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Korea
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Flag of the Korean Empire, 1897-1910
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Record Description
Record Type: Miscellaneous
Collection years: 100-2015
Languages: Korean
Title in the Language: 한국 사회 생활과 풍습
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records for the years 100-2015.

These records include a collection of social life and customs from Korea. The text is in Korean, written with Chinese hanja characters. For translation tools, see the section titled For Help Reading These Records. Ancestors are based on the male family line. Children are raised to believe they can never repay their debt to their parents, hence the popularity of ancestor worship and the importance of genealogy records. They hold ancestral ceremonies for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day. Genealogies and family histories are created because of the great cultural importance of family and lineage. Children are taught that the actions of one family member reflect on the rest of the family. Marriage also is thought of as a union of two families and a means to ensure the continuity of the husband's family line. This collection is being published as images become available.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Korean. For help reading these records, see the following resources:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Social life and customs records

  • Family name of your ancestor (성)
  • Town, Village or City location for your ancestor (동, 면 or 시)
  • Province and County names to assist you in identifying your ancestor (도, 시 or 군)

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

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  • Your ancestor’s family name
  • Other identifying information such as residence
  • Names of other family members
  • Family relationships

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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  1. Select Province (도, 시), City or County (시,군)
  2. Select Title (제명), Year(년) 1982 and Volume( 권) and/or Page(페이지) 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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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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