Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011 .
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Record Description
Record Type: Burial
Collection years: 1842-2011
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Paraguay, Asunción, registros de cementerios, 1842-2011
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Departamento de Necropolis, Ciudad de Asunción (Cemetery Department, Asunción City).

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1842-2011

Burial records are from the Cementerio de la Recoleta, Cementerio del Este and Cementerio del Sur in Asunción (Recoleta Cemetery, East Cemetery and South Cemetery). Additional images will be published as they become available.

These records are written in Spanish; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011.

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Burial records may include:

  • Place and date of burial
  • Name of deceased
  • Date and time of death
  • Age at time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Sex of deceased
  • Location of the grave

How Do I Search the Collection?

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 and 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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Cemetery" category
⇒ Select the "Record types and dates" category which takes you to the images

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Spanish Genealogical Word List For more information about using civil records, view these lessons for free:

What Do I Do Next?

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. Paraguay Civil Registration You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.

I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • If you locate your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.
  • Use the age to determine a birth year.
  • Use the estimated birth year (from previous) and birthplace to locate the birth record.
  • Use the locality and the spouse's name to locate a marriage record church and/or civil records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Remember that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Burial records are often brief, so it can be easy to confuse individuals of the same name, origin, and birth date.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.
  • These records may be useful to find ancestors if other vital records have not been found or may not exist anymore. These records may also help when the gravestones are illegible or have been destroyed. *These burial records may be the only record of infant deaths. Gravestones may also have been engraved with the date of birth, date of marriage, military service, occupation, religion, place of residence at time of death, and place of origin. A person can discover where an ancestor was buried by checking in the church death/burial records or the civil registry of the locality the ancestor lived. Sometimes the burial place of an ancestor may have been transferred to another cemetery or may have been cremated.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection citation:

"Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Departamento de Necropolis, Ciudad de Asunción (Cemetery Department, Asuncion City).

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011.

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