Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Tarjetas de índice, Registro Civil, Uruguay

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes the national index of the civil registration books of birth, marriage, and death from all the departments in Uruguay from 1900 to 1937. This index was created from index cards created by the Dirección General del Registro del Estado Civil from the original books.

Collection Content

Most birth records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of registration
  • Place, date, and time of birth
  • Name of the newborn
  • Names of the parents (maiden name of the mother)
  • Parents’ places of origin or residence
  • Occupation of the father
  • Names of the grandparents

Most marriage records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of marriage
  • Names and ages of the groom and bride
  • Civil statuses, places of origin, and residences of the groom and bride
  • Parents’ names, places of origin, and sometimes marital status
  • Sometimes the names of the grandparents
  • Witnesses’ names

Most death records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation, residence, and age of the deceased
  • Sometimes the parents’ names
  • Burial place

How Do I Search the Collection?

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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.

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

“Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Cards, 1900-1937.” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Registro Civil.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.