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Title in the Language of the Record
Guatemala, Departamento de Guatemala, Registro Civil
This collection includes birth records created by the civil registration offices in the department of Guatemala, Guatemala from 1930 to 2008. Civil records are a particularly valuable source as records may not have been kept prior to 1877 when Guatemala began civil registration. Additional records will be published as they become available.
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- Civil Registry. Guatemala, Department of Guatemala, Civil Registration. Guatemala, Guatemala.
Key genealogical facts found in birth records may include:
- Child’s name
- Date and time of child’s birth
- Town of birth
- Parents’ names and birthplaces
Key genealogical facts found in marriage records may include:
- Groom’s name, age, origin and residence
- Bride’s name, age, origin and residence
- Parents’ names
- Witnesses’ names
- Event date and location
Key genealogical facts found in death records may include:
- Name, age and origin of the deceased
- Event date and location
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Related Wiki Articles
- Guatemala Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Guatemala Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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“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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