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Record Description
Record Type World War II Relocation Records
Record Group RG 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority (WARA) NAID 537
Collection years 1942-1946
Microfilm Publication M1865. Final Accountability Rosters of Evacuees at Relocation Centers, 1944-46. 10 rolls.
Arrangement Alphbetically
National Archives Identifier 1055789]
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records from 1942-1946.

Rosters of evacuees housed in relocation centers from 1942-1946. This project was completed in cooperation with Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.Digital images of originals are held by the National Archives at College Park, Maryland and are part of Record Group 210 Records of the War Relocation Authority.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Birth place
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Pre-evacuation address
  • Center address
  • Birth place of parents
  • Alien Registration Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Type of final departure
  • Date of departure
  • Final Destination

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The coverage table below shows which NARA microfilm roll numbers correspond with each relocation center, which rolls are part of the FamilySearch collection, which digital file the images can be found in and the number of images available. War Relocation Authority Centers, Final Accountability Rosters, 1945-1946 family History LibraryCatalog

NARA Roll No. Relocation Center Collection Location DGS Folder No. Number of Images
1 Central Utah FamilySearch 101044940 265
2 Colorado River DENESHO 0
3 Gila River FamilySearch 101044942 350
4 Granada FamilySearch 101044943 223
5 Heart Mountain FamilySearch 101044944 447
6 Jerome DENESHO 0
7 Manzanar DENESHO 0
8 Minidoka DENESHO 0
9 Rohwer FamilySearch 101044948 208
10 Tule Lake FamilySearch 101044949 613

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The place of birth or death

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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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
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I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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