Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Because Pacific Island family history is based largely on an oral tradition, it is important to apply indigenous methodologies to respectfully perform genealogy work. The methodology presented here is based on the successful genealogical experiences of other Pacific Islanders. Those who have shared their experiences are listed below in the Bibliography.
How to Use This Guide[edit | edit source]
It is important to note the steps listed below are generalizations for getting started on the basics on Pacific Island research. Pages are currently being made to explain the cultural differences that are essential to understand when doing genealogy work in each Pacific nation and culture.
Below the "Tips" section is a list of a major island groups, their nations, and links to research guides.
Tips to Begin Genealogy Work[edit | edit source]
- Tip 1: Create an objective
- Tip 2: Organize your research by creating a plan
- Tip 3: Keep a record of your work
- Tip 4: Identify what you already know
- Tip 5: Learn the history and customs of your culture
- Tip 6: Speak with your family
- Tip 7: Research written records
- Tip 8: Share your discoveries
Table of Pacific Island Research Guides[edit | edit source]
Polynesia[edit | edit source]