31 August 2010

Family Search Beta Site---Samoa Search

The Family Search Beta Site has a nice user friendly search for the 'Library Catalog' search select Place names under Search and in the For box. I typed in Samoa. I got a list of film records for Samoa.

Here's some of the hits from this search that we've already ordered the film

Samoan Mission Membership Files Early-1955
Record of Members 1881-1951
Marriage records for Upolu 1919-1993
Check it out there is a lot of information...Link to site

21 August 2010

Samoan Migration

"Searching for the Good Life: Samoan International Migration" by Unasa L.F. Va'a

Unasa talks about how early Samoans were crew members on whaling and missionary ships. Samoans traveled and settling overseas, while other Samoans returned home. No matter where they have traveled they have with them their genealogy. What is their story? Did they pass their genealogy on to their families? Who are they? Where are they? I can't help think of these questions as I read this article.
Click here to read full article

12 August 2010

Samoan Heritage Week


If you are in Hawaii then maybe you are attending the Samoan Heritage Week in Honolulu. This is the third day in the week long event. Click here for details

05 August 2010

Samoa Births

When I was looking for family members Births in Samoa I looked to this film. Maybe this may help you in your search.
Film number 1130493 Five items are on this film:
Item 1 Birth registers for Upolu, Western Samoa, 1905-1992 Upolu (Western Samoa). Civil Registry Office

Item 2 European birth registers, v. 1-55, 1920-1962 Western Samoa. Registrar General

Item 3 Births within the district of the British Consulate at Samoa, 1852- 1915 Great Britain. Consulate (Apia, Western Samoa)

Items 4-5 Register of British subjects residing in the Samoan Islands, ca. 1878-1915 Western Samoa. Registrar General

Items 6-8 Birth registers, 1876-1920 Western Samoa. Bezirksrichter 
This film is from the Family History Library Catalog. Link here. 
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