Philippines Record Selection Table

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The table below can help you decide which records to search. In column 1 find the goal you selected. In column 2 find the types of records that are most likely to have the information you need. Then turn to that section of this outline. (The terms used in columns 2 and 3 are the same as the subject headings used in this outline and in the Locality section of the Family History Library Catalog.) Column 3 lists those sections of this outline that may also be useful. Record containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) could provide useful information. These have been listed repeatedly if they are especially helpful.Records containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) could provide information for most of the goals. These have not been repeatedly listed unless they are especially helpful for the goal.
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The table below can help you decide which records to search. In column 1 find the goal you selected. In column 2 find the types of records that are most likely to have the information you need. Then turn to that section of this outline. (The terms used in columns 2 and 3 are the same as the subject headings used in this outline and in the Locality section of the Family History Library Catalog.) Column 3 lists those sections of this outline that may also be useful. Record containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) could provide useful information. These have been listed repeatedly if they are especially helpful.Records containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) could provide information for most of the goals. These have not been repeatedly listed unless they are especially helpful for the goal.  
  
 
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''  
| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''
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| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''  
 
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
 
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
 
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| align="left" | Age
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| align="left" | Age  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Census, Public Records, Military Records
 
| align="left" | Census, Public Records, Military Records
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| align="left" | Birth date  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Census, Military Records
 
| align="left" | Census, Military Records
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace
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| align="left" | Birthplace  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Census, Public Records
 
| align="left" | Census, Public Records
 
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth  
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship  
 
| align="left" | Military Records
 
| align="left" | Military Records
 
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| align="left" | County origins and boundaries
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| align="left" | County origins and boundaries  
| align="left" | Atlases
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| align="left" | Atlases  
 
| align="left" | Maps, Gazetteers
 
| align="left" | Maps, Gazetteers
 
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| align="left" | Death
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| align="left" | Death  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Probate Records, Funeral Homes
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Probate Records, Funeral Homes
 
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| align="left" | Divorce
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| align="left" | Divorce  
| align="left" | Civil Registration*
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| align="left" | Civil Registration*  
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
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| align="left" | Ethnic background
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| align="left" | Ethnic background  
| align="left" | Minorities
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| align="left" | Minorities  
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
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| align="left" | Historical background  
| align="left" | History
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| align="left" | History  
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
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| align="left" | Immigration date
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| align="left" | Immigration date  
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
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| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration  
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives and guardianships
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| align="left" | Living relatives and guardianships  
| align="left" | Directories
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| align="left" | Directories  
 
| align="left" | Orphans and Orphanages
 
| align="left" | Orphans and Orphanages
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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| align="left" | Maiden name  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Schools, Medical Records
 
| align="left" | Schools, Medical Records
 
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| align="left" | Marriage
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| align="left" | Marriage  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Public Records
 
| align="left" | Public Records
 
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| align="left" | Occupation
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| align="left" | Occupation  
| align="left" | Public Records
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| align="left" | Public Records  
 
| align="left" | Census
 
| align="left" | Census
 
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| align="left" | Parents, children, and family members
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| align="left" | Parents, children, and family members  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
| align="left" | <br>
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
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| align="left" | Physical description  
| align="left" | Medical Records, Biography
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| align="left" | Medical Records, Biography  
 
| align="left" | Military Records
 
| align="left" | Military Records
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids  
| align="left" | Atlases, Gazetteers
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| align="left" | Atlases, Gazetteers  
 
| align="left" | History, Maps
 
| align="left" | History, Maps
 
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| align="left" | Places of residence
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| align="left" | Places of residence  
| align="left" | Directories
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| align="left" | Directories  
 
| align="left" | Public Records, including cedulas or residence certificates
 
| align="left" | Public Records, including cedulas or residence certificates
 
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| align="left" | Religion
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| align="left" | Religion  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Public Records
 
| align="left" | Public Records
 
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| align="left" | Social activities
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| align="left" | Social activities  
| align="left" | Newspapers, Societies
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| align="left" | Newspapers, Societies  
 
| align="left" | Public Records
 
| align="left" | Public Records
 
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*Because divorce is not legal in the Philippines, there are no divorce records. See the “Court Records” section of this outline concerning annulments and legal separations. Also, look for records in other countries where divorce is legal.<br>
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Revision as of 15:20, 17 September 2010

The table below can help you decide which records to search. In column 1 find the goal you selected. In column 2 find the types of records that are most likely to have the information you need. Then turn to that section of this outline. (The terms used in columns 2 and 3 are the same as the subject headings used in this outline and in the Locality section of the Family History Library Catalog.) Column 3 lists those sections of this outline that may also be useful. Record containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) could provide useful information. These have been listed repeatedly if they are especially helpful.Records containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) could provide information for most of the goals. These have not been repeatedly listed unless they are especially helpful for the goal.

1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Civil Registration, Church Records Census, Public Records, Military Records
Birth date Civil Registration, Church Records Census, Military Records
Birthplace Civil Registration, Church Records Census, Public Records
Country of foreign birth Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship Military Records
County origins and boundaries Atlases Maps, Gazetteers
Death Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Probate Records, Funeral Homes
Divorce Civil Registration*
Ethnic background Minorities
Historical background History
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration
Living relatives and guardianships Directories Orphans and Orphanages
Maiden name Civil Registration, Church Records Schools, Medical Records
Marriage Civil Registration, Church Records Public Records
Occupation Public Records Census
Parents, children, and family members Civil Registration, Church Records
Physical description Medical Records, Biography Military Records
Place-finding aids Atlases, Gazetteers History, Maps
Places of residence Directories Public Records, including cedulas or residence certificates
Religion Civil Registration Public Records
Social activities Newspapers, Societies Public Records
  • Because divorce is not legal in the Philippines, there are no divorce records. See the “Court Records” section of this outline concerning annulments and legal separations. Also, look for records in other countries where divorce is legal.