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[[Image:Panama Flag.PNG|right|150px]]&nbsp;Welcome to the Panama research page! We are dedicated to helping you find your Panamanian ancestors. Through the Panama page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Panamanian records of genealogical value. The content is targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Panama Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!  
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[[Image:Panama Flag.PNG|border|right|150px|Panama Flag.PNG]]&nbsp;Welcome to the Panama research page! We are dedicated to helping you find your Panamanian ancestors. Through the Panama page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Panamanian records of genealogical value. The content is targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Panama Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!  
  
 
== Si usted entiende español  ==
 
== Si usted entiende español  ==
  
Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la [https://wiki.familysearch.org/es/Panam%C3%A1 página de Panamá ]en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí.
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Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de Panamá en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.
  
 
== Getting started with&nbsp;Panama research  ==
 
== Getting started with&nbsp;Panama research  ==
  
 
Panama is politically divided into 9 provinces and 5 "comarcas,"&nbsp;or indigenous territories. Until 1999, the United States controlled the [[Panama Canal Zone|Panama Canal Zone]],&nbsp;an unincorporated 10-mile wide territory. Understanding political divisions is essential to doing family history, as these divisions determine where records are recorded and archived. To learn more about Panama's political division, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_and_regions_of_Panama Click here.]  
 
Panama is politically divided into 9 provinces and 5 "comarcas,"&nbsp;or indigenous territories. Until 1999, the United States controlled the [[Panama Canal Zone|Panama Canal Zone]],&nbsp;an unincorporated 10-mile wide territory. Understanding political divisions is essential to doing family history, as these divisions determine where records are recorded and archived. To learn more about Panama's political division, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_and_regions_of_Panama Click here.]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1520637&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Panama Baptisms, 1750-1938]
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1520641&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Panama Marriages, 1800-1950]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1913397 Catholic&nbsp;Church Records, 1707-1973 (images only)]
  
 
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*<u>Research Guide</u>:&nbsp; [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Panama.pdf BYU Research Outline for Panama]
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Panama.pdf BYU Research Outline for Panama]  
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927175 records collections for Panama] available on FamilySearch.org
  
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<span style="font-family: arial" class="Apple-style-span" /><span style="font-family: arial" class="Apple-style-span">The moderator for the research articles related to Panama is [[User:Anelson|anelson]]. If you have questions or comments related to the Panama research content please post your discussion items on the moderator's [[User talk:Anelson|talk page]]. In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:</span>
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*[[Panama Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1913397 Microfilmed&nbsp;Catholic Church records&nbsp;are now online.]  
*Panama Baptisms, 1750-1938
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*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=PanamaRegistrParroquiales17481972Parte1/ProjectHelp0.html Panama records&nbsp;are now&nbsp;ready for indexing.] [https://indexing.familysearch.org/newuser/nuhome.jsf?3.13.3 Need volunteers!]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/FHC_Results.asp?FHCCountry=Panama&FHCStateProv=&FHCCounty=&FHCCity=&submit=Search Family History Centers in Panama]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Panama_Family_History_Centers History Centers in Panama]
  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/centralsouthamerica.htm/ Central America Cyndi's List]
 
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Panama Flag.PNG
 Welcome to the Panama research page! We are dedicated to helping you find your Panamanian ancestors. Through the Panama page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Panamanian records of genealogical value. The content is targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Panama Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Si usted entiende español

Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de Panamá en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.

Getting started with Panama research

Panama is politically divided into 9 provinces and 5 "comarcas," or indigenous territories. Until 1999, the United States controlled the Panama Canal Zone, an unincorporated 10-mile wide territory. Understanding political divisions is essential to doing family history, as these divisions determine where records are recorded and archived. To learn more about Panama's political division, Click here.

See FamilySearch Tutorials on Latin American Research.

Jurisdictions

Provinces

Provincial Territories


Sub-Provincial Territories

Vital Records

Records available online at FamilySearch:

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Help Wanted. A moderator is needed for Panama. In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Did you know?

  • The Isthmus of Panama is the narrowest strip of land in the American continent. It is bordered north-west by Costa Rica, south-east by Colombia, south by the Pacific Ocean, and north by the Caribbean Sea.
  • Some consider Panama a transcontinental nation, with the Panama Canal bisecting North and South America.
  • The first permanent European settlement in the mainland of the Americas, Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien, was founded in Panama by Vasco Nunez de Balboa in 1510.
  • The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Balboa off the coast of Panama on September 25, 1513.

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