Adoptee seeking help
I am seeking help. After searching for 20 years I have just been advised of who my birth father is but the Fiji deaths records only go to 1989. His approx year of birth could be 1944.
I was advised he died around 2003 in Fiji. I am at a lost of how I can get access to a death record or to further my search on him and his family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You might find help through FamilySearch Pacific Islands Community group:
I would recommend first searching for a Fiji newspaper collection that may have an obituary - a substitute death record.
The FamilySearch Fiji Wiki may also have some references that could help (but many links look like they are outdated/broken):
I hope this helps.1
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ..,
Further to what 'genthusiast' has already proffered ...
Just in case you were not aware ...
There is one additional 'Group', in the "Groups" Section, of the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum; where, you may seek some help/assistance.
Please be aware, that you must "Join" a 'Group', to post in a 'Group', one must "Join" that 'Group'.
And, the many of the members of the 'Groups', are more than willing to help/assist, others.
The additional 'Group' to which I refer is:
Adoption and Unknown Family Research
Adoptees, birth parents, birth siblings, individuals with unknown or unexpected parents, and volunteers are welcome. Let's work together to exchange resources and search tips and reunite birth families and/or to learn health information.
I hope this also helps.
@AnneStruckett, congratulations on finding your birth father. You've asked how you might find his death record - having died about 2003 in Fiji.
Let me suggest that a good place to start would be the FamilySearch Wiki page, Fiji Civil Registration. There you will find the place that you can contact for a copy of his death record. Having said that, I do see a website for Fijian Embassy in Washington D. C. which provides guidance for obtaining Fijian death certificates via the embassy. The website is https://www.fijiembassydc.com/birth-marriage-death.htm.
Note the document identification requirements that are required to support your request for the document.
The embassy's address is provided at the top of the website's page.
Because the death is relatively recent (from a genealogist's perspective), it is likely that this will be the best way to obtain the death certificate.
I hope that this helps.1