Costa Rica Genealogy

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Costa Rica Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Costa Rica Background
Local Research Resources
The FamilySearch moderator for Costa Rica is Dwsmith2

Guide to Costa Rica ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


Country Information

Costa Rica is a country in Central America bordered by Nicaragua and Panama. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Costa Rica Research

Links to articles on getting started with Costa Rica research.

Costa Rica Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Costa Rica research.

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Costa Rica Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Costa Rica.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Costa Rica.

  • Alajuela
  • Cartago
  • Guanacaste
  • Heredia
  • Limón
  • Puntarenas
  • San José

FamilySearch Resources

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


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