United States, Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II - FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946
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|Record Type||World War II Relocation Records|
|Record Group||RG 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority|
|National Archives Identifier||574045 537|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Related Collections Family Search Library Catalog
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes records from 1942-1946.
This is a name index of Japanese Americans living in Washington, Oregon, and California who were relocated during World War II acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases (AAD)." The index is part of Record Group 210, Records of the War Relocation Authority. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website.
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Birth place
- Marital Status
- Place of residence
- Birth place of parents
- Alien Registration Number
- Social Security Number
- Japanese Language School
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample of indexed information:
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search you will need to know:
- The full name of your ancestor
- The approximate age of your ancestor
- The place of birth or death
- The names of other family members
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
- Japanese who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States
- Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.
Related Collections Family Search Library Catalog[edit | edit source]
- Census of Gila River Japanese concentration camp, Dec. 31, 1944
- Final Accountability Roster Gila River Relocation Center, November,1945
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
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