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Title in the Language of the Record

Tarjetas de índice, Registro Civil, Uruguay

Record Description

This collection includes the national index of the civil registration books of birth, marriage, and death from all the departments in Uruguay from 1900 to 1937. This index was created from index cards created by the Dirección General del Registro del Estado Civil from the original books.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Cards, 1900-1937.” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Most birth records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of registration
  • Place, date, and time of birth
  • Name of the newborn
  • Names of the parents (maiden name of the mother)
  • Parents’ places of origin or residence
  • Occupation of the father
  • Names of the grandparents

Most marriage records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of marriage
  • Names and ages of the groom and bride
  • Civil statuses, places of origin, and residences of the groom and bride
  • Parents’ names, places of origin, and sometimes marital status
  • Sometimes the names of the grandparents
  • Witnesses’ names

Most death records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation, residence, and age of the deceased
  • Sometimes the parents’ names
  • Burial place

How to Use the Record

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.


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