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|The Cross-reference of the Families in the Family Trees and in the Religious Faith Registers: Kinship Relationships, Pedigrees and Generation Continuity in Kami-shiojiri, Japan|
|This paper uses the original database mainly based on the relatively less used documents of family trees as well as the well-used documents of Shumon Aaratame-cho (Religious Faith Registers), in order to understand the realities of the kin-family relationships and generation continuity in Kami-shiojiri, Ueda (Nagano Prefecture). Although there have been studies based on the Shumon Aratame-cho database, there seem to be few databases which include the family tree data. This is partly due to the lower credence of family trees as historical evidence. However, Kami-shiojiri provides a family tree complex drawn by a contemporary village members who know the village family history and used village administrative documents. Since there has not been any research based on not only Shumon Aratame-cho but also family trees, such research would provide a new framework for the analysis, and new data on the family and kin relationships in early modern village society.
From the viewpoint of family, while the Shumon Aratame-cho records the more formal 'family? details, the family trees recorded more informal 'family' details. It appears that there is a qualitative difference when it comes to understanding and comparing the reality of ie in the two documents. Regarding the family data in the Shumon Aratame-cho, more or less 60% of the unit members are also identified in the family trees. The former does not necessarily show the family or household as a unit. One unit denotes a patron of the temple or shrine in the village and the head of the household as the representative. Therefore, the unit head is not always the head of the household or family. Regarding the inheritance and bunke (stemming branches) in the database appeared to change in the period depending on the individual circumstances of the families and kin networks. Furthermore, the cross-reference of Gonin-gumi ('Frankpledge') and family trees shows that the members are in accordance, as tendency. It suggests that the logic of residence affects the daily life and as a result family lines.