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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1666 through 1929.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

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

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Baptisms, 1726-1924 Marriages, 1743-1929 Deaths, 1666-1862
Azua 5,557 0 0
Distrito Nacional 28,256 3,430 0
Dominican Republic 9,076 776 14,636
Duarte 12,360 0 0
El Seybo 21,528 0 0
Espaillat 16,366 3,749 0
La Altagracia 194 208 0
La Vega 0 4,349 0
Monte Plata 2,749 0 0
Peravia 6,785 1,727 0
Puerto Plata 0 2,074 0
San Cristóbal 0 4,780 0
Santiago 11,338 10,899 0
Total 114,209 31,992 14,636

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.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This is an index of some births or christenings throughout the Dominican Republic. The index 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 the Dominican Republic

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Related Wiki Articles

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Civil Registration

Contributions to This Article

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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 that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726-1924." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed March 18, 2011; entry for Juana Gualverta Rojas, baptized 16 July 1824; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1,223,911; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information For This Collection

"Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726-1924," index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.


 

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