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Census and Household Population Registers

Research use: Verifies family linkages from other records, shows relationships, places of birth of parents, previous residence, extended families. After 1956 can be used as a substitute for civil registration.

Record type: Census enumerations, population and family registers.

Time Period: 1909-present.

Content: Names of residents, relationship to head of house; sex, sometimes place of birth, race, civil status, military status, literacy status. Family registers after 1956 include detailed birth and marriage data for all family members.

Location: National Archives, National Civil Registration Office, local prefecture archives. National archives copies prior to 1972 may have been destroyed.

Population coverage: 70%.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Thailand,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.