French Polynesia, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records
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French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999
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|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Polynésie française, état civil, 1780-1999|
|Tribunal Civil, Papeete, Tahiti|
- 1 Why Should I Look at This Collection?
- 2 What is in This Collection?
- 3 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 4 Collection Content
- 5 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection is an index of civil registration records that include births, marriages, and deaths from French Polynesia. The records are from the years 1780 to 1999, with a few restrictions. Birth records must be more than 120 years old, marriage records more than 100 years old, and death records more than 75 years old. Each year an additional year's worth of births, marriages, and deaths may be released for publication. The original records are located within the Tribunal Civil in Papeete, Tahiti.
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Civil registration of of births, marriages, and deaths for French Polynesia, 1780-1999.
Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in French. For help reading these records see the following guides:
- France Language and Languages
- French Genealogical Word List
- French Handwriting
- Script Tutorial for French
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. The list does not contain any description of the DGS folder's content. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at French Polynesia, Civil Registration Digital Folder Number List.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]To view images in this collection:
- Look at the French Polynesia, Civil Registration Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
- Go to the Browse Page
- Select the Film number to view the images
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
- Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the http://www.ca-papeete.justice.fr/ page
- To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor used multiple names throughout their life, look for all their names
- Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in French Polynesia.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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