Samoa Court Records
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Court records contain information about individuals who were involved in litigation or other court matters. Details about Australian convicts are often found in court records. Most court records provide names of individuals who served as defendants, plaintiffs, jurors, or witnesses. They may also provide such information as the individual’s residence, occupation, physical description, and family.
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SAMOA - COURT RECORDS
The following sources provide information on Samoan court records:
- Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. County Courthouse Book. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995. Contains current addresses and phone numbers, of key courthouse records such as probate, land and vital records; helps the reader to know whether search services are provided, what fees are involved, and whether there are alternative locations for the records (FHL book 973 D24bena).
- Civil Cases, 1900-1974. Includes Civil cases and civil dockets 1900-1916 (FHL film 1084050 Items 5 - 9), day journal 1913-1965 (FHL film 1084051), and indexes to civil court cases 1900-1973 (FHL Vault Intl films 1083331 and 1083332). High Court Building, Pago Pago, American Samoa.
- Contracts, 1904-1925. Native agreements. San Francisco Federal Records Center, San Bruno, California (FHL film 1084792).
- Court records, 1903-1952. Includes Pardons and paroles, commitments to prison, misc. court records, Niue Island court proceedings and village court records:
Index to land claims, 1906-1918 - FHL INTL Film [ 1084050 Item 3 ]
1901, 1903-1904 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083316 ] 1905-1906 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083317 ] 1907 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083318 ] 1908-1910 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083319 ] 1911-1914 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083320 ] 1915-1919 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083321 ] 1920-1929 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083322 ] 1930-1936 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083323 ] 1937-1945 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083324 ] 1946-1948 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083325 ] 1949-1951 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083326 ] 1952-1954 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083327 ] 1955-1958 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083328 ] 1959-1962 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083329 ] 1963-1965 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083330 ] Land and title court index 1966-1973 - FHL INTL Film [ 1083333 ]