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[Korea, Legal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

한국 법률 기록

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection will include records from 100-2015.

A collection of legal records from Korea.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Legal records may contain the following information:

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your Ancestor’s name
  • Other identifying information such as their residence, age, names of other family members and relationships.

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To browse by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Province (도, 시), City or County (시,군)”
⇒Select the appropriate “Title (제명), Year(년) 1982 and Volume( 권) and/or Page(페이지)” which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • 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.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Korean using Chinese hanja characters. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.


Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • If your ancestor used multiple names throughout their life, look for all their names.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then do the search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You can then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring locality.

General Information about These Records[edit | edit source]

Examples of what to put in this section:

  • Physical description or format of the original material
  • History of the record
  • Why the record was created
  • Reliability of the information in the record
  • Percentage of the population covered in the record
  • Preservation quality of the record

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
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?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.