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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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Pauau is divided into 16 states.
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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.
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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>
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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
 
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*Ngarchelong
 
*Ngardmau
 
*Ngatpang
 
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*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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<div><span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span></div>
  
*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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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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== Things you can do  ==
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  </li>[[Aimeliik, Palau Genealogy|Aimeliik]]</li>
 
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  </li>[[Airai, Palau Genealogy|Airai]]</li>
(In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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  </li>[[Angaur, Palau Genealogy|Angaur]]</li>
 
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  </li>[[Kayangel, Palau Genealogy|Kayangel]]</li>
 
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To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Palau_pages click here]:
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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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==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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Latest revision as of 13:07, 31 March 2020

Guide to Palau ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Palau Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Palau Background
Local Research Resources

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.

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.