Papua New Guinea Emigration and Immigration
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Accessibility: By personal visit or hire a researcher. Archives generally do not do research.
Record type: Record of immigrants, foreign residents, and citizens.
Time Period: 1890-present.
Content: Immigrant’s name, age, occupation, birth date and place, former residence, destination; wife’s name, childrens’ given names and ages or number of children; religion, race, nationality, sometimes picture. Chinese immigration records give names and places in Chinese characters.
Location: National Archives, municipal archives, Chinese community kapitans. Reliability: Good.
Research use: Very valuable for making proper connections to place of origin in other countries.
- 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.