Guatemala, Guatemala City, Census, 1877 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
 
Catastro y Censo General de la Ciudad de Guatemala de 1877.  
 
Catastro y Censo General de la Ciudad de Guatemala de 1877.  
  
== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Collection Time Period  ==
  
 
This collection of census enumerations of the city of Guatemala was taken in 1877.  
 
This collection of census enumerations of the city of Guatemala was taken in 1877.  
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
 
The census enumeration pages are written in Spanish on ledger-style forms with columns. The genealogical information found in the census includes: names and surnames, ages at the time of the census, marital statuses, origins, and religions. The census is divided by canton.  
 
The census enumeration pages are written in Spanish on ledger-style forms with columns. The genealogical information found in the census includes: names and surnames, ages at the time of the census, marital statuses, origins, and religions. The census is divided by canton.  
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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=== Record Content  ===
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in the census enumeration schedules may include the following information:'''
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The key genealogical facts found in the census enumeration schedules may include the following information:  
  
[[Image:Guatemala Guatemala City Census 1877 (09-0207) DGS 4444042 49.jpg|thumb|right]]
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[[Image:Guatemala Guatemala City Census 1877 (09-0207) DGS 4444042 49.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
* Complete locality including the canton, street, house number, block number, and parish name  
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*Complete locality including the canton, street, house number, block number, and parish name  
* Given name and surname of each individual living in each house or property
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*Given name and surname of each individual living in each house or property  
* Name of the head of household
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*Name of the head of household  
* Age of each individual
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*Age of each individual  
* Marital status or civil status
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*Marital status or civil status  
* Occupation of each individual
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*Occupation of each individual  
* Birthplace of each individual
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*Birthplace of each individual  
* Gender of the adults: male or female
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*Gender of the adults: male or female  
* Gender of the children: boys or girls
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*Gender of the children: boys or girls  
* Whether an individual knows how to write
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*Whether an individual knows how to write  
* Mental or physical disabilities
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*Mental or physical disabilities  
* Religion
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*Religion  
* Race: whites, Indians (natives), mixed (mulatto)
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*Race: whites, Indians (natives), mixed (mulatto)
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Census records are especially valuable to quickly identify a family group, their residence, and the birthplace for each person along with their ages, which may help to search for other record types. Census records can provide information about persons where church and civil records may be incomplete. However, use the information with caution, since it may contain inaccuracies. The informant (perhaps a member of the family or a neighbor) may have not known the facts or deliberately falsified the information<br>  
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Census records are especially valuable to quickly identify a family group, their residence, and the birthplace for each person along with their ages, which may help to search for other record types. Census records can provide information about persons where church and civil records may be incomplete. However, use the information with caution, since it may contain inaccuracies. The informant (perhaps a member of the family or a neighbor) may have not known the facts or deliberately falsified the information<br>
  
== Record History<br> ==
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== Record History<br> ==
  
 
This census covers only the city of Guatemala, which at the time contained the majority of the country’s population. The census was taken by regular citizens. Therefore, there may be some errors in the spelling or data, as they recorded the information while the questions were answered verbally. The census enumerations are handwritten on ledger-style, legal-sized forms. The column headings at the top of the page are printed on the forms.  
 
This census covers only the city of Guatemala, which at the time contained the majority of the country’s population. The census was taken by regular citizens. Therefore, there may be some errors in the spelling or data, as they recorded the information while the questions were answered verbally. The census enumerations are handwritten on ledger-style, legal-sized forms. The column headings at the top of the page are printed on the forms.  
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created===
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=== Why&nbsp;the Record Was Created ===
  
 
The census was taken to identify the living population, and their education, origin, and social groups.  
 
The census was taken to identify the living population, and their education, origin, and social groups.  
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The census is a reliable source for statistical information. Some of the genealogical information that is not found in other records can be used to help research the exact vital data. Some data found in the census may also not be in the vital records.  
 
The census is a reliable source for statistical information. Some of the genealogical information that is not found in other records can be used to help research the exact vital data. Some data found in the census may also not be in the vital records.  
  
== Related Web Sites<br> ==
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== Related Websites<br> ==
  
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Guatemala,_Guatemala|Guatemala, Guatemala]]  
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*[[Guatemala, Guatemala|Guatemala, Guatemala]]  
 
*[[Guatemala|Guatemala]]
 
*[[Guatemala|Guatemala]]
  
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
  
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{{Contributor invite}}  
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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.
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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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
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==== Example of a&nbsp;Source Citation of a Record in This Collection ====
  
==== Examples of Source Citations of a Record in This Collection: ====
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Guatemala, Guatmala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo, 1877. index and images, ''FamilySearch &nbsp;''(https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 February 2011). entry for Francisca Gonzales, age 50; citing Census Records, FHL micorfilm 744,850; &nbsp;Archivo General de Centroamérica, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  
Guatemala, Guatmala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo, 1877. index and images, ''FamilySearch &nbsp;''(https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 February 2011). entry for Francisca Gonzales, age 50; citing Census Records, FHL micorfilm 744,850; &nbsp;Archivo General de Centroamérica, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
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== Citation for This Collection ==
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.
  
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo de 1877", index and images, FamilySearch; from Archivo General de Centroamérica, Guatemala City, Guatemala. "Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo de 1877". Dirección General de Estadística, Guatemala. FHL&nbsp;microfilm, 6 reels. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
  
• A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
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<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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[[Category:Guatemala|Guatemala City]]
 
[[Category:Guatemala|Guatemala City]]

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Catastro y Censo General de la Ciudad de Guatemala de 1877.

Collection Time Period

This collection of census enumerations of the city of Guatemala was taken in 1877.

Record Description

The census enumeration pages are written in Spanish on ledger-style forms with columns. The genealogical information found in the census includes: names and surnames, ages at the time of the census, marital statuses, origins, and religions. The census is divided by canton.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in the census enumeration schedules may include the following information:

Guatemala Guatemala City Census 1877 (09-0207) DGS 4444042 49.jpg
  • Complete locality including the canton, street, house number, block number, and parish name
  • Given name and surname of each individual living in each house or property
  • Name of the head of household
  • Age of each individual
  • Marital status or civil status
  • Occupation of each individual
  • Birthplace of each individual
  • Gender of the adults: male or female
  • Gender of the children: boys or girls
  • Whether an individual knows how to write
  • Mental or physical disabilities
  • Religion
  • Race: whites, Indians (natives), mixed (mulatto)

How to Use the Records

Census records are especially valuable to quickly identify a family group, their residence, and the birthplace for each person along with their ages, which may help to search for other record types. Census records can provide information about persons where church and civil records may be incomplete. However, use the information with caution, since it may contain inaccuracies. The informant (perhaps a member of the family or a neighbor) may have not known the facts or deliberately falsified the information

Record History

This census covers only the city of Guatemala, which at the time contained the majority of the country’s population. The census was taken by regular citizens. Therefore, there may be some errors in the spelling or data, as they recorded the information while the questions were answered verbally. The census enumerations are handwritten on ledger-style, legal-sized forms. The column headings at the top of the page are printed on the forms.

Why the Record Was Created

The census was taken to identify the living population, and their education, origin, and social groups.

Record Reliability

The census is a reliable source for statistical information. Some of the genealogical information that is not found in other records can be used to help research the exact vital data. Some data found in the census may also not be in the vital records.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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.

Example of a Source Citation of a Record in This Collection

Guatemala, Guatmala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo, 1877. index and images, FamilySearch  (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 3 February 2011). entry for Francisca Gonzales, age 50; citing Census Records, FHL micorfilm 744,850;  Archivo General de Centroamérica, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.

"Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo de 1877", index and images, FamilySearch; from Archivo General de Centroamérica, Guatemala City, Guatemala. "Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo de 1877". Dirección General de Estadística, Guatemala. FHL microfilm, 6 reels. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.