Papua New Guinea Compiled Genealogies

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Chinese Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Research use: Provides excellent pedigree linkage, usually lists all family members, sometimes even brief histories are included.

Genealogical collections.

Record type: Manuscript genealogies, pedigrees, tribal and town books.

Time Period: 1700-present.

Content: Names, family relationships, birth dates and places, marriage and death dates and places, residences, occupations, histories of families and/or villages.

Location: Private individuals, city and state archives and libraries, community associations.

Population coverage: 25%. These records have been compiled for selected families and towns only. Chinese family genealogies are particularly valuable due to the dearth of other Chinese records.

Reliability: Generally quite accurate.[1]

Compiled Genealogies[edit | edit source]

The term compiled genealogy is used in this Wiki article to describe a variety of records containing family information previously gathered by other researchers, societies, or archives. These records can include pedigree charts, compiled data on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. These can be excellent sources of information that can save you valuable time. Because they are secondary sources of information, however, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.

Family Trees[edit | edit source]

Digital Books[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Many family histories can be found on the FamilySearch Catalog by performing a surname search:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Surname link
  • Type in the search field the last name of the family that you are researching

OR to filter by location and surname:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Keyword link
  • Type in the search field the country of residence and last name of the family that you are researching

Oral Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Oral genealogies are spoken lineages that are common in certain parts of the world. Oral Genealogies can be especially useful in localities where few if any written records exist and in some cultures are the main genealogical tool for researchers.

There are not many oral genealogies online for Papua New Guinea, and therefore, interviewing likely family members of the deceased individuals may be more productive than searching for oral genealogies online.

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.