Korea, Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Flag of the Korean Empire, 1897-1910|
|Title in the Language:||한국 인구조사|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains Korean census records from the years 918-1945. The collection will be published as images become available.
These records include Hojeok (household registration) and Hojeok Deungbon (family census register) records. Hojeok records are particularly valuable because they include female names, and many Jokbo (Korean genealogy records) typically do not. These records are known to exist from the 1600s until the Japanese Occupation in 1910. The civil registration system of keeping Hojeok Deungbon records was adopted from that point forward. For more information, see South Korea Census and North Korea Census.
Some records may be difficult to read due to water damage or faded ink.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in Korean, written using Chinese hanja characters. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
Reading Hangul: (Korean letters)
Reading Hanja: (Chinese characters)
- FamilySearch Video Tutorials (for Korean speakers
- Background on HanJa Characters
- Translating Hanja and Hangul
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor’s name.
- The city or village in which they may have been living
View the Images[edit | edit source]You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been living in the same household and use the information to extend more generations
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Korea.
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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