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American Samoa

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
American Samoa
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Flag of Territory of American Samoa
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Record Description
Record Type: Vital
Collection years: 1850-1930
Languages: Samoan, English
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High Court of American Samoa


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains birth, marriage, and death records from American Samoa from 1850 to 1972

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These records are written in Samoan and English.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' residence

Marriage

  • Name of bride
  • Name of groom
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Name of officiator

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Gender
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Parents' names

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Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]

This Historical Records publication was created from records indexed from the following collections from the American Samoa (Territory) Registrar of Vital Statistics.

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