Papua New Guinea Emigration and Immigration

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Immigration records[edit | edit source]

Accessibility: By personal visit or hire a researcher. Archives generally do not do research.

Record type: Record of immigrants, foreign residents, and citizens.

Time Period: 1890-present.

Content: Immigrant’s name, age, occupation, birth date and place, former residence, destination; wife’s name, childrens’ given names and ages or number of children; religion, race, nationality, sometimes picture. Chinese immigration records give names and places in Chinese characters.

Location: National Archives, municipal archives, Chinese community kapitans. Reliability: Good.

Research use: Very valuable for making proper connections to place of origin in other countries.[1]

Colonization of the Pacific 60000 BCE to 400 AD

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Papua New Guinea,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.