American Samoa Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

American Samoa Government
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Vital Statistics
PO Box 6894
Pago Pago, AS 96799

For divorces:
High Court of American Samoa
American Samoa Government
Pago Pago, AS 96799

For additional instructions, see Where to Write for Vital Records, CDC

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Time period: 1850-present

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

90% coverage of the population in the 20th century; less for earlier periods.[1]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]


  • Date
  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Place of residence for parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Name of informant


  • Date
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Place of residence of bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses


  • Date
  • Name
  • Residence
  • Age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of burial

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Polynesia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-2000.