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NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Article 56000, How to use Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.

Question #1: The images for Guatemala > Canalitos and Guatemala > Guatemala in the following browse points are the same:

  • Información matrimonial 1893-1913 (incluye matrimonios),
  • Información matrimonial 1913-1925 (incluye matrimonios),
  • Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios), and
  • Nacimientos 1878-1923.

Where are the records from?
Answer #1: As you advance through the images, you will see that they are not Guatemala City records but are all records for the independent municipio of Canalitos. This is because prior to 1938 Canalitos was an independent municipio in the Department of Guatemala. It is currently (2012) a zona in Guatemala City.

Question #2: I cannot find the online records for Quetzaltenango > Ostuncalco > Nacimientos 1877-1886, that correspond in the Catalog as Film Number 782372. Are these records available?
Answer #2: Because the original microfilm 782372 has been damaged, the final browse point Nacimientos 1877-1886 has been removed. Click on the links for information on how to order microfilm and locate the nearest FamilySearch Center.

Question #3: There exists some mislabeling in this collection of the final browse points (Record type and year range). Can you list the known errors and tell us what the content of the final browse points is?
Answer #3: Below is a list of the reported known issues with the labeling of the final browse points (Record type and year range):

  • Chimaltenango > Tecpán Guatemala > Defunciones 1892-1897 only has 307 images, not 603.Guatemala > Guatemala > Nacimientos 1913-1914, the correct year range should be 1931-1932.
  • Guatemala > Guatemala > Nacimientos 1913, the correct year range should be 1931.
  • Quetzaltenango > Quetzaltenango > Matrimonios 1877-1878, 1891, the correct year range should be 1877-1878,1881-1891.
  • Retalhuleu > Retalhuleu > Matrimonios 1925-1940 year span should be 1925-1928, 1937-1940

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