User:Dchin/Sandbox/Korea, Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection contains Korean census records from the years 918-1945. The collection will be published as images become available.
These records include Hojeok (household registration) and Hojeok Deungbon (family census register) records. Hojeok records are particularly valuable because they include female names, and many Jokbo (Korean genealogy records) typically do not. These records are known to exist from the 1600s until the Japanese Occupation in 1910. The civil registration system of keeping Hojeok Deungbon records was adopted from that point forward. For more information, see the wiki articles South Korea Census or North Korea Census.
The records are written in the Korean language using Chinese characters (hanja). For translation help, see the section For Help Reading these Records.
Some records may be difficult to read due to water damage or faded ink.
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Images in this collection are available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user. You can register for a FamilySearch account here.
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Reading These Records
These records are in Korean, written using Chinese hanja characters. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
Reading Hangul: (Korean letters)
Reading Hanja: (Chinese characters)
- FamilySearch Video Tutorials (for Korean speakers
- Background on HanJa Characters
- Translating Hanja and Hangul
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in this record:
- Head of household
- Head of household’s four direct ancestors
- Head of household’s position/title
- Place of residence
- Clan origin
- Names of spouse and children
- Above individuals’ ages or birth dates
- Names of slaves
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor’s name.
- The city or village in which they may have been living
View the Images
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
This section can be made up of either sentences or bullet points.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been living in the same household and use the information to extend more generations
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in North Korea.
The following article will help you in your research for your family in South Korea.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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