Federated States of Micronesia Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration, 1800-1986[edit | edit source]

  • 1800-1986 - Birth and death records from the Trust Territory Archives are on microfilm at the United States National Archives, the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Pacific Collection and the National Archives of the FSM at Palikir, Pohnpei.

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

The administrative offices at various levels and archives have the civil registration records, see:

Administrative divisions of the Federated States of Micronesia

Phone numbers for the State Supreme Courts are found at Birth Certificate Inquiries

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Time period: 1898-present. Earliest year by country: Kiribati (1898), Guam (1901), Northern Mariana Islands (1945), Marshall Islands (1952), Federated States of Micronesia (1952), Palau (probably 1952), Nauru (unknown).

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Population coverage: 40% of the population.[1]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Child's birth date and place of birth
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Residence of parents
  • Number of children previously born to mother


  • Date and place of marriage
  • Bride’s full name and residence
  • Groom’s full name and residence
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Names of witnesses
  • Person who officiated at marriage ceremony


  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Gender and race of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Birth date of deceased

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Micronesia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-2001.