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Census lists[edit | edit source]

Research use: Quickly identifies family groups and individual birth year.

Record type: Population enumerations compiled by the government.

General: It is not clear whether name lists were created. Further investigation is need to better identify the extent, location and availability of census lists.

Time period: 1920-present. First census years by country/territory: 1920 (Guam), 1933 (Nauru), 1947 (Kiribati), 1988 (Marshall Islands), 1990 (Northern Mariana Islands, Palau).

Contents: Names and ages of family members, family relationships, religion, residence; other details may vary.

Location: Probably census administrative offices and archives except for Guam which is in the U.S. National Archives.

Population coverage: 90% coverage of the population.

Reliability: High.[1]

Yap[edit | edit source]

Jane Underwood Yap Population Cards

  • Census created in 1965 by anthropologist Jane Underwood, in English
  • Cards filed by municipality at the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesia Area Research Center, University of Guam, Mangliao, Guam (filesare a little jumbled, be patient)
  • Some name variation so be creative
  • Cards contain information for individual subject plus children, parents, siblings, and grandparents
  • Back bottom of each card has a reference to the 1946 census of Yap if individual is included in that census
  • Partial digital index of birth dates and names (Excel spreadsheet, search using Ctrl+F) on Barrigada FHC computers. CD in Family Search Support Office, Barrigada, Guam.

1946 Yap Census

  • Photocopy of census cards created between 1946-1948, in Yapese (translation of census form in cabinet)
  • Organized by municipality and village in file cabinet at Micronesia Area Research Center (list of villages in cabinet)
  • Japanese Imperial dates used (conversion chart in filing cabinet).
  • Very useful in combination with Jane Underwood census

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.