Ordering films in the new FamilySearch

FamilySearch, or what we used to know as the Family History Library, has an enormous number of resources for family historians in their library in Salt Lake City. They have travelled the world collecting original material by microfilming it, and these microfilms can be 'borrowed'. If you have a … [Read more...]

Births, Marriages and Deaths

Church records In Fiji, as in other countries, baptisms, marriages and burials were recorded by the various churches. The first missionaries, of the Wesleyan Methodist and Roman Catholic Churches, were concerned with the conversion of souls and kept good records of baptisms and … [Read more...]

Land and Property

The Family History Library has a good selection of documents available for land and property in Fiji. Not all are available at Family History Centers in Fiji. Here is a selection of the documents relevant to historical research. Certificates of title for land Fiji. Registrar-General's Office. 36 … [Read more...]

Probate

Probate is the process of proving that the will of a deceased person is valid. Probate files often contain copies of wills, affidavits and other documents of interest. In Fiji probate is controlled by the Land Titles Office, Government Building, Suva. Indexes and Will Books have been microfilmed … [Read more...]

Native Land Records 1890-1980

Native Land  Records 1890-1980 The Family History Library has microfilmed 117 reels of records from the Native Lands Commission at the Ministry of Fijian Affairs in 1981-1982. Includes evidence books, clan genealogies, and registers of native land owners. The evidence books consist of sworn … [Read more...]