South Korea Genealogy

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Guide to South Korea, family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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South Korea Background
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Country Information[edit | edit source]

South Korea is a country in Asia bordered by North Korea. The official language is Korean.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with South Korea Research

Links to articles on getting started with South Korea research.

South Korea Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in South Korea research.

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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Korea.

Code Name Hangul Hanja
KR-11 Seoul special city 서울특별시
KR-26 Busan metropolitan city 부산광역시 釜山廣域市

KR-27 Daegu metropolitan city 대구광역시 大邱廣域市

KR-28 Incheon metropolitan city 인천광역시 仁川廣域市

KR-29 Gwangju metropolitan city 광주광역시 光州廣域市

KR-30 Daejeon metropolitan city 대전광역시 大田廣域市

KR-31 Ulsan metropolitan city 울산광역시 蔚山廣域市

KR-50 Sejong metropolitan autonomous city 세종특별자치시 世宗特別自治市

KR-41 Gyeonggi Province 경기도 京畿道

KR-42 Gangwon Province 강원도 江原道

KR-43 North Chungcheong Province 충청북도 忠淸北道

KR-44 South Chungcheong Province 충청남도 忠淸南道

KR-45 North Jeolla Province 전라북도 全羅北道

KR-46 South Jeolla Province 전라남도 全羅南道

KR-47 North Gyeongsang Province 경상북도 慶尙北道

KR-48 South Gyeongsang Province 경상남도 慶尙南道

KR-49 Jeju Province special self-governing province 제주특별자치도 濟州特別自治道

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "South Korea," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 21 April 2015.