Philippines, Civil Registration, National (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection includes civil marriage and death records for 1902 to 1980.  
 
This collection includes civil marriage and death records for 1902 to 1980.  
  
== Record Description ==
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This is a collection of birth, marriage and death certificates from various localities in the Philippines. Additional records for Manila can be found in the Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899-1994 collection. Records are not available for all localities and the content and time period vary by locality. Additional records may be added to this collection. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage. Original records are located in the National Census and Statistics Office, Manila, Philippines.
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National copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates. This set is comprised of national copies which were submitted to the National Census and Statistics Office. The records begin in 1945 and is an ongoing active collection. Records are not available for all localities and the coverage varies by locality. Additional records will be added to this collection. Marriage and Death records are handwritten in English for the most part. A few of the earlier marriage records are in Spanish. Spanish is also used in sections of later records.
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In 1901, the Philippines passed a law that established local civil registry offices. These offices were to record the events of birth, marriage, and death. This collection contains marriage records and death records from several cities in the Philippines. In 1945, changes in the law required more information to be recorded. The records are in English and Spanish.
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The recording of birth, marriage or death provides important information in a person's life, which become necessary for legal authorities and personal purposes.
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The recording of civil events in a person's life, such as birth, marriage and death, require valid evidence, therefore making these records very reliable.
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1852584/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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= National Census and Statistics Office. Philippines, civil registration. National Census and Statistics Office, Manila, Philippines.}}
  
National copies of birth, marriage and death certificates. The collection will comprise two sets of records. One set is of national copies submitted to the Archives Division primarily between 1922 and 1934. The other, much larger set is national copies which were submitted to the National Census and Statistics Office. This latter set begins in 1945 and is an ongoing active collection. Records are not available for all localities and the coverage varies by locality. Additional records will be added to this collection. Marriage and Death records are handwritten in English for the most part. A few of the earlier marriage records are in Spanish. Spanish is also used in sections of later records.
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[[Philippines National Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
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Image: Philippines Death Record in English and Spanish (09-0319) DGS 4002890 171.jpeg|Death Record
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Image:Philippines Death Record in English and Spanish (09-0319) DGS 4002890 171.jpeg|Death Record
 
Image: Philippines Civil Marriage Contract in Spanish and English (10-0516) DGS 4037017 16.jpeg|Marriage Contract
 
Image: Philippines Civil Marriage Contract in Spanish and English (10-0516) DGS 4037017 16.jpeg|Marriage Contract
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Image:Philippines National Civil Registration DGS 5142405 10 Birth Certificate.jpg|Birth Certificate
 
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The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:  
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
  
 
*Husband’s name  
 
*Husband’s name  
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*Date of the certificate (marriage contract)
 
*Date of the certificate (marriage contract)
  
<br>The key genealogical facts found in most death records include:  
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'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
These registrations are the best source for locating the date and place of an ancestor’s marriage or death. The marriage records may also include information about the ancestor’s parents. You can use this information to help extend the lineage. Use place information to search for other records with genealogical content. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to marriages make it possible to access a specific marriage record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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To search for the birth records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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*Name of parents or child
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*Approximate date that the child was born
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*Locality where the child was born
  
*The county where the marriage occurred
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To search for the marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
*The name of the person at the time of marriage
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*The approximate marriage date
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*The marriage place
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*The name of the intended spouse
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<br>Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the marriage records. Compare the information in the marriage record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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*Name of ancestor
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*Year of birth
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*Birth year of parents
  
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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To search for the death records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
For example:  
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*Name of deceased
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*Year of birth
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*If your ancestor was married at the time of their death, the name of their spouse.
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==== Searching the Images  ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Province" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type" category<br> ⇒Select the "Years" category<br> ⇒Select the "Municipality/City or Municipality Range" category<br> which will take you to the images<br>
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== 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 marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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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.  
 
*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.  
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.  
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.  
*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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*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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*When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.
  
<br>Keep in mind:  
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Keep in mind:  
  
 
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.  
*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
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*The marriage records may also include information about the ancestor’s parents.
  
<br>If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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==== Unable to Find your Ancestor? ====
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
== Record History ==
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==== General Information About These Records ====
  
In 1901, the Philippines passed a law that established local civil registry offices. These offices were to record the events of birth, marriage, and death. This collection contains marriage records and death records from several cities in the Philippines. In 1945, changes in the law required more information to be recorded. The records are in English and Spanish.  
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These registrations are the best source for locating the date and place of an ancestor’s marriage or death.
  
== Why the Record Was Created ==
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== Known Issues for this Collection ==
  
The recording of birth, marriage or death provides important information in a person's life, which become necessary for legal authorities and personal purposes.
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Philippines National Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
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== Record Reliability  ==
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The recording of civil events in a person's life, such as birth, marriage and death, require valid evidence, therefore making these records very reliable.  
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== Related Websites  ==
  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[Philippines]]
 
*[[Philippines Civil Registration- Vital Records]]  
 
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*[[Philippines History]]
 
*[[Philippines, Manila Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Philippines, Manila Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
== Known Issues for this Collection  ==
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>The Philippines, Civil Registration, 1945-1996 collection contains records of marriage and death certificates from various localities in the Philippines. Records are organized by province, record type, year, and then municipality.
 
 
While browsing this collection, some localities, year ranges, or specific images are either missing or appear to be missing.
 
 
Click [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Philippines_Civil_Registration_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues here]&nbsp;for a full list of causes associated with the missing information.&nbsp;
 
  
 
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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. 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.  
 
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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Cite_FamilySearch_Collections How to Cite FamilySearch Collections].  
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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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==== Examples of Sources Citations for a record in This Collection  ====
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"Philippines, Civil Registration, 1945-1980" images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 29 September 2011).entry for Rebecca Labson, died January 5, 1955; citing Civil Records, Metropolitan Manilla, Births, 1955, Manilla Image 6: National Stataistics Office, Manilla Philippines.
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== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
Birth Certificates, 1945-1980. National Statistics Office, Manila, Philippines.<br>
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Marriage Certificates, 1945-1980. National Statistics Office, Manila, Philippines.<br>
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Death Certificates, 1945-1980. National Statistics Office, Manila, Philippines.<!--bibdescend-->
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The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Create_Source_Citations_For_FamilySearch_Historical_Records_Collections How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections].  
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"Philippines, Civil Registration, 1945-1980" database and digital images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://familysearch.org: accessed 29 September 2011), Metropolitan Manilla &gt; Births &gt; 1954 &gt; Manilla &gt; image 8 of 169, certificate of Death for Luz Nolasco, 7 January 1954; citing National Statistics Office, Manilla Philippines.  
  
 
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Revision as of 17:01, 29 January 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection includes civil marriage and death records for 1902 to 1980.

This is a collection of birth, marriage and death certificates from various localities in the Philippines. Additional records for Manila can be found in the Philippines, Manila Civil Registration, 1899-1994 collection. Records are not available for all localities and the content and time period vary by locality. Additional records may be added to this collection. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage. Original records are located in the National Census and Statistics Office, Manila, Philippines.

National copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates. This set is comprised of national copies which were submitted to the National Census and Statistics Office. The records begin in 1945 and is an ongoing active collection. Records are not available for all localities and the coverage varies by locality. Additional records will be added to this collection. Marriage and Death records are handwritten in English for the most part. A few of the earlier marriage records are in Spanish. Spanish is also used in sections of later records.

In 1901, the Philippines passed a law that established local civil registry offices. These offices were to record the events of birth, marriage, and death. This collection contains marriage records and death records from several cities in the Philippines. In 1945, changes in the law required more information to be recorded. The records are in English and Spanish.

The recording of birth, marriage or death provides important information in a person's life, which become necessary for legal authorities and personal purposes.

The recording of civil events in a person's life, such as birth, marriage and death, require valid evidence, therefore making these records very reliable.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

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.

National Census and Statistics Office. Philippines, civil registration. National Census and Statistics Office, Manila, Philippines.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Husband’s name
  • Wife’s name
  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Names of the husband’s parents
  • Names of the wife’s parents
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Names of the persons who gave consent
  • Name of the person who solemnized the marriage
  • Beginning in 1945, birthplace of the husband and wife
  • Date of the marriage license
  • Date of the certificate (marriage contract)

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Name of the surviving spouse
  • Date and place of death
  • The date and place of burial (cremation or removal)
  • Name of the informant
  • Name of the attending physician
  • Name of the undertaker
  • On death certificates after 1958, names of the father and mother
  • On death certificates after 1958, the birth date and birthplace of the deceased
  • Date of the certificate or the date the certificate was filed by the local civil registrar
  • Date of burial or transit permit

How to Use the Record

To search for the birth records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of parents or child
  • Approximate date that the child was born
  • Locality where the child was born

To search for the marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Year of birth
  • Birth year of parents

To search for the death records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Year of birth
  • If your ancestor was married at the time of their death, the name of their spouse.

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "Record Type" category
⇒Select the "Years" category
⇒Select the "Municipality/City or Municipality Range" category
which will take you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.

Keep in mind:

  • The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
  • The marriage records may also include information about the ancestor’s parents.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
  • Check for a different index; there are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

General Information About These Records

These registrations are the best source for locating the date and place of an ancestor’s marriage or death.

Known Issues for this Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Philippines, Civil Registration, 1945-1980" database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 29 September 2011), Metropolitan Manilla > Births > 1954 > Manilla > image 8 of 169, certificate of Death for Luz Nolasco, 7 January 1954; citing National Statistics Office, Manilla Philippines.