Korea Collection of Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type: Genealogies
Collection years: 1200-2014
Languages: Korean, Chinese
Title in the Language: 편집 한국 족보의 콜렉션
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What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1200 to 2014.

These records include family biographies, genealogies, and histories.

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.


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, Collection of Genealogies, 1200-2014.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Genealogy records

  • Family name
  • Town or village
  • Province
  • City or county
  • Country
  • Year

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of birth
  • Province

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Family Name
  2. Select Country
  3. Select Province
  4. Select City or County
  5. Select Town or Village
  6. Select Title, Year, Volume/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?

  • Use the location to search for others records in that area
  • Use the age to approximate a birth date

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
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community

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
"한국족보, 1200-2014." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 13 February 2018. Chonbuk University, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do.
Image Citation:
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