Chile Genealogy

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Chile Wiki Topics
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Chile Background
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Guide to Chile ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Chile is a country in South America bordered by Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

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Getting Started with Chile Research

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Chile Research Tools

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Chile Map



Chile is politically divided into 15 regions, which are both named and numbered (designated by a Roman Numeral).

I Tarapacá
II Antofagasta
III Atacama
IV Coquimbo
V Valparaíso
VI O'Higgins
VII Maule
VIII Bío Bío
IX Araucanía
X Los Lagos
XI Aysén
XII Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena
XIV Los Rios
XV Arica y Parinacota
RM Santiago Metropolitan

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Chile," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.