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== Related Websites  ==
== Related Websites  ==
=== Maps  ===
*[[Valle del Cauca Maps]]
*[[Valle del Cauca History]]
*[http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Colombia/images/colombia_3000.jpg Colombia's provinces in the early 21st century]
*[[Valle del Cauca Genealogy]]
*[http://www.zonu.com/images/0X0/2009-09-17-5901/Departamento-del-Valle-del-Cauca-2003.jpg Valle del Cauca in 2003]  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/ibgd82 Northwest South America, including Colombia's provinces, in 1924]  
*[http://www.bibliotecanacional.gov.co/tools/marco.php?idcategoria=43955 Cauca in 1864]
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/s8iygh Northwest South America, including New Granada's (Colombia's) provinces, in 1856]
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/5ogbop Cauca in 1827]
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/91a6xy New Granada in 1811]
*[http://www.bibliotecanacional.gov.co/tools/marco.php?idcategoria=43928 Northern South America in 1749]
*[http://www.bibliotecanacional.gov.co/tools/marco.php?idcategoria=43906 Northern South America in 1705]
*[http://www.bibliotecanacional.gov.co/tools/marco.php?idcategoria=43903 Northern South America in the late 1600's]
=== Local Histories  ===
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valle_del_Cauca#History English wiki entry on history of Valle del Cauca]  
*[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historia_del_Valle_del_Cauca Spanish wiki entry on history of Valle del Cauca]  
*[http://www.valleonline.org/tiki-index.php Valle del Cauca—Procesos Históricos]
*[http://www.valledelcauca.gov.co/publicaciones/historia_del_valle_del_cauca_pub "Historia del Valle del Cauca" por la governación Valle del Cauca]
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=DJ06AQAAMAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false "Historia de Colómiba," a Google eBook, published in 1887]
=== Other Genealogical Resources  ===
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/colombia/ Colombia GenForum]
*[http://genealogiacolombiana.com/ Genealogía Colombiana, Interconexión Colombiana]
*[http://www.genealogiascolombianas.org/ Genealogías Colombianas, Asociación Colombiana para el Estudio de las Genealogías]
*[http://tebakegenea.blogspot.com/ Tébaké: Familia y Tradición, Un blog dedicado a la historia familiar de Colombia]
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
*[[Valle del Cauca]]
*[[Colombia Census]]
*[[Colombia Census]]

Revision as of 18:01, 10 April 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Miscellaneous Records, 1549-1955 .

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Title in the Language of the Record

Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Diversos Registros

Record Description

These records are in Spanish. This collection contains miscellaneous records that are housed at the Archivo Histórico de Buga. These records include censuses (padrones), will-related records (mortuorias and testamentarías), and voter identification cards (cédulas electorales).

For a list of the dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Census records generally contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Members of the household
  • Age

Will records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Names of family members
  • Location and date of death

Voter identification records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the voter
  • Residence of the voter

How to Use the Record

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  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of residence
  • Years the ancestor was alive

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“Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Miscellaneous Records, 1549-1955.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Histórico de Buga.