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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registro Civil del Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua'''
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Registro Civil, Nicaragua  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
These civil records include birth, marriages, and death from the Department of Managua, Nicaragua.  
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These civil records include birth, marriages, and death from Nicaragua. The text of the records is in Spanish.  
  
Before the government instituted civil registration in Nicaragua, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths events of the population. The first civil registration law was created on January 30, 1879 with the name of “Reglamento para el Registro del Estado Civil de las Personas” (Regulation for the Registration of the Civil Status of the People), which stated the general procedures of the institution. A civil registration office was established in each city, town, and villa of the country. The Mayor was assigned as the responsible party for the civil registration within his jurisdiction. He could name a custodian officer, who would be responsible in creating separate registers of births, marriages, deaths, and reasons for the civil status only within their jurisdiction. In 1899, this law was modified to include other civil registration events such as: the recognition of illegitimate children, emancipation and age majority declarations, divorces, annulments, absentee declarations, and others. The registers of the Catholic Church created before this law were transferred to the municipality for control.&nbsp;
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Before the government instituted civil registration in Nicaragua, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths events of the population. The first civil registration law was created on January 30, 1879 with the name of “Reglamento para el Registro del Estado Civil de las Personas” (Regulation for the Registration of the Civil Status of the People), which stated the general procedures of the institution. A civil registration office was established in each city, town, and villa of the country. The Mayor was assigned as the responsible party for the civil registration within his jurisdiction. He could name a custodian officer, who would be responsible in creating separate registers of births, marriages, deaths, and reasons for the civil status only within their jurisdiction. In 1899, this law was modified to include other civil registration events such as: the recognition of illegitimate children, emancipation and age majority declarations, divorces, annulments, absentee declarations, and others. The registers of the Catholic Church created before this law were transferred to the municipality for control.  
  
These civil records of the Department of Managua have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage; however, in general they are still in good condition to extract genealogical information.&nbsp;
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These civil records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage; however, in general they are still in good condition to extract genealogical information.  
  
Civil registration is mandatory in Nicaragua; therefore most of the population has been registered. This collection only includes the civil registration records of the Department of Managua, which includes the municipalities (municipios) of San Francisco Libre, Ciudad Sandino, El Crucero, Tipitapa, Managua, San Rafael del Sur, Villa Carlos Fonseca, Mateare, and Ticuantepe.&nbsp;
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Civil registration is mandatory in Nicaragua; therefore most of the population has been registered. The civil registration in Nicaragua was created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1601210/waypoints Browse].  
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The civil registration records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Nicaragua.  
  
This collection of civil records from Managua, Nicaragua, includes the years 1879 to 1994.
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The civil registration in Nicaragua was created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.
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The civil registration records are the most reliable source for doing genealogical research in Nicaragua.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2011." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil. Archivo del Registro Civil, Managua.}}
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[[Nicaragua Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:<br>'''[[Image:Nicaragua Managua Civil Registration Birth.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Image:Nicaragua Managua Civil Registration Birth.jpg|Birth Record 
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</gallery> '''Birth records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of registration
 
*Name of declarant
 
 
*Date and place of birth  
 
*Date and place of birth  
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
*Parents names  
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*Parents' names  
*Parents age, race, status and residence  
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*Parents' age, race, status and residence  
 
*Occupation of father and mother  
 
*Occupation of father and mother  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:<br>'''[[Image:Nicaragua Managua Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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<gallery>
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Image:Nicaragua Managua Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record 
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</gallery> '''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of registration
 
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Groom's name, origin and occupation  
 
*Groom's name, origin and occupation  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
:'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
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<gallery>
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Image:Nicaragua Managua Civil Registration Death.jpg|Death Record 
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</gallery> '''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
<br>'''[[Image:Nicaragua Managua Civil Registration Death.jpg|thumb|right]]'''
 
 
*Date and place of registration
 
*Name of declarant of death
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Date, place and time of death  
 
*Date, place and time of death  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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This section provides information on how to search the collection.  
  
To search the collection image by image, you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Departamento" category<br>⇒ Select the "Ciudad o municipio" category<br>⇒ Select the "Parroquia o distrito" category<br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.  
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'''When searching:'''<br> As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated event (birth, marriage, death) year, and family relationships.
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=== Search the Collection ===
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'''To search the collection by index''':<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''To browse the collection by image''':<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Department" category<br>⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" category<br>⇒ Select the "Parish or district" category<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.  
  
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
 
The civil registration records in Nicaragua are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1879. Before this year, it is suggested to research in the Catholic Church parish records.  
 
The civil registration records in Nicaragua are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1879. Before this year, it is suggested to research in the Catholic Church parish records.  
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
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=== Other Searches ===
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== Related Web Sites  ==
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.cyndislist.com/centralsouthamerica.htm Cyndi's List - Central South America]  
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*[[Nicaragua Maps]]
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*[[Nicaragua History]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Nicaragua]]
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[[Nicaragua Genealogy|Nicaragua]]  
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
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; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2011." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archivo del Registro Civil del Departamento de Managua [Managua Department Civil Registration Archives], Managua.}}<br><br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|title=Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2013
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{{Incomplete Citations}}
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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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Latest revision as of 15:07, 21 May 2015

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

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registro Civil, Nicaragua

Record Description

These civil records include birth, marriages, and death from Nicaragua. The text of the records is in Spanish.

Before the government instituted civil registration in Nicaragua, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths events of the population. The first civil registration law was created on January 30, 1879 with the name of “Reglamento para el Registro del Estado Civil de las Personas” (Regulation for the Registration of the Civil Status of the People), which stated the general procedures of the institution. A civil registration office was established in each city, town, and villa of the country. The Mayor was assigned as the responsible party for the civil registration within his jurisdiction. He could name a custodian officer, who would be responsible in creating separate registers of births, marriages, deaths, and reasons for the civil status only within their jurisdiction. In 1899, this law was modified to include other civil registration events such as: the recognition of illegitimate children, emancipation and age majority declarations, divorces, annulments, absentee declarations, and others. The registers of the Catholic Church created before this law were transferred to the municipality for control.

These civil records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage; however, in general they are still in good condition to extract genealogical information.

Civil registration is mandatory in Nicaragua; therefore most of the population has been registered. The civil registration in Nicaragua was created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.

The civil registration records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Nicaragua.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2013.

Record Content

Birth records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of birth
  • Child's name and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' age, race, status and residence
  • Occupation of father and mother
  • Names of witnesses
Marriage records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, origin and occupation
  • Bride's name, age and residence
  • Bride's origin and occupation
  • Names of witnesses
Death records usually contain the following information:
  • Name of deceased
  • Date, place and time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Legitimacy of deceased
  • Civil status and occupation of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' civil status and residence
  • Names of witnesses
  • Sometimes, burial information

How to Use the Records

This section provides information on how to search the collection.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated event (birth, marriage, death) year, and family relationships.

Search the Collection

To search the collection by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Department" category
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Parish or district" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

The civil registration records in Nicaragua are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1879. Before this year, it is suggested to research in the Catholic Church parish records.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Other Searches

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Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2011." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archivo del Registro Civil del Departamento de Managua [Managua Department Civil Registration Archives], Managua.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2013.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2013.

 

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