Paraguay, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Paraguay, Registros Misceláneos

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1509-1977 These records include two complete collections: Sección Nueva Encuadernación (Rebinding Section) and Sección Propiedades y Testamentos (Properties and Wills Section). Copies of the original records are housed at the Archivo Nacional in Asunción, Paraguay. The “Propiedades y Testamentos” section can give a brief look at the personal wealth of clerics, economic bases of resident foreigners in Paraguay, or the fortunes of a given family over a period of time. These records are written in Spanish.

For a list of records by document types and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Collection Content


Work documents usually contain the following information:

  • Name of employee
  • Proof of payment
  • Location and date
  • Salary
  • Department


Wills usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Family members
  • Possessions


Deeds usually contain the following information:

  • Property owners
  • Date of land sale
  • Property description


How Do I Search the Collection?

Searching The Collection

View Images in the Collection by visiting the Browser 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 "Section" category
⇒ Select the "Box, Volume and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Spanish Genealogical Word List

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Don't overlook FHL Place Paraguay items or FHL Keyword Paraguay items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Related Websites

The Archivo Nacional in Asuncion, Paraguay


Related Wiki Articles


How You Can Contribute

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.



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, Miscellaneous Records,1509-1977." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Nacional, Asunción.


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, Miscellaneous Records, 1509-1977.