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Guide to Panama ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records
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Getting started with Panama research
Panama is politically divided into 9 provinces and 5 "comarcas," or indigenous territories. Until 1999, the United States controlled the Panama Canal Zone, an unincorporated 10-mile wide territory. Understanding political divisions is essential to doing family history, as these divisions determine where records are recorded and archived. To learn more about Panama's political division, Click here.
See FamilySearch Tutorials on Latin American Research.
Records available online at FamilySearch:
- Panama Baptisms, 1750-1938
- Panama Marriages, 1800-1950
- Panama Deaths, 1840-1930
- Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973 (images only)
- See FamilySearch Tutorials on Latin American Research.
- How to read old Spanish handwriting tutorial
- FamilySearch Record Search
- (helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
- (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
- BYU Research Outline for Panama
- Listing of all records collections for Panama available on FamilySearch.org
Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:
- Panama Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Panama Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Panama Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Panama Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Did you know?
- The Isthmus of Panama is the narrowest strip of land in the American continent. It is bordered north-west by Costa Rica, south-east by Colombia, south by the Pacific Ocean, and north by the Caribbean Sea.
- Some consider Panama a transcontinental nation, with the Panama Canal bisecting North and South America.
- The first permanent European settlement in the mainland of the Americas, Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien, was founded in Panama by Vasco Nunez de Balboa in 1510.
- The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Balboa off the coast of Panama on September 25, 1513.
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