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Pangasinan, Philippines
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1945-1981
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National Archives, Pangasinan, Philippines


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1945-1981.

This collection includes civil registration indexes and images of birth, marriage and death records from the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines. The records are from the National Census and Statistics Office in Manila.

The records are in English.

Birth records from this collection range from 1960-1965. Marriage records from this collection range from 1950-1966. Some years may be missing.
Death records from this collection range from 1946-1965. Some years may be missing.

Only the marriage contract is forwarded to the National Census and Statistics Office. The others remain in the office of the local civil registrar, although the couple may be given a copy of their marriage certificate. The contract is the vital record and is of most value to the researcher. The other records, though they have much of the same information, may provide other valuable clues to the discerning genealogist.

Civil governments created records of births, marriages, and deaths. Sometimes called vital records, they refer to critical events in a person’s life. These are the most important documents for genealogical research.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981.

Collection Contents

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Gender of child
  • Names of parents
  • Nationality of parents
  • Religion of parents
  • Occupations of parents
  • Ages of parents
  • Total number of children born to parents up until the date of this record
  • Date and place of parents' marriage

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Name of bride’s father and mother
  • Name of groom’s father and mother
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marital status before marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of priest performing wedding
  • Name of civic authority validating marriage
  • Nationality
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Father’s occupation
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Place of residence before marriage

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name instead of their maiden name)
  • Age at death
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of spouse
  • Name of mother and father
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Date and place of birth
  • Last residence
  • Last occupation
  • Cause of death
  • Length of time between onset and death
  • Date and place of burial

How Do I Search the Collection?

This section includes tips and information about how to search the record.

When searching:
In order to begin searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname. 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.

To search by index: Fill in the requested information in 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Record Type" category
⇒Select "Year Range" category
⇒Select "Municipality" 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 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.

What Do I Do Next?

If you have found your ancestor on a marriage record, you can:

  • Search for the parents' marriage record using names and dates provided on the birth record
  • Search for birth records of siblings based on the number of children the parents claim on your ancestor's birth record

If you have found your ancestor on a marriage record, you can:

  • Use the ages on the record to calculate the birth year.
  • Start searching from the marriage year for births of children.

If you have found your ancestor on a death record, you can do the following:

  • Search for a birth record when you have found the date of birth on the record.
  • Search for the date of marriage using the name of your ancestor’s spouse if they were married.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
  • For marriage and death records, your ancestors may have used shortened names or nicknames, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

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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:

“Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981” Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Record Management and Archives Office, National Archives, Pangasinan, Philippines.


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 Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981.

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 Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981.