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'''[[Samoa Genealogy|Samoa]]'''
  
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~samoawgw/ Samoa GenWeb Project]
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This index covers events from 1863 through 1940.  
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1863 to 1940. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
== Record Description  ==
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
 
  
*Family Records
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Church Records
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
*Civil Registration
 
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Name of the person
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*Date range for the record
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As you search, compare your results with this information to find a match.
  
=== Record Content ===
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=== Search the Index ===
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#Go to the '''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584966 collection page]'''.
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#Enter the requested information into the search box
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#Click '''Search''' to return a list of possible matches
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Copy down all the information from the index entry
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*Do not forget to cite the record; see below for assistance in citing this collection
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*Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
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*Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
  
*Name of the child
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*Gender
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*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth or names of parents, to determine which person is correct
*Names of the parents  
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*Check for variants of given names and surnames. An individual might have been listed under a nickname or abbreviation of their given name
*Birth date
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*Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of results which can then be examined for matches. You might also try expanding the date range
*Birthplace
 
*Baptism date (if the source is a church record)
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
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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.
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;Collection Citation:
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"Samoa, Baptisms, 1863-1940." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
  
In birth or baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
 
 
 
*[[IGI]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
 
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This is an index of some baptisms throughout Samoa. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Samoa.
 
 
 
=== Related Websites  ===
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~samoawgw/ Samoa GenWeb Project]
 
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Samoa Church Records]]  
 
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?  ==
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
 
 
"Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org http://swww.familysearch.org]): accessed 7 April 2011. entry for Carl Otto Leonard Adam, born 2 February 1903; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1,129,797; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
 
== Sources of information for This Collection ==
 
 
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Record Description
Record Type: Baptisms
Collection years: 1863-1940
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1863 to 1940. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).


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.

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Date range for the record

As you search, compare your results with this information to find a match.

Search the Index

  1. Go to the collection page.
  2. Enter the requested information into the search box
  3. Click Search to return a list of possible matches

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information from the index entry
  • Do not forget to cite the record; see below for assistance in citing this collection
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth or names of parents, to determine which person is correct
  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. An individual might have been listed under a nickname or abbreviation of their given name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of results which can then be examined for matches. You might also try expanding the date range

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.

Collection Citation

"Samoa, Baptisms, 1863-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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