User:Dchin/Sandbox/Korea, Obituaries and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

한국 부고 와 묘지 기록

Record Description

This is a collection of obituaries and cemetery records from the years 100 to 2015. Images will be published as they become available.

These records are written in Korean using Chinese hanja characters. For Korean and Chinese language resources, see the section For Help Reading these Records.

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

Record Content

Obituaries may contain the following information:

  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names


Cemetery Records may contain the following information:

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor’s family name
  • Location where your ancestor may have been living

Search the Collection

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Family Name (성)"
⇒Select the appropriate "Country (국가)"
⇒Select the appropriate "Province (도)"
⇒Select the appropriate "Town or Village (동 or 면)"
⇒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.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Reading Hangul: (Korean letters) 

Reading Hanja: (Chinese characters) 

Using the Information

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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
  • 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.

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Citing This Collection

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?

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.