El Salvador Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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El Salvador

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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.

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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Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships

Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Collection Content

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).

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:

"El Salvador, Baptisms, 1750-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 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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Known Issues with This Collection

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