Jonestown Censuses

Jonestown PhotoJonestown assembled a number of lists on the people who lived in the community, all of them collected and maintained for separate and distinct purposes. These records are presented and analyzed in the links below.

The managers of this site are deeply indebted to Don Beck, who compiled much of the material which appears on this page.

  1. Entry to Guyana
  2. Listings of Jonestown/Georgetown Residents
  3. Housing in Jonestown
  4. Social Security
  5. Planning Commission
  6. Security

These records are based upon Peoples Temple documents released by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act. The records include:

• RYMUR X-5-a-21 through X-5-a-36f – Section 105, pages 29-103 – consists of 75 pages of lists of people who had immigrated to Jonestown. The lists include such information as birthdates, passport numbers, stateside addresses, and more.

• RYMUR X-7-c-1a through X-7-c-17 – Section 106, pages 91-168 – consists of 78 pages of lists of people who had immigrated to Jonestown. The lists include such information as an undated “Master List of People in Jonestown,” People Temple members cleared to go to Guyana but who were still in the US, and more.

Originally posted on June 15th, 2013.

Last modified on April 18th, 2019.
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