanja characters. This collection will be published as images become available.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Korean, written using Chinese hanja characters. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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Reading Hanja: (Chinese characters)

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records may contain the following information:

  • Family Name
  • Province
  • City
  • Town/village
  • Year of record

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  • The area in which they resided

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  1. Select Country (국가), Province (도, 시), City or County (시,군)
  2. Select 제명 (Title), 년 (Year) , and 권 (Volume) and/or 페이지 (Page) to view the images.

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

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  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community

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

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

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