El Salvador Civil Registries

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1. Birth Records 1879 to the present

The birth records contain the following information:

  • Names and surnames Maria Josefa Cecilia Deresinsky
  • Date   and place of birth 04/19/1914
  • Parent's names and surnames Leon Deresinsky 
  • Parent's age and place or origin Poland
  • Nationality german  Salvadorean
  • Date of inscription

Notes on the birth records:

  • San Salvador has indexes of their books beginning 1879
  • The books are divided into six classes:
    • legitimate children  Maria Josefa Cecilia Deresinsky
    • natural children
    • illegitimate children
    • children of foreigners
    • children of minors
    • children of Salvadoreans born abroad

Where are these birth records?

The birth records are archived in each municipality of the country. Sonsonate

Note: Some have been destroyed.

2. Marriage Records 1879 to the present

The marriage records contain the following information:

  • Date and place marriage occurred sonsonate
  • Names and surnames of the spouses Leonor Trigueros
  • Nationalities salvadorean
  • Ages, origins and occupations or professions
  • Parent's place of residency El Salvador Sonsonate

Where are these marriage records?

The marriage records are archived in each municipality of the country.Sonsonate

Note: Some have been destroyed.

3. Divorce Records

  • Names and surnames
  • Dates, relationships and proceedings of the court or church;
  • Sometimes information relating to the birth or marriage.

Where are the divorce records?

The divorce records are archived in each municipality of the country. Note: Some have been destroyed. The General Central American Archives (AGC) in Guatemala City, Guatemala, has some divorce record from 1603 through 1895, gaveta 4-8.

4. Death Records 1879 to the present

The death records contain the following information:

  • Date of inscription
  • Names, surnames, relationship, age, civil status, profession, nationality and residency of informant
  • Names, surnames, civil status, date of death, age, gender, cause of death, profession , nationality of the deceased.

Where are these death records?

The death records are archived in each municipality of the country.

Note: Some have been destroyed.

5. Adoption Records 1879 to the present

The adoption records contain the following information:

  • Names and surnames of the children and the parents
  • Court proceedings
  • Ages, dates and gender.

Where are these adoption records?

The adoption records are archived in each municipality of the country.

Note: Some have been destroyed.

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

El Salvavor Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)