Papua New Guinea Genealogy

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Papua New Guinea
Guide to Papua New Guinea ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Papua New Guinea is an island country in the Pacific Ocean bordered by Indonesia. The official languages are Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, Papua New Guinean, Sign Language, and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Papua New Guinea Research

Links to articles on getting started with Papua New Guinea research.

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Links to articles and websites that assist in Papua New Guinea research.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Papua New Guinea.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Papua New Guinea. Provinces:

  • Central
  • Chimbu
  • Eastern Highlands
  • East New Britain
  • East Sepik
  • Enga
  • Gulf
  • Madang
  • Manus
  • Milne Bay
  • Morobe
  • New Ireland
  • Northern
  • Bougainville
  • Southern Highlands
  • Western
  • Western Highlands
  • West New Britain
  • West Sepik (Sandaun)
  • National Capital
  • Hela
  • Jiwaka

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Papua New Guinea," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 25 April 2016.