Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005.
Original data: Japanese-American Internee Data File, 1942-1946 [Archival Database]; Records About Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1988-1989; Records of the War Relocation Authority, Record Group 210; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

About U.S., Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946

This database contains information collected by the War Relocation Authority (WRA) on over 100,000 Japanese-Americans who were relocated during World War II. Evacuees were taken from Washington, Oregon, and California and placed in the following relocation centers:

  • Tule Lake Center, California
  • Manzanar Center, California
  • Minidoka Center, Idaho
  • Central Utah Center, Utah
  • Granada Center, Colorado
  • Colorado River Center, Arizona
  • Gila River Center, Arizona
  • Heart Mountain Center, Wyoming
  • Rohwer Center, Arkansas
  • Jerome Center, Arkansas

The following information was collected about the relocated citizens and recorded on WRA Form 26 (all of this information is available in this database):

  • Name of evacuee
  • Relocation project and assembly center assigned to
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Race of evacuee and spouse
  • Birth year
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Previous address
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Father's occupation
  • Evacuee's occupation
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Whether attended Japanese language school
  • Highest grade completed
  • Language proficiency
  • Foreign residence
  • Indication of military service
  • Public assistance
  • Pensions
  • Physical defects
  • Indication of an alien registration number and/or Social Security Number