Guatemala Genealogy

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Guide to Guatemala ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Guatemala Research

Links to articles on getting started with Guatemala research.

Guatemala Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Guatemala research.


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Guatemala Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guatemala. Click on a department in the map for instructions and links to records for the department. By hovering over the number, you can verify the name of the department.


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Jurisdictions

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

The largest jurisdictions in Guatemala are called 'Departments' (departamentos). These are analogous to States or Provinces in other countries. There are 22 Departments of Guatemala.

Departments

Parishes

Parishes in Guatemala

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Guatemala," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala, accessed 29 April 2016.