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

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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
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== 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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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.  
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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.  
  
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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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==== Example of a&nbsp;Source Citation of a Record in This Collection  ====
 
==== Example of a&nbsp;Source Citation of a Record in This Collection  ====
  
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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Guatemala, Guatmala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo, 1877. index and images, ''FamilySearch &nbsp;''(https://www.familysearch.org: accessed&nbsp;14&nbsp;March 2012). entry for Francisca Gonzales, age 50; citing Census Records, FHL micorfilm 744,850; &nbsp;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.  
  
== Citation for This Collection ==
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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.  
 
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.  

Revision as of 19:43, 14 March 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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:

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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
  • 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.

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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 14 March 2012). entry for Francisca Gonzales, age 50; citing Census Records, FHL micorfilm 744,850;  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.

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.

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