Venezuela Church Records
Venezuela Church Records
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Published sources are still new for family history in Venezuela. Do not be discouraged if your family tree has not been published or if there is not a history of your area of interest.
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Civil registration click here
Mérida, Catholic parish records 1654-1992 click here
Familysearch Indexing: Paths to helping each other
To assist you in locating your ancestors in Venezuela, we are preparing indexes of the Catholic church records in Mérida (1654-1992) Part 2, and Venezuela civil birth registrations (1873-1909.) This is an ongoing project which will be expanded to include more areas in Venezuela in the future.
You can volunteer to help index these records in only 30 minutes a week. Indexing allows these records to be more easily accessible around the world. To see a demonstration of how to begin, click here. To begin to help, click here.
The project instructions for indexing Mérida Catholic Parish Records 1654-1992 Part 2, click here.
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Parish registers are the documents kept by the Catholic Church since the year 1654 and contain about books for registering church events: christenings, confirmations, marriages and deaths.
Online Church Records
- 1577 - 1995 Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1654 - 2013 Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2013 at FamilySearch — index and images
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