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NOTE: If you are interested in asking questions related to Samurai history, battles, weapons, etc. Please see the following before Emailing us. If your question is covered here, we may not respond your email.

If you have a question regarding Samurai or Japanese history, please ask at these two forums:

Yahoo Samurai History Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/samuraihistory/
Samurai History Forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/samuraihistory/start/
Or use the 'Site Search' Function, or see the recommended reading section.

If you have a question regarding Samurai Swords or other weapons, please ask at any of these forums:

Yahoo Samurai History Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/samuraihistory/
Samurai History Forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/samuraihistory/start/
Japanese Sword Group (Nihon-to): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nihonto/
Or see A.J. Bryant's Online Manual of Japanese Armor Construction, Wakagashira, and the Japanese Sword Index.

If you have a martial arts related question, please do a search for a martial arts forum at Yahoo groups or Delphi forums; the Samurai Archives page does not encompass the martial arts.

If you have a question regarding where to find more information on the Samurai, please ask at one of the following forums:

Yahoo Samurai History Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/samuraihistory/
Samurai History Forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/samuraihistory/start/
Or check the 'Recommended Readings' page or the 'Links' page.

If you have a question on how to research your own personal Japanese ancestors and ancestry, you will need to go to a Genealogy website such as Genealogy.com or Ancestry.com; we unfortunately can not help you, however, here is a list of other applicable sites for Japanese genealogy:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~jpnwgw/
http://www.rootsweb.com/~jpnwgw/GenSites.html
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Garage/4464/Home.html
http://members.tripod.com/runker_room/family.htm
http://www.distantcousin.com/Links/Ethnic/Japan.html
http://genealogy.about.com/cs/japan/
http://www.nikkeiheritage.org/
http://www.archives.go.jp/index_e.html
http://tinyurl.com/5n8pm
http://www.genealogy.com/
http://www.familysearch.org/
http://www.ancestry.com/
http://www.usgenweb.com/
http://www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/
http://genealogy.about.com/
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/

If you are looking for your family crest (mon), or would like to know where your particular mon came from, we unfortunately can't help you. Many families received their family crests from other samurai families, and others created thier own. We don't have the resources to help.

 

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