Chile, Santiago, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This collection only includes a portion of the images in the complete collection. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
 
This collection only includes a portion of the images in the complete collection. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
 
<u>Spanish</u>: Esta es una colección de registros del Cementerio General de Recoleta, Santiago, Chile. Contiene registros del cementerio y documentaciones varias necesarias para dar sepultura en el cementerio. Las ordenes de trabajo del cementerio corresponden a traslados o reducciones de cadáveres. Las declaraciones juradas, que demuestran relación familiar, a veces estan acompañadas por certificados de nacimiento o matrimonio. Las autorizaciones son documentos que aprueban legalmente la sepultación del cadáver y los comprobantes indican el pago del servicio de sepultación. Los registros de operaciones diarias del cementerio incluye los nombres de todos los cadáveres que entraron por la puerta especificada.
 
 
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1428897/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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To begin your search you will need to know the following:
  
To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and dates" which takes you to the images.
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*The person’s name
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*The approximate burial or death date
  
Look at the images one by one 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. Keep in mind:  
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Keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
'''To begin your search you will need to know the following:'''  
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===Search the Collection===
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'''To search by image''', follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and dates" which takes you to the images.
  
*The person’s name
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Look at the images one by one 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.
*The approximate burial or death date
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===Using the Information===
 
Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
 
Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
  
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
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Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
 
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'''For example:'''
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For example, you could do the following:
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church records.  
 
*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church records.  
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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.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
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===Unable to Locate Your Ancestors?===
 
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby public cemeteries and church cemeteries.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby public cemeteries and church cemeteries.
  
==== 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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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cementeriogeneral.cl/ Cementerio General de Recoleta]
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*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-channel.html Memorica Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile]
  
[http://www.cementeriogeneral.cl/ Cementerio General de Recoleta, Chile]  
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===Maps===
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*[http://www.mapsofworld.com/chile/maps/chile-political-map.jpg Chile in 2013]
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*[http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-article-77094.html Drawing of General Cemetery layout in 1990]
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*[http://www.maproom.org/00/09/present.php?m=0094 South America with insert of Santiago area in 1891]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/ai78i3 Chile in 1884]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/mm3t1m Chile in 1809]
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===Histories===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cementerio_General_de_Santiago English wiki entry on General Cemetery]
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*[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cementerio_General_de_Santiago Spanish wiki entry on Cementerio General]
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*[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]
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*[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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===Other Genealogical Resources===
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/chile/all.html Chile GenForum]
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*[http://www.genealog.cl/Chile/ Recopilación de Genealogía Chilena]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Chile|Chile]]  
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*[[Chile]]  
*[[Chile Cemeteries|Chile Cemeteries]]  
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*[[Chile Cemeteries]]  
*[[Chile History|Chile History]]
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*[[Chile History]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Cemeterio General, Santiago.}}  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Cemeterio General, Santiago.}}
 
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<br> [[Chile, Santiago General Cemetery (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2010," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org; accessed 31 May 2012), Autorizaciones y comprobantes 1931 sep &gt; Image 63 of 2208 images, Francisco C. Espinoza, last renewal payment made by Ana Espinosa for location of burial, 1 September 1931; citing Cemetery Records,Cementerio General de Santiago(Recoleta, Santiago).
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Revision as of 22:05, 23 January 2014

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Cementerio General de Santiago, Chile

Record Description

These records are in Spanish. This collection will include records from 1821 to 2011.

This is a collection of burial records from the General Cemetery of Recoleta, Santiago, Chile. It includes cemetery registers and a variety of documents which were needed for the burial. The work orders correspond to transfers or reductions of cadavers. 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.

This collection only includes a portion of the images in the complete collection. Additional images will be published as they become available.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

The General Cemetery of Santiago was founded in 1821 in the commune (comuna) of Recoleta. The cemetery office keeps a record file for each burial. Various documents are included in a burial file such as the municipality permission for burial, the cemetery plot and location, purchase information, copies of source of identification, and more.

Record Content

Burial records may include the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date, place and time of death
  • Gender of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Purchaser's name and spouse who purchased grave plot
  • Purchaser's residence
  • Contract of sale including date and location
  • Name of person requesting transfer of remains
  • Destination for transfer of remains
  • Original place and burial date of remains

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate burial or death date

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Search the Collection

To search by image, follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type and dates" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

Using the Information

Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For example, you could do the following:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • 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.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Locate Your Ancestors?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby public cemeteries and church cemeteries.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Related Websites

Maps

Histories

Other Genealogical Resources

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citation for This Collection

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

"Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Cemeterio General, Santiago.