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 Colonial Periord

Many census records exist for Colombia during the colonial period.  The first of these are from Espiritu Santo, Cundinamarca and Mérida, Tunja in 1586; followed by a Bogotá, Cundinamarca census in 1595.  Throughout the 17th and 18th century, many censuses were taken at various local and provincial levels. Major censuses occured in 1776-1777 and the 1790's. To see a complete listing and references see Lyman D. Platt's book, "Census Records for the Latin America and the Hispanic United States." Almost all of these records (with a few exceptions listed below) are located in the Archivo General de la Nación.  

  • 1786-1787 census of Medellín, Antioquía is located in the Archivo Histórico de Antioquia, Colombia.
  • 1756 census of Veraguas, Panamá, Colombia is located in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain.

Census records from this period are available by microfilm and include: 

1162416 and 1162417

Platt, L. (1998). Census records for latin america and the hispanic united states. Baltimore:Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc.


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