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Known Issues

 

Question #1: As I advance through the images for Guatemala > Canalitos for some final browse points, I notice that the path description changes back and forth between Guatemala City and Canalitos. Where are the records from?
Answer #1: Prior to 1938, Canalitos was an independent municipio in the Department of Guatemala. It is currently (2012) a zona in Guatemala City. For example, following the search path Guatemala > Canalitos > Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios) will take you to record sets for Canalitos; however, when you click on the link, it opens to images showing the search path Guatemala > Guatemala > Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios). You will find by advancing through the images that all records are for the independent municipio of Canalitos. This problem is limited to the following Canalitos links:

  • Información matrimonial 1893-1913 (incluye matrimonios),
  • Información matrimonial 1913-1925 (incluye matrimonios),
  • Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios), and
  • Nacimientos 1878-1923.

Question #2: As I advance through the images for Guatemala > Guatemala for some final browse points, I notice that the path description changes back and forth between Guatemala City and Canalitos. Where are the records from?
Answer #2: Following the search path Guatemala > Guatemala > Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios) will display the correct search path on the first image, but as you advance through the images the search path will show Guatemala > Canalitos > Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios), and you will see that they are not Guatemala City records but are all records for the independent municipio of Canalitos. This is because prior to 1938 Canalitos was an independent municipio in the Department of Guatemala. It is currently (2012) a zona in Guatemala City. This problem is limited to the following Guatemala City links:

  • Información matrimonial 1893-1913 (incluye matrimonios),
  • Información matrimonial 1913-1925 (incluye matrimonios),
  • Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios), and
  • Nacimientos 1878-1923.

Question #3: I cannot find the online records for Quetzaltenango > Ostuncalco > Nacimientos 1877-1886, that correspond in the Catalog as Film Number 782372. Are these records available?
Answer #3: Because the original microfilm 782372 has been damaged, the final browse point Nacimientos 1877-1886 has been removed. Click on the links for information on how to order microfilm and locate the nearest FamilySearch Center.

Question #4: There exists some mislabeling in this collection of the final browse points (Record type and year range). Can you list the known errors and tell us what the content of the final browse points is?
Answer #4: Below is a list of the reported known issues with the labeling of the final browse points (Record type and year range):

  • In the path for Quetzaltenango > Quetzaltenango > Matrimonios 1877-1878,1891, the correct year range should be 1877-1878,1881-1891.
  • In the path for Guatemala > Guatemala > Nacimientos 1913-1914, the correct year range should be 1931-1932.
  • In the path for Guatemala > Guatemala > Nacimientos 1913, the correct year range should be 1931.

NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Document 114052, How to use Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.

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  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
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    For example: Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-2008 > Quetzaltenango > Quetzaltenango > Matrimonios 1877-1878,1891 > Image 200 of 506.
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