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Access the records: Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994 .
Collection Time Period
This collection includes the years 1642 through 1994.
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
Collection Citation text="Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
- "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
- "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
- A county or state vital record registration
These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
- They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
- They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Baptism date (if the source is a church record)
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.
|Locality||Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994||Marriages, 1723-1957||Deaths and Burials, 1726-1957|
|Agusan del Norte||0||7,950||6,436|
|Agusan del Sur||0||156||711|
|Davao del Norte||0||148||0|
|Davao del Sur||0||33,511||12,942|
|Lanao del Norte||0||1,772||4,880|
|Lanao del Sur||0||1,109||0|
|Negros del Norte||2,340||11,276||15,825|
|Surigao del Norte||0||7,925||2,977|
|Surigao del Sur||0||14,541||5,375|
|Zamboanga del Norte||0||11,500||13,283|
|Zamboanga del Sur||0||18,847||19,348|
How to Use the Record
In birth or baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This is an index of some births or baptisms throughout the Philippines. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
Why This Record Was Created
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Philippines.
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Related Wiki Articles
- Philippines Church Records
- Philippines Civil Registration- Vital Records)
- Philippines, Manila Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Collections)
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
Example of a Source Citation for a Record in This Collection
"Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 1 April 2011. entry for Juan Marcelo Joayan, baptized 18 August 1781; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1,357,092; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
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