Cook Islands Genealogy

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Guide to Cook Islands ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Cook Islands Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Cook Islands Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

The Cook Islands are an island country in free association with New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean whose nearest neighbors are French Polynesia, Niue, American Samoa, and Samoa. They were formerly a British protectorate. The official languages are English and Cook Islands Māori.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Cook Islands Research

Links to articles on getting started with Cook Islands research.

Cook Islands Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Cook Islands research.

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Cook Islands Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Cook Islands.

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Islands[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Cook Islands. The individual islands which keep records are:

  • Aitutaki
  • Atiu
  • Mangaia
  • Mangarongaro
  • Manihiki
  • Mauke
  • Mitiaro
  • Nassau
  • Palmerston
  • Penrhyn
  • Pukapuka
  • Rakahanga
  • Rarotonga
  • Suwarrow
  • Tongareva
  • Wytootachee

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cook Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 3 May 2016.