El Salvador Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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El Salvador, Baptisms, 1750-1940 .
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El Salvador
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Record Description
Record Type: Baptism
Collection years: 1750-1940
Languages: English
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What is in the Collection?

This is an index of selected Catholic Church baptismal records from various locations in El Salvador. The year range in this collection 1750 to 1940. However some records may be from earlier or later years.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Baptism date
  • Baptism place
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence
  • Parents' age
  • Grandparents' name

Collection Contents

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Baptisms, 1750-1940 Marriages, 1810-1930 Deaths*
El Salvador 6,296 1,407 3
La Libertad 0 190 0
San Miguel 5,670 0 0
San Salvador 29,757 7,508 0
Sonsonate 141,032 15,583 0
Usulután 35,745 3,474 0
Totals 218,500 28,162 3

How Do I Search the Collection?

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  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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Known Issues with This Collection

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Collection Citation:

"El Salvador, Baptisms, 1750-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for El Salvador, Baptisms, 1750-1940.


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