Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
Filipinas, La Union, Diócesis de San Fernando de La Unión
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== Record Description ==
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Filipinas, La Union, Diócesis de San Fernando de La Unión
This collection will include records from 1801-1981.
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This collection includes church records including baptisms, marriages, deaths, and confirmations from the Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines.
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Church records are very important for family research. Civil authorities did not steadily register vital events in the Philippines until the nineteenth century. Church records were kept from 1569, with some records dating even earlier. They are generally an excellent source of names, dates, and places of births, marriages, and deaths.
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The Catholic faith was the state religion for the next three centuries. In early history, there was no separation of church and state in the Philippines, and in most cases local parish priests played the dual role of civil official and ecclesiastical leader. The dual roles did not end until the Spanish government made a true separation of church and state in the year 1898. Only then were other religions permitted.
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Each parish has kept records of Catholic inhabitants. Typically, these are records of:
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== Record Description  ==
*Christening or baptism (bautismos).
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*Confirmations (confirmaciones).
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*Marriages (casamientosor matrimonios).
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*Parish enumerations (padrón de almas or estado de almas).
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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This collection will include records .  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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| text = “Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, Church Records, 1801-1981.” Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i> “http://Familysearch.org” : accessed 2013.}}
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[[Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, Church Records (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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These records contain church records including baptisms, marriages, deaths, and confirmations from the Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines for the years 1801-1981. Civil authorities did not steadily register vital events in the Philippines until the nineteenth century.  
  
== Record Content ==
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Some records are in English and some are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
These baptism records may contain the following information:
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*Date of baptism
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For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Philippines Church Records]].
*Date of birth
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*Place of baptism
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== Record Content ==
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The information in records may vary by year.
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Image:Philippines La Union Diocese of San Fernando de La Union Church Records DGS 7155982 15 Death Record Example.jpg|Death Record
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Image:Philippines La Union Diocese of San Fernando de La Union Church Records DGS 7155995 27 Marriage Example.jpg|Marriage Record Example
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Image:Philippines La Union Diocese of San Fernando de La Union Church Records DGS 7211846 14 Baptism Record Example 1.jpg|Baptism Record Example 1
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Image:Philippines La Union Diocese of San Fernando de La Union Church Records DGS 7211846 15 Baptism Example 2.jpg|Baptism Record Example 2
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Image:Philippines La Union Diocese of San Fernando de La Union Church Records (PPQ12-0869)DGS007224247Image1Confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Register
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'''Baptism records''' may include the following information:
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*Name, age, and gender
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Date and place of birth
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*Names of parents
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Fathers Occupation
 
*Fathers Occupation
  
These marriage records may contain the following information:
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The date and place of the confirmation will most often be on the first page of the register.
*Place of marriage
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'''Confirmation records''' may include the following information:
*Date of marriage
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*Name
*Name of bride and groom
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*Date and place of confirmation
*Gender
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*Names of parents
 
*Names of parents
*Names of grandparents
 
 
*Names of godparents
 
*Names of godparents
  
These death records may contain the following information:
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following:
*Name of deceased
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*Names and ages of groom and bride
*Date of death
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*Date and place of marriage
*Place of death
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*Birthplaces of groom and bride
*Date of burial
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*Names of groom’s parents
*Place of burial
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*Names of bride’s parents
*Name of spouse
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*Who performed the marriage
*Occupation
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*Names of witnesses
*Names of surviving children
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'''Death/burial records''' usually include:
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*Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
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*Date and place of death
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*Year and place of birth
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*Marital Status/Name of Spouse
 
*Names of parents
 
*Names of parents
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*Birthplaces of parents
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*Names and residences of informants/witnesses
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*Date and place of burial
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*Names of surviving children
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
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Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.
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===Search the Collection===
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'''To search by image:''' <br>
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Municipality/Town" <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Parish" <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range (Volume Numbers)" which will take you to the images.
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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'''When searching:'''<br>
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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, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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===For Help Reading These Records===
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For help reading the Spanish records see the following guides:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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===Using the Information===
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records [[Philippines Census]].
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil (see “Related Wiki Articles” section below) and land records [[Philippines Land and Property]].
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces.
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Use the marital status to identify previous marriages (whether a divorce or death dissolved a previous marriage).
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*Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.
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===Unable to Find Your Ancestor?===
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A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province.
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These provinces neighbor La Union:
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*Ilocos Sur to the north,
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*Benguet in the east, and
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*Pangasinan to the south.
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Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.
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[[Philippines Emigration and Immigration]]
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Civil registration records are also a good substitute when church records are insufficient.
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[[Philippines, Civil Registration, Local (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Known Issues  ==
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[https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-33582-4374-75?cc=2071967&wc=M93V-FCX:n219331979 Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1981, Balaoan, St. Nicholas of Tolentina, Marriages, 1924-1936 (vol.5)] This book is deaths and not marriages.
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[https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-33582-2958-61?cc=2071967&wc=M93V-FCD:n1827019092 Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1981, Balaoan, St. Nicholas of Tolentina, Deaths, 1941-1973 (vol. 1).] This book is marriages and not deaths.
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dsflu.html Catholic Hierarchy]
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*[http://www.sfcathedral.org/aboutus_history.html History of San Fernando]
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*[http://www.parishregister.co.uk/ Parish Registers – Family History before 1837]
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*[http://www.death-record.com/d/s/Philippine-Islands Philippine Islands Death Records]
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*[http://www.bibingka.com/names/ Catalog of Filipino Names]
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*[http://www.genealogy.ph/ Philippine Genealogy - Research your Family Tree]
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*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/PHILIPPINES/2003-09/1064799073 Philippine Research]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Philippines Church Records]]
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*[[Philippines Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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*[[Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines, Civil Registration, Local (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines, Civil Registration, National (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines, Civil Registration, Spanish Period (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines, Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Philippines]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
*Place of residence at time of event
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year of the event
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==== Search the Collection ====
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate "Province" <br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate "Municipality/Town" <br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate "Parish" <br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range (Volume Numbers)" which will take you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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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.  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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* If you do not find the records in a parish, search parishes in the immediate vicinity. See the Catholic Directory of the Philippines (above) for parishes and the names of their parish priests.  
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== Related Websites ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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[[Philippines Church Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
When you copy information from a record, you should 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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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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 >  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Filipinas, La Union, Diócesis de San Fernando de La Unión

Record Description

This collection will include records .

These records contain church records including baptisms, marriages, deaths, and confirmations from the Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines for the years 1801-1981. Civil authorities did not steadily register vital events in the Philippines until the nineteenth century.

Some records are in English and some are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Philippines Church Records.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1981.

Record Content

The information in records may vary by year.

Baptism records may include the following information:

  • Name, age, and gender
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Date and place of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Fathers Occupation

The date and place of the confirmation will most often be on the first page of the register. Confirmation records may include the following information:

  • Name
  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Names of parents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Names of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Death/burial records usually include:

  • Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date and place of death
  • Year and place of birth
  • Marital Status/Name of Spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Names and residences of informants/witnesses
  • Date and place of burial
  • Names of surviving children

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Municipality/Town"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range (Volume Numbers)" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading the Spanish records see the following guides:

Using the Information

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records Philippines Census.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil (see “Related Wiki Articles” section below) and land records Philippines Land and Property.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Use the marital status to identify previous marriages (whether a divorce or death dissolved a previous marriage).
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province. These provinces neighbor La Union:

  • Ilocos Sur to the north,
  • Benguet in the east, and
  • Pangasinan to the south.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records. Philippines Emigration and Immigration

Civil registration records are also a good substitute when church records are insufficient. Philippines, Civil Registration, Local (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Known Issues

Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1981, Balaoan, St. Nicholas of Tolentina, Marriages, 1924-1936 (vol.5) This book is deaths and not marriages.

Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1981, Balaoan, St. Nicholas of Tolentina, Deaths, 1941-1973 (vol. 1). This book is marriages and not deaths.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should 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.


Citation for This Collection

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 Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1981.

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

“Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, Church Records, 1801-1981.” Images. FamilySearch. http://Familysearch.org” : accessed 2013. Citing Diocese Archives, San Fernando, Philippines.