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[[Image:Palau rock islands.jpg|thumb|right|275px|Palau rock islands.jpg]]Palau is the smallest nation in the world. It is the westernmost cluster of the 6 major island groups that make up the Caroline Islands. Population in the year 2000 was 19,129. The archipelago includes more than 200 islands, of which 8 are inhabited. The religious majority is Roman Catholic.  
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Guide to '''Palau ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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==Country Information==
 
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Palau is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Its nearest neighbors are [[Indonesia Genealogy|Indonesia]], the [[Philippines Genealogy|Philippines]], and the [[Federated States of Micronesia Genealogy|Federated States of Micronesia]]. The official languages are Palauan and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Palau," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau, accessed 25 April 2016.</ref>
Pauau is divided into 16 states.  
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==Getting Started ==
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Palau Research</h3>
*Aimeliik
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Links to articles on getting started with Palau research.
*Airai
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*[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide]]
*Angaur
 
*Hatohobei
 
*Kayangel
 
*Koror
 
*Melekeok
 
*Ngaraard
 
 
 
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*Ngarchelong
 
*Ngardmau
 
*Ngatpang
 
*Ngchesar
 
*Ngeremlengui
 
*Ngiwal
 
*Peleliu
 
*Sonsorol
 
  
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<h3>Palau Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Palau research.
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*[http://www.oceaniagenweb.org/index.php/palau Micronesia Genealogy Project for Palau]
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/PLW/PALAU.html Palau Mailing List]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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*Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research (Wiki article [[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|click here]])
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== Palau Map ==
*[http://www.micronesiagenweb.com/islands/palau/index.html Micronesia Genealogy Project for Palau]
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Palau.<br>
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/International/PALAU.html%7C Palau Mailing List]
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[[File:Palau Regions map.png|500px]]
  
Go to the Internet at ''familysearch.org ''and click on the''Library''. From that tab, click on the ''FamilySearch Catalog''. Choose a ''Place'' search. Then type in''Palau''.<br>Or, you can use a ''Film/fiche number search ''and look at the descriptions os these microfilms, all of which contain information about the Caroline Islands: '''1779918, 928558 items 2 and 12, 1717502 and 1717753.''' General Information
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== Jurisdictions ==
 
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Palau.
== Did you know?  ==
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Palau is divided into 16 states.  
 
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  </li>[[Aimeliik, Palau Genealogy|Aimeliik]]</li>
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  </li>[[Airai, Palau Genealogy|Airai]]</li>
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  </li>[[Angaur, Palau Genealogy|Angaur]]</li>
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  </li>[[Hatohobei, Palau Genealogy|Hatohobei]]</li>
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  </li>[[Kayangel, Palau Genealogy|Kayangel]]</li>
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  </li>[[Koror, Palau Genealogy|Koror]]</li>
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  </li>[[Melekeok, Palau Genealogy|Melekeok]]</li>
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  </li>[[Ngaraard, Palau Genealogy|Ngaraard]]</li>
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  </li>[[Ngarchelong, Palau Genealogy|Ngarchelong]]</li>
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  </li>[[Ngardmau, Palau Genealogy|Ngardmau]]</li>
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  </li>[[Ngatpang, Palau Genealogy|Ngatpang]]</li>
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  </li>[[Ngchesar, Palau Genealogy|Ngchesar]]</li>
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  </li>[[Ngeremlengui, Palau Genealogy|Ngeremlengui]]</li>
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  </li>[[Ngiwal, Palau Genealogy|Ngiwal]]</li>
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  </li>[[Peleliu, Palau Genealogy|Peleliu]]</li>
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  </li>[[Sonsorol, Palau Genealogy|Sonsorol]]</li>
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== Things you can do  ==
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Palau Family History Center locator map]
  
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Guide to Palau ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Palau is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Its nearest neighbors are Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The official languages are Palauan and English.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Palau Research

Links to articles on getting started with Palau research.

Palau Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Palau research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Palau Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Palau.
Palau Regions map.png

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Palau. Palau is divided into 16 states.

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Palau," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau, accessed 25 April 2016.