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Korea, Local History, 655-1935
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Record Description
Record Type: Histories
Collection years: 655-1935
Languages: Korean
Title in the Language: 한국 지역 역사
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What is in This Collection?

A collection of local histories/town records from Korea. The records are written in the Korean language using Chinese hanja characters. This collection will be published as images become available.

Reading These Records

These records are in Korean, written using Chinese hanja characters. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
General Information:

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Reading Hanja: (Chinese characters)

To Browse This Collection

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

Town Records may contain the following information:

  • Family Name
  • Province
  • City
  • Town/village
  • Year of record

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • The area in which they resided

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  1. Select Country (국가), Province (도, 시), City or County (시,군)
  2. Select 제명 (Title), 년 (Year) , and 권 (Volume) and/or 페이지 (Page) to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • The person you are searching for may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life

Record Finder

Consult the South Korea Record Finder to find other records

Citing This Collection

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.

Collection Citation
"한국 지역 역사, 655-1935." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2018. Citing 국립중앙도서관 [National Library of Korea, Seoul].

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