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{{Colombia HR Infobox
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|title=Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958
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| title = Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958
|location=Colombia
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| location = Colombia
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| LOC_01 =
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| LOC_02 =
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| loc_map =
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| record_type = Military
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| start_year = 1809
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| end_year = 1958
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Colombia, Registros Militares
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| FS_URL_01 = [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Colombia_Genealogy Colombia Genealogy]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Colombia%22 Family Search Catalog]
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| FS_URL_03 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3AColombia Family Search Keyword Search]
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| FS_URL_04 = [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Colombia_Archives_and_Libraries Colombia Archives and Libraries]
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| FS_URL_05 =
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/ Archivo General de la Nación Colombia] Website is in Spanish.
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.colombia.com/colombiainfo/nuestrahistoria/mildias.asp La Guerra de los Mil Días] Website is in Spanish.
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| RW_URL_03 = 
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| RW_URL_04 =
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| RW_URL_05 =
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| custodian = General Archives of the Nation, Bogotá
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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This collection includes the military service records of Colombia from 1809-1958. They are housed at the Archivo General de la Nación in Bogotá, Colombia.
  
'''Colombia, Registros Militares'''
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Such records include veteran benefit files from the Thousand Days’ War (Guerra de los Mil Días), service records, register of military promotions, and military correspondence (despachos) from the Colombian Army, Navy, and National Guard.
  
== Record Description  ==
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
  
This collection includes military service, civil registration (birth, marriage and death) and census records. They are housed at the Archivo General de la Nación in Bogotá, Colombia.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1429237/waypoints Browse].
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
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|CID=CID1429237
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text =Colombia, Archivo General de la Nación, Miscellaneous Records. National Archives of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.}}  
 
  
[[Colombia, Archivo General de la Nación, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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This record set may contain draft registrations, deployments, and pensions.
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Colombia misc records baptism.jpg|Baptism
 
Image:Colombia misc records marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Colombia misc records, death.jpg|Death
 
 
Image:Colombia misc records army payment.jpg|Soldier's Payment for Service
 
Image:Colombia misc records army payment.jpg|Soldier's Payment for Service
 
Image:Colombia misc records army widow (2).jpg|Soldier's Widow
 
Image:Colombia misc records army widow (2).jpg|Soldier's Widow
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
'''These&nbsp;civil registration records&nbsp;usually include the following information:'''  
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'''Draft registrations''' generally include:  
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*Name and age of draftee
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*Birth date and place
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*Closest relation and residence
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*Date and place of registration
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'''Deployments''' usually include:
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*Name of soldier
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*Regiment/battalion
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*Deployment date
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*Commanding Officer’s name
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*Specific duties
  
*Name and gender
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'''Military pensions''' were typically awarded to the spouse and/or children of a fallen soldier. Pension records generally include:
*Event date and location
 
*Parents' names
 
*Grandparents' names
 
*Godparents
 
  
'''These&nbsp;military records may include the following information:'''
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*Name of person filing for pension (applicant)
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*Date and place of application
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*Name of deceased soldier
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*Applicant’s relationship to soldier
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*Date and place of marriage to soldier
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*Date and place of soldier’s death
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*Date and place of applicant’s birth
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*Applicant’s current residence
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*Number of soldier’s children still living at home
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*Names and ages of those children
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*Date and place of those children’s births
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*Transcriptions from baptism/birth, death/burial, and/or marriage records
  
*Name of soldier or officer
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*Date of birth
 
*Place of birth
 
*Religion
 
*Occupation
 
*Name of regiment
 
*Date of service
 
  
'''These&nbsp;censuses records&nbsp;usually contain the folowing information:'''
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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.
  
*Name of the province
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Then, when you've found your ancestor, use these military records to find other records that will verify the information given; for example, birth/baptism, marriage, and death/burial records.
*Name of the section or district
 
*Type of population
 
*Last name and given name
 
*Age, gender, and civil status
 
*Nationality and place of birth
 
*Occupation
 
*Literacy (ability to read and write)
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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'''Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1429237 Collection Page]:'''  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. <br>
  
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒Select the ''Browse'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the ''Tipo de registro y años'' category which takes you to the images.<br>
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1429237/waypoints Browse Page] ''' <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images. <br>  
  
Look at the images one by one 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.  
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Search the collection by index or 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 entries or images and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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== Related Websites ==
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== For Help Reading These Records ==
  
*[https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=63348 Soldiers, Guerrillas, and Politics in Colombia]
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Colombia Language and Languages]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
  
*[[Colombia, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
*[[Colombia Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
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Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the military.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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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. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá [General Archives of the Nation, Bogotá].}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Record Description
Record Type: Military
Collection years: 1809-1958
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Colombia, Registros Militares
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
General Archives of the Nation, Bogotá


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes the military service records of Colombia from 1809-1958. They are housed at the Archivo General de la Nación in Bogotá, Colombia.

Such records include veteran benefit files from the Thousand Days’ War (Guerra de los Mil Días), service records, register of military promotions, and military correspondence (despachos) from the Colombian Army, Navy, and National Guard.

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

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958.

Collection Content

Sample Images

This record set may contain draft registrations, deployments, and pensions.

Draft registrations generally include:

  • Name and age of draftee
  • Birth date and place
  • Closest relation and residence
  • Date and place of registration

Deployments usually include:

  • Name of soldier
  • Regiment/battalion
  • Deployment date
  • Commanding Officer’s name
  • Specific duties

Military pensions were typically awarded to the spouse and/or children of a fallen soldier. Pension records generally include:

  • Name of person filing for pension (applicant)
  • Date and place of application
  • Name of deceased soldier
  • Applicant’s relationship to soldier
  • Date and place of marriage to soldier
  • Date and place of soldier’s death
  • Date and place of applicant’s birth
  • Applicant’s current residence
  • Number of soldier’s children still living at home
  • Names and ages of those children
  • Date and place of those children’s births
  • Transcriptions from baptism/birth, death/burial, and/or marriage records

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.

Then, when you've found your ancestor, use these military records to find other records that will verify the information given; for example, birth/baptism, marriage, and death/burial records.

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page: 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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by index or 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 entries or images and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the military.


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:

"Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá [General Archives of the Nation, Bogotá].


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 Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958.
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 Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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