Colombia, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1726975 |title=Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010|location=South America}}<br>  
  
 
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=== Title in the Language of the Record  ===
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
 
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Colombia'''  
 
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Colombia'''  
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.  
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This collection includes records from 1600 to 2010.  
  
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/1726975/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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The collection contains birth, confirmation, marriage and death records for parishes throughout Columbia. For a complete list of all the parishes included in this collection, see the [[Parishes in Colombia]] coverage table.  
  
This collection of church records covers several parishes in dioceses and archdioceses of Colombia.  
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These records were created by priests. The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.  
  
 
Some of the records in this collection may have been created in a different ecclesiastical jurisdiction than the one where these are currently housed. All the sacramental ordinances were created, registered, and kept by the priest in authority of his parish jurisdiction. The parish jurisdiction may include sub-parishes in other nearby localities. One copy of the records is kept at the parish archive and another copy is sent to the diocesan archive for preservation. Most of the parish records in this collection were acquired at the diocesan archives.  
 
Some of the records in this collection may have been created in a different ecclesiastical jurisdiction than the one where these are currently housed. All the sacramental ordinances were created, registered, and kept by the priest in authority of his parish jurisdiction. The parish jurisdiction may include sub-parishes in other nearby localities. One copy of the records is kept at the parish archive and another copy is sent to the diocesan archive for preservation. Most of the parish records in this collection were acquired at the diocesan archives.  
  
This collection of parish records such as baptism, marriage, and burial may cover the years 1598 to the present.&nbsp;
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Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for finding genealogical information of birth, death, and marriage in Colombia prior to 1935, when civil registration was implemented.  
  
Catholic Church parish registers were created by priests authorized to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances in their parish jurisdiction.  
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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/1726975/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for finding genealogical information of birth, death, and marriage in Colombia prior to 1935, when the civil registration was implemented.  
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=== Citation for This Collection:  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection:  ===
  
The citation below refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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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>
  
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{{Collection citation|text = Catholic Church parishes in Colombia. Colombia Catholic Church Records. Parishes throughout Colombia. }}  
|text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic Church parishes in Colombia. Colombia Catholic Church Records. Parishes throughout Colombia. <!--bibdescend-->}}  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Colombia, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''
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Image:Colombia, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Marriage DGS 4465429 883.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Burial DGS 4465445 313.jpg|Burial
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Image:Colombia Diocese of Antioquia Catholic Church Records (08-0510) Recognition of a Child DGS 4465393 1530.jpg|Recognition of Child
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</gallery>
  
''Left click to enlarge image.''  
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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
[[Image:Colombia Antioquia Diocese of Sonsón Rionegro Catholic Church Records (08-0514) Baptism DGS 4352447 42.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Date and place of child's baptism
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*Name and gender of child
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*Father's name
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*Father's marital status
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*Father's age and place of baptism
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*Names of father's parents
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*Legitimacy of child
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*Mother's name
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*Mother's marital status
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*Mother's age and place of baptism
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*Names of mother's parents
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*Names of witnesses and their identification information
  
*Place of baptism
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
*Date of baptism
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*Gender of the child
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*Date and place of marriage
*Date of birth
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*Name, age and origin of groom
*Name of the child baptized
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*Name, age and origin of bride
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
*Parents’ names
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*Groom's parents' names  
*Residence of the parents  
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*Bride's parents' names
*Paternal grandparents’ names  
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*Names of witnesses
*Maternal grandparents’ names
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*Godparents’ names
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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''Left click to enlarge image.''
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[[Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Marriage DGS 4465429 883.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Place of marriage
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*Date of marriage
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*Names of the groom and bride
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*Witnesses’ names
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*Groom’s age
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*Bride’s age
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*Marital status of the groom and bride
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*Groom’s parents
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*Bride’s parents
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most death or burial records are:'''
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''Left click to enlarge image.''
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[[Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Burial DGS 4465445 313.jpg|thumb|right]]
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'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
  
*Deceased’s place of burial
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*Name and age of deceased
*Date of burial  
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*Date and place of burial  
*Age at time of death  
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*Cause of death  
*Deceased’s name
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*Deceased’s marital status and spouse’s name, if married
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*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
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*Marital status of deceased
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*Name of spouse if married
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Parents’ names  
*Residence of the deceased  
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*Residence of deceased
*Age at time of death
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*Place of death
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*Cause of death
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most child recognition records:'''  
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'''These child recognition records usually contain the following information:'''  
 
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''Left click to enlarge image.''
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[[Image:Colombia Diocese of Antioquia Catholic Church Records (08-0510) Recognition of a Child DGS 4465393 1530.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Date of legal recognition  
 
*Date of legal recognition  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
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If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. They may also be in individual folders. Find your ancestors name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.
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'''To search the collection using the index:'''
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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.
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'''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 ''"Departmento"'' category <br>⇒Select the ''"Ciudad/pueblo"'' category <br>⇒Select the ''"Parroquia"'' category <br>⇒Select the ''"Tipo de registro y años"'' category which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
 
Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Colombia. The records of baptism, marriage, and death may contain important information about other generations of ancestors. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of civil registration in 1935. To find the record of an ancestor, a person needs to know at least the name of the ancestor and a place and approximate year of an event in the ancestor’s life. If indexes are available, it is suggested to check for the name there first.  
 
Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Colombia. The records of baptism, marriage, and death may contain important information about other generations of ancestors. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of civil registration in 1935. To find the record of an ancestor, a person needs to know at least the name of the ancestor and a place and approximate year of an event in the ancestor’s life. If indexes are available, it is suggested to check for the name there first.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
{{Incomplete Section}}This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Colombia._Colombia_Deaths,_1770-1930 Colombia Deaths, 1770-1930]
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*[http://www.familylink.com/colombia/1820 Columbia Baptisms, 1630-1950]
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*[http://www.datconverter.net/colombia.marriage.records.html Colombia Marriages]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Colombia|Colombia]]
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*[[Colombia|Colombia]]
*[[Colombia, Antioquia, Diocese of Sonson-Rionegro Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colombia, Antioquia, Diocese of Sonson-Rionegro Catholic Church Records]]
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*[[Colombia, Archdiocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colombia, Archdiocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records]]
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*[[Colombia, Archdiocese of Santa Fe of Antioquia, Catholic Church Parish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colombia, Archdiocese of Santa Fe of Antioquia, Catholic Church Parish Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
"Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XT71-R57&nbsp;: accessed 15 May 2012), Antonio Pineda, 1820; citing Marriage Records, Estudios monograficos: Marinilla, 1967.  
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"Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XT71-R57&nbsp;: accessed 15 May 2012), Antonio Pineda and Juana Bautista Orozco, married 5 July 1820; citing Marriage Records, Estudios monograficos: Marinilla, 1967.  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:58, 18 January 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Colombia

Record Description

This collection includes records from 1600 to 2010.

The collection contains birth, confirmation, marriage and death records for parishes throughout Columbia. For a complete list of all the parishes included in this collection, see the Parishes in Colombia coverage table.

These records were created by priests. The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.

Some of the records in this collection may have been created in a different ecclesiastical jurisdiction than the one where these are currently housed. All the sacramental ordinances were created, registered, and kept by the priest in authority of his parish jurisdiction. The parish jurisdiction may include sub-parishes in other nearby localities. One copy of the records is kept at the parish archive and another copy is sent to the diocesan archive for preservation. Most of the parish records in this collection were acquired at the diocesan archives.

Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for finding genealogical information of birth, death, and marriage in Colombia prior to 1935, when civil registration was implemented.

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

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.

Catholic Church parishes in Colombia. Colombia Catholic Church Records. Parishes throughout Colombia.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of child's baptism
  • Name and gender of child
  • Father's name
  • Father's marital status
  • Father's age and place of baptism
  • Names of father's parents
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Mother's name
  • Mother's marital status
  • Mother's age and place of baptism
  • Names of mother's parents
  • Names of witnesses and their identification information

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name, age and origin of groom
  • Name, age and origin of bride
  • Legitimacy
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Names of witnesses

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of burial
  • Cause of death
  • Legitimacy
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Name of spouse if married
  • Parents’ names
  • Residence of deceased

These child recognition records usually contain the following information:

  • Date of legal recognition
  • Name of the father
  • Father’s parents
  • Father’s place of baptism
  • Father’s marital status and spouse’s name
  • Father’s age
  • Father’s identification number and place of issue
  • Name of the child being recognized
  • Child’s place and date of baptism
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s parents
  • Mother’s place of baptism
  • Mother’s marital status and spouse’s name, if married
  • Mother’s age

How to Use the Records

If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. They may also be in individual folders. Find your ancestors name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

To search the collection using the 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 browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Departmento" category
⇒Select the "Ciudad/pueblo" category
⇒Select the "Parroquia" category
⇒Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Colombia. The records of baptism, marriage, and death may contain important information about other generations of ancestors. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of civil registration in 1935. To find the record of an ancestor, a person needs to know at least the name of the ancestor and a place and approximate year of an event in the ancestor’s life. If indexes are available, it is suggested to check for the name there first.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should 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 that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XT71-R57&nbsp;: accessed 15 May 2012), Antonio Pineda and Juana Bautista Orozco, married 5 July 1820; citing Marriage Records, Estudios monograficos: Marinilla, 1967.