Samoa Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940 .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Record History
- 5 Related Wiki Articles
- 6 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 7 Sources of This Collection
Collection Time Period
This index covers events from 1863 through 1940.
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- 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
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.
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.
Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection
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:
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.
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.
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.
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Related Wiki Articles
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do 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 in found in the Wiki Article: 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 (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 This Collection
"Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940," index, FamilySearch (http://swww.familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.