Papua New Guinea Compiled Genealogies
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- Palauan genealogy. by Prof. Augustine Kramer; put on CDs by Elder and Sister Orval and Vonda Skousen; modern spelling by P. Kempis Mad; proof reading by Masaharu. Call no. CD Micro-P31. Palau Community College Library, Koror. Copy on Family History Center computers in Koror and Guam
- Based on genealogical charts in vol. 2 of Kraemer's 5 volume study of Palau published as part of Results of the South Seas Expedition 1908-1910, ed. G. Thilenius, Director of the Hamberg Museum for Ethnology. Hamberg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1917. Part II. Ethnography: B. Micronesia, Augustin Kraemer, Palau, Volumes 1-5 (1917-1929) (Augustin Kraemer volumes on Palau online at http://www.etpisonmuseum.org/kramer.html)
- On Family History Center computers throughout Micronesia in a RootsMagic database
Research use: Provides excellent pedigree linkage, usually lists all family members, sometimes even brief histories are included.
Record type: Manuscript genealogies, pedigrees, tribal and town books.
Time Period: 1700-present.
Content: Names, family relationships, birth dates and places, marriage and death dates and places, residences, occupations, histories of families and/or villages.
Location: Private individuals, city and state archives and libraries, community associations.
Population coverage: 25%. These records have been compiled for selected families and towns only. Chinese family genealogies are particularly valuable due to the dearth of other Chinese records.
Reliability: Generally quite accurate.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Papua New Guinea,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.