French Polynesia Genealogy

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Guide to French Polynesia ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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French Polynesia is an island overseas collectivity of the French Republic in the Pacific Ocean whose nearest neighbors are the Cook Islands, Kiribati, and the Pitcairn Islands. The official language is French.[1]

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Getting Started with French Polynesia Research

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in French Polynesia.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in French Polynesia. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

French Polynesia lies south of Hawaii and east of Tonga and Samoa. It is composed of 118 islands. From north to south the major island groups are:

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, “French Polynesia,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’, accessed 29 April 2016.