Difference between revisions of "Colombia Civil Registration"
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Civil Registration began in Colombia in 1865 but wasn't fully adopted everywhere in the country till 1888. Till 1926, the civil registration records were included as part of the notarial records. Now the Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil (the National Registry of Civil Status) maintains the civil registration; their website is http://www.registraduria.gov.co/ .
Obtaining copies of civil registration can be difficult from the National Registry. But many notarial records from the 19th century are microfilmed and are available online through FamilySearch or through microfilm and often these are indexed.
FamilySearch microfilms available:
Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:
- Colombia Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Colombian Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)