South Korea Goals:  1: Archives and Libraries   2: Civil Registration   3: Maps and Gazetteers   4: Newspapers   5: Websites   6: Search Records   7: Get Help  



Project 9:
South Korea


Explore research in South Korea.


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Goal 1: Learn about South Korea archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about South Korea archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about South Korea archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: South Korea_Archives and Libraries
  2. Learn about efforts to build a genealogy library in Korea.






Goal 2: Learn about South Korea civil registration and census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about South Korea civil registration.

  1. Learn about South Korea civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: South Korea Civil Registration

B. Learn about South Korea census records.

  1. Learn about South Korea household and census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: South Korea Census Records


Goal 3: Learn about South Korea maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about South Korea maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about South Korea maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article. See the "Korea through the Centuries" section for historical maps of Korea.
    FS—Wiki: South Korea Maps

B. Explore South Korea map resources.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for South Korea maps.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of South Korea maps.
  3. Explore the Old Maps Online site for South Korea maps.


Goal 4: Learn about South Korea newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about South Korea newspapers.

  1. Search South Korean newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search South Korean newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search South Korean newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.






Goal 5: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for South Korean research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.


Goal 6: Search records from South Korea.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for South Korea.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Learn about Korean characters and record types.

  1. Learn about Hanja, the Chinese characters used in Korean records.
    FS—Finding Kanja Characters—5:00
  2. Learn to read Hojeok and Jejeok records.
    FS—Hojeok and Jejeok Records—4:00
  3. Watch these videos to learn about Jokbo and Korean clan genealogy.
    FS—Introduction to Jokbo—5:00
    | FS—How to Read Jokbo—6:00

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Korean records.

  1. Explore the Asia page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 7: Get help with your South Korea research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Korean Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Asia, Africa, Pacific Genealogy Research Community on Facebook.
  3. Get help with adoption topics on the TRACK Facebook page.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for South Korea research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for South Korea research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the South Korea research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about South Korea research.

C. Learn about South Korea genealogy societies.

  1. Explore South Korea genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





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