Tonga Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Ministry of Justice
Registrar General's Office
P.O Box 130
Nuku'alofa

Telephone: (+676)7400800 or (+676)7400810 or (676) 25 618
Fax #: (676) 23 098
Help Desk Email: helpdesk@justice.gov.to
Email of Registrar General: svunipola@justice.gov.to

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Time period: 1867-present[1]

"The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the national civil registry of all records pertaining to births, deaths and marriages."[2]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Population coverage: 90% coverage of the population in the 20th century; less for earlier periods[1]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth

  • Date
  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • place of residence for parents
  • Name of informant

Marriage

  • Date of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Place of residence of the groom and bride
  • Names of parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death

  • Date
  • Name of deceased
  • Names of parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Place of residence of the deceased
  • Age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of burial[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Polynesia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-2000.
  2. Ministry of Information and Communications, National Civil Registry Office digitises vital records, 13 May 2013, (accessed 16 May 2020).]