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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Filipinas, registros parroquiales de la Arquidiócesis Católica de Lingayen  
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Filipinas, Registros Parroquiales de la Arquidiócesis Católica de Lingayen  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
 
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These records include indexes to baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials from the Catholic Church parish registers of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan covering the years 1615-1982. Baptism records are only available for the years 1900-1914.
This collection of registers covers the years from 1615 to 1982.
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This collection contains indexes to baptisms, marriages, and burials from the Catholic Church parish registers of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan covering the years 1615-1982.  
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Entries for baptisms, marriages, and deaths (burials) usually consist of a narrative paragraph. Dates are usually spelled out and the name of the principal person is usually written in the margin next to the entry. After about 1920, preprinted forms with columns were sometimes used.  
 
Entries for baptisms, marriages, and deaths (burials) usually consist of a narrative paragraph. Dates are usually spelled out and the name of the principal person is usually written in the margin next to the entry. After about 1920, preprinted forms with columns were sometimes used.  
  
Since about 1600, up to 85 percent of people living in the Philippines have been members of the Roman Catholic Church.  
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Catholic Church parish registers in the Philippines were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial.  
  
Catholic Church records began to be recorded in the Philippines in 1569 with some records dating earlier.  
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See the [[Philippines Church Records]] article for more details.
  
There was no separation of church and state in the Philippines until the end of the Spanish administration in 1898. Generally, parish priests recorded civil and ecclesiastical documents.
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== Record Content  ==
  
Catholic Church parish registers in the Philippines were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial.<br>  
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Image:Philippines Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers(PPQ09-0206)DGS004413188Image31Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Philippines Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers(PPQ09-0405)DGS004413242Image27ConfirmationList.jpg|Confirmation Register
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Image:Philippines Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers(PPQ09-0405)DGS004413242Image349Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Philippines Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers(PPQ09-0206)DGS004413674Image36Death.jpg|Death Record
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Church records are very important for family research. Civil authorities did not consistently register vital events in the Philippines until the nineteenth century. Church records, on the other hand, were well kept from 1569 (in accordance with the directives of the Council of Trent), with some records dating even earlier. They are generally an excellent source—and many times the only source—of names, dates, and places of births, marriages, and deaths.
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'''Baptism records''' may include the following information:
  
Parish registers are the best records in the Philippines to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before the nineteenth century. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which became equally important. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. For instance, the parish registers may list the godparents while the civil records may list the grandparents. Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860 since some families did not consistently register their children with either the church or the government.
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*Name
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*Gender
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*Age
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*Approximate year of birth
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*Place and date of baptism
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*Names of parents
  
See the [[Philippines Church Records]] article for more details.
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'''Confirmation registers/lists''' may include the following information:
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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*Name
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*Date and place of confirmation
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*Names of parents
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*Names of godparents
  
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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'''Marriage records''' may include the following:  
 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982." Index. Citing Catholic Churches. Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers. Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines.}}
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[[Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers (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  ==
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These baptism records may contain the following information:
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*Name of child
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*Gender of child
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*Age of child
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*Approximate year of birth
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*Place and date of baptism
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*Names of the parents
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These marriage records may contain the following information:  
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*Name of bride and groom  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
*Gender of bride and groom  
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*Gender and ages of bride and groom  
*Ages
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*Approximate years of birth  
*Approximate year of birth  
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*Names of bride and groom's parents  
*Name of bride and groom's parents  
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*Place and date of marriage  
 
*Place and date of marriage  
 
*Names of the godparents
 
*Names of the godparents
  
These death or burial records may contain the following information:  
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'''Death/burial records''' usually include:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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This section includes tips and information about how to search the collection.
  
To search this collection for baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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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, and family relationships.
  
*Name of parents
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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.
*Approximate year and place of baptism
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*Residence
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To search this collection for marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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=== Search the Collection ===
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'''To search 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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
*Name of bride or groom
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
*Approximate year and place of marriage
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For help reading the Spanish records see the following guides:
*Residence
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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]
  
To search this collection for death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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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).
 +
*Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.
  
*Name of deceased
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
*Approximate year and place of death
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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*Usually, marriages occurred about one year before the first child was born.
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*When looking for your ancestor’s baptismal record, remember that the entries are arranged chronologically.
 +
*The parish registers may list the godparents while the civil records may list the grandparents.
 +
*Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860 since some families did not consistently register their children with either the church or the government.
 +
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 +
*For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
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*For marriage and death records, your ancestors may have used shortened names or nicknames, 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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*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.
  
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 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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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
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Note the founding date of the parish you are searching. If the date is after your ancestor would be recorded, search records of the parent parish. See the Catholic Directory of the Philippines. If your ancestor lived before the beginning date of the church records, the older parish may be far from the new one.  
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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Or your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records. [[Philippines Emigration and Immigration]]
  
*Usually, marriages occurred about one year before the first child was born.
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Civil registration records are also a good substitute when church records are insufficient. [[Philippines, Civil Registration, Local (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*When looking for your ancestor’s baptismal record, remember that the entries are arranged chronologically.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== General Information About These Records ===
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Since about 1600, up to 85 percent of people living in the Philippines have been members of the Roman Catholic Church.
  
*Note the founding date of the parish you are searching. If the date is after your ancestor would be recorded, search records of the parent parish. See the Catholic Directory of the Philippines. If your ancestor lived before the beginning date of the church records, the older parish may be far from the new one.
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There was no separation of church and state in the Philippines until the end of the Spanish administration in 1898. Generally, parish priests recorded civil and ecclesiastical documents.  
*If you cannot find records at a parish, they may have been sent to the diocese. Find the diocese in the Catholic Directory of the Philippines.
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==== General Information About These Records  ====
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Catholic Church records in the Philippines are generally an excellent source. They are often the only source of information about births, marriages, and deaths.  
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Parish registers are the best records in the Philippines to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before the nineteenth century. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which became equally important. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records.  
  
Parish registers consist primarily of entries for baptisms, marriages, and deaths (burials). The registers sometimes include confirmations or parish census records and the baptismal entries may include a birth date.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://pinas.dlsu.edu.ph/history/history.html Philippine History]
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*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dlida.html Catholic Hierarchy]
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*[http://pinas.dlsu.edu.ph/history/history.html Philippine History]
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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://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/PHILIPPINES/2003-09/1064799073 Philippine Research]
  
 
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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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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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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 This Collection ===
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'''Collection citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Dagupan City, Philippines.}}<br><br>
  
"Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982" Images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 30 September 2011), Silvestra Camorongan, 11 April 1919; citing Church Records, FHL micorfilm 1,213,758; Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Dagupan City Pangasinan, Philippines.
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Title in the Language of the Record

Filipinas, Registros Parroquiales de la Arquidiócesis Católica de Lingayen

Record Description

These records include indexes to baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials from the Catholic Church parish registers of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan covering the years 1615-1982. Baptism records are only available for the years 1900-1914.

Entries for baptisms, marriages, and deaths (burials) usually consist of a narrative paragraph. Dates are usually spelled out and the name of the principal person is usually written in the margin next to the entry. After about 1920, preprinted forms with columns were sometimes used.

Catholic Church parish registers in the Philippines were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial.

See the Philippines Church Records article for more details.

Record Content

Baptism records may include the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Place and date of baptism
  • Names of parents

Confirmation registers/lists may include the following information:

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

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Gender and ages of bride and groom
  • Approximate years of birth
  • Names of bride and groom's parents
  • Place and date of marriage
  • Names of the godparents

Death/burial records usually include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Gender of deceased
  • Age at time of death
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Cause of death

How to Use the Record

This section includes tips and information about 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, and family relationships.

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.

Search the Collection

To search 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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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

  • Usually, marriages occurred about one year before the first child was born.
  • When looking for your ancestor’s baptismal record, remember that the entries are arranged chronologically.
  • The parish registers may list the godparents while the civil records may list the grandparents.
  • Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860 since some families did not consistently register their children with either the church or the government.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
  • For marriage and death records, your ancestors may have used shortened names or nicknames, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.
  • 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?

Note the founding date of the parish you are searching. If the date is after your ancestor would be recorded, search records of the parent parish. See the Catholic Directory of the Philippines. If your ancestor lived before the beginning date of the church records, the older parish may be far from the new one.

Or your ancestor may have 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)

General Information About These Records

Since about 1600, up to 85 percent of people living in the Philippines have been members of the Roman Catholic Church.

There was no separation of church and state in the Philippines until the end of the Spanish administration in 1898. Generally, parish priests recorded civil and ecclesiastical documents.

Parish registers are the best records in the Philippines to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before the nineteenth century. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which became equally important. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records.

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Collection citation:

"Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Dagupan City, Philippines.

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