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American Samoa Genealogy

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Guide to American Samoa ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States in the Pacific Ocean whose nearest neighbors are the Cook Islands, Tonga, and Samoa. The official languages are Samoan and English.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with American Samoa Research

Links to articles on getting started with American Samoa research.

American Samoa Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in American Samoa research.


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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in American Samoa. American Samoa Districts.png

Districts[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in American Samoa. American Samoa is divided into three districts: Eastern, Western, and Manu'a. It also has two unorganized atolls, Swains Island and Rose Atoll (which is uninhabited). These districts and atolls are divided into 74 villages.

Naming Conventions[edit | edit source]

Samoan names are often part of the Matai title system. Here are several resources:

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Online Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "American Samoa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa, accessed 6 May 2016.

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