Japan Research Tips and Strategies

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Japan Research Tips[edit | edit source]

The four top sources for Japanese genealogical research are: koseki (household registers), kakochō (Buddhist death registers), Shumonchō (Examination of Religion Register), and kafu (compiled family sources).[1]

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  1. John W. Orton, Basil P. Yang, Ted A. Telford, and Kenji Suzuki, "Panel: East Asian Family Sources: The Genealogical Society of Utah," World Conference on Records: Preserving Our Heritage, August 12-15, 1980, Vol. 11: Asian and African Family and Local History. FHL US/CAN Book 929.1 W893 1980 v. 11 Shumonchō are also known as ninbetuchō and goningumichō. Compiled family sources are also known as keizu.