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Title in the Language of the Record

Colombia, Registros Militares

Record Description

These records are in Spanish. 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.

For a list of records by document type and dates 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 Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Civil registration records usually include the following information:

  • Name and gender
  • Event date and location
  • Parents' names
  • Grandparents' names
  • Godparents

Military records may include the following information:

  • Name of soldier or officer
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Religion
  • Occupation
  • Name of regiment
  • Date of service

Census records usually contain the folowing information:

  • Name of the province
  • Name of the section or district
  • Type of population
  • Last name and given name
  • Age, gender, and civil status
  • Nationality and place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Literacy (ability to read and write)

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

To search the collection image by image
⇒Select Browse through images on the initial collection page

⇒Select the appropriate  Record Type and Years which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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Contributions to This Article

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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

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > 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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