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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
'''Colombia, Registros Militares'''
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Colombia, Registros Militares  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection includes military service, civil registration (birth, marriage and death) and census records. They are housed at the Archivo General de la Nación in Bogotá, Colombia.  
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This collection includes the military service records of Colombia from 1809-1958. They are housed at the Archivo General de la Nación in Bogotá, Colombia.  
  
For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1429237/waypoints Browse].  
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Such records include veteran benefit files from the Thousand Days’ War (Guerra de los Mil Días), service records, register of military promotions, and military correspondence (despachos) from the Colombian Army, Navy, and National Guard.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
  
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.
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{{Collection citation| text =Colombia, Archivo General de la Nación, Miscellaneous Records. National Archives of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.}}  
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[[Colombia, Archivo General de la Nación, Miscellaneous Records (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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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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This record set may contain draft registrations, deployments, and pensions.
  
 
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Image:Colombia misc records baptism.jpg|Baptism
 
Image:Colombia misc records marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Colombia misc records, death.jpg|Death
 
 
Image:Colombia misc records army payment.jpg|Soldier's Payment for Service
 
Image:Colombia misc records army payment.jpg|Soldier's Payment for Service
 
Image:Colombia misc records army widow (2).jpg|Soldier's Widow
 
Image:Colombia misc records army widow (2).jpg|Soldier's Widow
 
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'''These&nbsp;civil registration records&nbsp;usually include the following information:'''  
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'''Draft registrations''' generally include:
  
*Name and gender
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*Name and age of draftee
*Event date and location
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*Birth date and place
*Parents' names
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*Closest relation and residence
*Grandparents' names
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*Date and place of registration
*Godparents
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'''These&nbsp;military records may include the following information:'''  
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'''Deployments''' usually include:
  
*Name of soldier or officer
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*Name of soldier  
*Date of birth
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*Regiment/battalion
*Place of birth
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*Deployment date
*Religion
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*Commanding Officer’s name
*Occupation
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*Specific duties
*Name of regiment
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*Date of service
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'''These&nbsp;censuses records&nbsp;usually contain the folowing information:'''  
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'''Military pensions''' were typically awarded to the spouse and/or children of a fallen soldier. Pension records generally include:
  
*Name of the province
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*Name of person filing for pension (applicant)
*Name of the section or district
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*Date and place of application
*Type of population
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*Name of deceased soldier
*Last name and given name
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*Applicant’s relationship to soldier
*Age, gender, and civil status
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*Date and place of marriage to soldier
*Nationality and place of birth  
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*Date and place of soldier’s death
*Occupation
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*Date and place of applicant’s birth  
*Literacy (ability to read and write)
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*Applicant’s current residence
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*Number of soldier’s children still living at home
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*Names and ages of those children
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*Date and place of those children’s births
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*Transcriptions from baptism/birth, death/burial, and/or marriage records
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''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 ''Tipo de registro y años'' category which takes you to the images.<br>
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and 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.  
  
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.  
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Then, when you've found you're ancestor, use these military records to find other records that will verify the information given; for example, birth/baptism, marriage, and death/burial records.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To search by image:'''<br> To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images. <br>
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Search the collection by index or 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 entries or images and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination.
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'''When searching:''' As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, 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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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Colombia Language and Languages]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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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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Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the military.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=63348 Soldiers, Guerrillas, and Politics in Colombia]
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*[http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/ Archivo General de la Nación Colombia] Website is in Spanish.
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*[http://www.colombia.com/colombiainfo/nuestrahistoria/mildias.asp La Guerra de los Mil Días] Website is in Spanish.
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Colombia, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Colombia Military Records]]  
*[[Colombia Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Colombia Genealogy]]
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*[[Colombia Genealogy|Colombia]]
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.
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== Citations for this Collection  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá [General Archives of the Nation, Bogotá].}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
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Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Colombia, Registros Militares

Record Description

This collection includes the military service records of Colombia from 1809-1958. They are housed at the Archivo General de la Nación in Bogotá, Colombia.

Such records include veteran benefit files from the Thousand Days’ War (Guerra de los Mil Días), service records, register of military promotions, and military correspondence (despachos) from the Colombian Army, Navy, and National Guard.

These records are written 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 Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958.

Record Content

This record set may contain draft registrations, deployments, and pensions.

Draft registrations generally include:

  • Name and age of draftee
  • Birth date and place
  • Closest relation and residence
  • Date and place of registration

Deployments usually include:

  • Name of soldier
  • Regiment/battalion
  • Deployment date
  • Commanding Officer’s name
  • Specific duties

Military pensions were typically awarded to the spouse and/or children of a fallen soldier. Pension records generally include:

  • Name of person filing for pension (applicant)
  • Date and place of application
  • Name of deceased soldier
  • Applicant’s relationship to soldier
  • Date and place of marriage to soldier
  • Date and place of soldier’s death
  • Date and place of applicant’s birth
  • Applicant’s current residence
  • Number of soldier’s children still living at home
  • Names and ages of those children
  • Date and place of those children’s births
  • Transcriptions from baptism/birth, death/burial, and/or marriage records

How to Use the Record

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and 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.

Then, when you've found you're ancestor, use these military records to find other records that will verify the information given; for example, birth/baptism, marriage, and death/burial records.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by index or 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 entries or images and compare the information about the individuals listed 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, 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:

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.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the military.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Colombia items or FHL Keyword Colombia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Colombia Archives and Libraries.

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Related Wiki Articles


How You Can Contribute

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá [General Archives of the Nation, Bogotá].


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 Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958.
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 Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958.

 

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