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Title in the Language of the Record

Paraguay, Registros Misceláneos

Record Description

These records include two complete collections: Sección Nueva Encuadernación (Rebinding Section) and Sección Propiedades y Testamentos (Properties and Wills Section). Copies of the original records are housed at the Archivo Nacional in Asunción, Paraguay. The “Propiedades y Testamentos” section can give a brief look at the personal wealth of clerics, economic bases of resident foreigners in Paraguay, or the fortunes of a given family over a period of time.

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Paraguay, Miscellaneous Records,1509-1977

." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Nacional, Asunción.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Work documents usually contain the following information:

  • Name of employee
  • Proof of payment
  • Location and date
  • Salary
  • Department

Wills usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Family members
  • Possessions

Deeds usually contain the following information:

  • Property owners
  • Date of land sale
  • Property description

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  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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