Korea, Social Life and Customs (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Miscellaneous
Collection years: 100-2015
Languages: Korean
Title in the Language: 한국 사회 생활과 풍습
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes records for the years 100-2015.

These records include a collection of social life and customs from Korea. The text is in Korean, written with Chinese hanja characters. For translation tools, see the section titled For Help Reading These Records. Ancestors are based on the male family line. Children are raised to believe they can never repay their debt to their parents, hence the popularity of ancestor worship and the importance of genealogy records. They hold ancestral ceremonies for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day. Genealogies and family histories are created because of the great cultural importance of family and lineage. Children are taught that the actions of one family member reflect on the rest of the family. Marriage also is thought of as a union of two families and a means to ensure the continuity of the husband's family line. This collection is being published as images become available.

Reading These Records

These records are in Korean. For help reading these records, see the following resources:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Korea, Social Life and Customs.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Social life and customs records

  • Family name of your ancestor (성)
  • Town, Village or City location for your ancestor (동, 면 or 시)
  • Province and County names to assist you in identifying your ancestor (도, 시 or 군)

Collection Content

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it would be helpful if you knew the following information

  • Your ancestor’s family name
  • Other identifying information such as residence
  • Names of other family members
  • Family relationships

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Province (도, 시), City or County (시,군)
  2. Select Title (제명), Year(년) 1982 and Volume( 권) and/or Page(페이지) 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?

  • Use the location to search for other records in that area
  • Use the age to approximate a birth date
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupation, rank or status within the community

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

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

Record Finder

Consult the South Korea Record Finder Table 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 사회 생활과 풍습." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing 전북대학교 [Chonbuk National University, Jeonju].
Image Citation:
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