Niue Compiled Genealogies

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Compiled Genealogies[edit | edit source]

The term genealogy is used in this Wiki article and in the FamilySearch Catalog to describe a variety of records containing family information previously gathered by other researchers, societies, or archives. These records can include pedigree charts, compiled data on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. These can be excellent sources of information that can save you valuable time. Because they are secondary sources of information, however, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.

Family Trees[edit | edit source]

Digital Books[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Many family histories can be found on the FamilySearch Catalog by performing a surname search:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Surname link
  • Type in the search field the last name of the family that you are researching

OR to filter by location and surname:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Keyword link
  • Type in the search field the country of residence and last name of the family that you are researching

Oral Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Oral genealogies are spoken lineages that are common in certain parts of the world. Oral Genealogies can be especially useful in localities where few if any written records exist and in some cultures are the main genealogical tool for researchers. The following are resources for finding Oral Genealogies for Niue.

Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Genealogies Index. Enter specific names and places in the search fields in the left sidebar.
  • Description reads "Manual processing collections, 1949-1981". See film number 1553387. Final items on film are: "Niue: Afele--William (family group sheets), genealogy notes, Niue history, genealogies and notes, pedigrees, 1971-72 Alofi Branch attendance records, birth and baptism records on extraction cards (most 1957-63)."
  • Genealogies of Niue women: Microfilm of original manuscript in the custody of the Department of Justice, Tufukia Alofi, Niue. Includes genealogies of Niue women arranged by village for use in determining property rights some of which inherited through maternal lines of descent.
  • Niue genealogies: Includes genealogies of persons of Niue. These were created at the request of persons interested in tracing their ancestry or by persons seeking to establish claims of citizenship or land ownership through inheritance. Records contain copies of letters of request and the conclusions of research usually in the form of genealogical tables.

Cole Jensen Collection[edit | edit source]

The Cole Jensen Collection: Oral Genealogies and Genealogical Information Collected from the Polynesian Peoples and from the Pacific Islands is a set of compiled and oral genealogies collected by William Cole and Elwin Jensen over a period of 50 years.

  • The collection covers the islands of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, and French Polynesia, including the Society, Marquesas, Austral Islands, and the Tuamotu Archipelago.
  • It has been digitized and indexed and is available at FamilySearch Genealogies Index

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

  • Description reads "Manual processing collections, 1949-1981". See film number 1553387. Final items on film are: "Niue: Afele--William (family group sheets), genealogy notes, Niue history, genealogies and notes, pedigrees, 1971-72 Alofi Branch attendance records, birth and baptism records on extraction cards (most 1957-63)."
  • Genealogies of Niue women: Microfilm of original manuscript in the custody of the Department of Justice, Tufukia Alofi, Niue. Includes genealogies of Niue women arranged by village for use in determining property rights some of which inherited through maternal lines of descent.
  • Niue genealogies: Includes genealogies of persons of Niue. These were created at the request of persons interested in tracing their ancestry or by persons seeking to establish claims of citizenship or land ownership through inheritance. Records contain copies of letters of request and the conclusions of research usually in the form of genealogical tables.