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American Samoa, American Samoa
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Flag of Territory of American Samoa
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Location of American Samoa, American Samoa
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Record Description
Record Type: Passports
Collection years: 1919-1924
Languages: English, Samoan
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection passport records from American Samoa of passengers leaving, from 1919 to 1924. The original microfilms are held at the High Court, Pago Pago in American Samoa. Records may be in either English or Samoan. English

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