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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1530 through 1906.

Record Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials  

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Chile. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. This is an index to births/christenings in parishes throughout Chile. It is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Chile.

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Sources of Information For This Collection

"Chile Baptisms, 1585-1932" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Chile.

"Chile Marriages, 1579-1930" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Chile.

"Chile Deaths, 1700-1920" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Chile.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.  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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet(www.familysearch,org: September 29, 2006). Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base adn Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
  • Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from Familysearch Internet (www.familysearch,org: April 22, 2010), Bapistm of Adolfo Femandex Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cauhimalpa, Districto Feeral, Mexico, film number 0227-23.

 

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