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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection includes municipal cemetery records for cemeteries throughout [[Chile]] including the Antofagasta, Cementario General in Santiago, Valparaíso, and Viña del Mar cemeteries. The earliest records found in this collection are from 1821 and include up unto 2013.  
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This collection includes municipal cemetery records for cemeteries throughout [[Chile Genealogy|Chile]] including the Antofagasta, Cementario General in Santiago, Valparaíso, and Viña del Mar cemeteries. The earliest records found in this collection are from 1821 and include up unto 2013.  
  
 
The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.  
 
The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.  
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=== Record Categories ===
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=== Record Categories ===
  
 
Some records you may find in this collection are:  
 
Some records you may find in this collection are:  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
The records were usually made close to the date of burial.  
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'''The records''' were usually made close to the date of burial.  
  
=== Burial Registers & Card Indexes ===
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=== Burial Registers & Card Indexes ===
  
 
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'''Burial registers and card indexes''' may contain the following information:  
 
'''Burial registers and card indexes''' may contain the following information:  
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*Name of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)  
 
*Name of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)  
*Plot location
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*Plot location  
*Date of the site was renovated
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*Date of the site was renovated  
*Date the site expires
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*Date the site expires  
 
*Receipt number
 
*Receipt number
  
=== Burial Authorization Papers ===
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=== Burial Authorization Papers ===
  
 
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Burial authorization papers relate to each burial and may be comprised of various record types: (a) work orders correspond to transfers or reductions of cadavers, (b) sworn declarations contain family relationships with the buried person, sometimes including birth or marriage information, (c) authorization documents are legal approvals to bury an individual, and (d) receipts include burial service payment.  
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'''Burial authorization papers''' relate to each burial and may be comprised of various record types: (a) work orders correspond to transfers or reductions of cadavers, (b) sworn declarations contain family relationships with the buried person, sometimes including birth or marriage information, (c) authorization documents are legal approvals to bury an individual, and (d) receipts include burial service payment.  
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'''These records''' may contain the following information:
  
These records may contain the following information:
 
 
*Cemetery name  
 
*Cemetery name  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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*Gender  
 
*Gender  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Amount paid for any burial/grave-site expenses
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*Amount paid for any burial/grave-site expenses  
 
*Family relations to the deceased (children, extended family, etc.)
 
*Family relations to the deceased (children, extended family, etc.)
  
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=== Search the Collection  ===
 
=== Search the Collection  ===
  
'''To search by image:''' <br>
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'''To search by index:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select “Browse through images” on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the “Cemetery” category<br> ⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” category which takes you to the images.<br>  
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'''To search by image:''' <br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select “Browse through images” on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the “City” category<br>⇒ Select the “Cemetery” category<br> ⇒ Select the Record Type and Dates“” category which takes you to the images.<br>  
  
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
'''When searching:''' <br>
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'''When searching:''' <br> As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, and some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, and some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
 
*[[Chile Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Chile Language and Languages]]
  
=== Using the Information ===
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=== Using the Information ===
*Use the receipt number on a card index or burial register to look up the receipt, which will contain more information about the deceased.  
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*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church records.  
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*Use the age to determine a birth year.  
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
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*Use the estimated birth year (from previous) and birthplace to locate the birth record.  
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*Use the locality and the spouse's name to locate a marriage record church and/or civil records.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
  
===General Information about These Records===
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=== General Information about These Records ===
  
 
Cemetery registers and a variety of documents were needed for the burial. The work orders correspond to transfers or grave-site reductions. The judicial declarations give family relationships with the buried person and sometimes include birth or marriage records. The authorization document is a legal approval to give burial to an individual, and receipts (comprobantes) include the burial service payment. The daily log register includes the name of all cadavers entering the cemetery through a specific door and includes the service requested.  
 
Cemetery registers and a variety of documents were needed for the burial. The work orders correspond to transfers or grave-site reductions. The judicial declarations give family relationships with the buried person and sometimes include birth or marriage records. The authorization document is a legal approval to give burial to an individual, and receipts (comprobantes) include the burial service payment. The daily log register includes the name of all cadavers entering the cemetery through a specific door and includes the service requested.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
*[http://www.cementeriogeneral.cl/ Cementerio General] of Chile, An Outdoor Museum
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*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-channel.html Memorica Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile]
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*[http://www.cementeriogeneral.cl/ Cementerio General] of Chile, An Outdoor Museum  
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*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-channel.html Memorica Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile]  
 
*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-article-77094.html Drawing of General Cemetery Layout in 1990]  
 
*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-article-77094.html Drawing of General Cemetery Layout in 1990]  
 
*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-article-3561.html#presentacion Los cementerios en el siglo XIX, un sitio web que incluye documentos, imágenes, y otras cosas]  
 
*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-article-3561.html#presentacion Los cementerios en el siglo XIX, un sitio web que incluye documentos, imágenes, y otras cosas]  
*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/archivos2/pdfs/MC0027429.pdf "Memoria del Administrador del Cementerio Jeneral," an archived book, published in 1893]
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*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/archivos2/pdfs/MC0056361.pdf "Historia i Tradiciones del Cementerio Jeneral de Santiago," an archived book, published in 1890]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Chile Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Chile Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Chile Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[Chile Gazetteers]]  
*[[Chile]]
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*[[Chile Genealogy|Chile]]
  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013 .

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Chile, Registros de Cementerios

Record Description

This collection includes municipal cemetery records for cemeteries throughout Chile including the Antofagasta, Cementario General in Santiago, Valparaíso, and Viña del Mar cemeteries. The earliest records found in this collection are from 1821 and include up unto 2013.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013.

Record Categories

Some records you may find in this collection are:

  • Burial Registers and Card Indexes
  • Burial Authorizations (also Transfer Requests, Payment Records, Receipts, and Proof of Income)

Record Content

The records were usually made close to the date of burial.

Burial Registers & Card Indexes

Burial registers and card indexes may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Plot location
  • Date of the site was renovated
  • Date the site expires
  • Receipt number

Burial Authorization Papers

Burial authorization papers relate to each burial and may be comprised of various record types: (a) work orders correspond to transfers or reductions of cadavers, (b) sworn declarations contain family relationships with the buried person, sometimes including birth or marriage information, (c) authorization documents are legal approvals to bury an individual, and (d) receipts include burial service payment.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Cemetery name
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date and time of death
  • Place of death
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Cause of death
  • Amount paid for any burial/grave-site expenses
  • Family relations to the deceased (children, extended family, etc.)

How to Use the Record

If you locate your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.

Burial records are often brief, so it can be easy to confuse individuals of the same name, origin, and birth date.

Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select “Browse through images” on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “City” category
⇒ Select the “Cemetery” category
⇒ Select the Record Type and Dates“” category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, and some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

  • Use the age to determine a birth year.
  • Use the estimated birth year (from previous) and birthplace to locate the birth record.
  • Use the locality and the spouse's name to locate a marriage record church and/or civil records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.

General Information about These Records

Cemetery registers and a variety of documents were needed for the burial. The work orders correspond to transfers or grave-site reductions. The judicial declarations give family relationships with the buried person and sometimes include birth or marriage records. The authorization document is a legal approval to give burial to an individual, and receipts (comprobantes) include the burial service payment. The daily log register includes the name of all cadavers entering the cemetery through a specific door and includes the service requested.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:


“Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013.” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Cementerio General, Santiago, Chile.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013.
Image Citation
The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013.

 

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