Colombia Genealogy

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Beginning Research
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Colombia Background
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South America
Guide to Colombia ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Colombia is a country in South America bordered by Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Colombia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Colombia research.

Colombia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Colombia research.

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Colombia Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Colombia.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Colombia. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.


*Catholic Church records are available at for the starred departamentos.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Colombia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 3 May 2016.