Source Information

Ancestry.com. Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II [database on-line]. Provo, 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 Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II

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