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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
== Collection Time Period  ==
  
This collection of civil registration for Haiti includes the years 1794-1843.  
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This collection of civil registration for Haiti includes the years 1794 to 1843.  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
  
 
*Date and place of the event  
 
*Date and place of the event  
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*Gender of principal and date of birth  
 
*Gender of principal and date of birth  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
*Parents names, their residence and/or place of origin  
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*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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*Date and place of the event  
 
*Date and place of the event  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
*Their civil status (widowed, single, divorce) at the time of the event  
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*Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event  
 
*Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom  
 
*Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Name of witnesses
 
*Name of witnesses
 
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''  
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*Civil status of principal at time of death  
 
*Civil status of principal at time of death  
 
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death  
 
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death  
*Parent’s names  
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*Parents’ names  
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
  
 
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== How to Use This Collection Records  ==
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== How to Use the Records  ==
  
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
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When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
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For example:  
  
 
*Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.  
 
*The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.  
*The parent’s birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  
 
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location.  
 
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location.  
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*The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
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*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.  
 
  
 
== Record History  ==
 
== Record History  ==
  
Local registry offices create the civil events, such as birth, marriage, and death, of citizens in their jurisdiction. The registrar sends the records to the Ministry of Justice annually, which verifies the records and affixes a seal before transferring them to the National Archives. A copy of the record is also kept at the local registry office or at the Civil Court Clerk's Office (Bureau du greffe du Tribunal civil). Unfortunately, a great amount of births are not registered in Haiti.  
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Local registry offices create the civil events, such as birth, marriage, and death, of citizens in their jurisdiction. The registrar sends the records to the Ministry of Justice annually, which verifies the records and affixes a seal before transferring them to the National Archives. A copy of the record is also kept at the local registry office or at the Civil Court Clerk's Office (Bureau du greffe du Tribunal civil). Unfortunately, a large number of births are not registered in Haiti.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
  
 
The civil registration was created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status and existence of citizens.  
 
The civil registration was created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status and existence of citizens.  
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Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti.  
 
Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti.  
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Related Websites ==
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying other links to related websites here.
 
 
 
[http://www.gefrance.com/calrep/calen.htm Republican Calendar]
 
  
[http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-french.html The French Revolutionary Calendar]  
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*[http://www.gefrance.com/calrep/calen.htm Republican Calendar]
 
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*[http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-french.html The French Revolutionary Calendar]  
[http://www.migrantsoutremer.org/IMG/pdf/Liste_bureaux_ONI.pdf Office National D’Identification]  
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*[http://www.migrantsoutremer.org/IMG/pdf/Liste_bureaux_ONI.pdf Office National D’Identification]  
 
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*[http://www.agh.qc.ca/indexen.html Association de Généalogie d’Haiti]  
[http://www.agh.qc.ca/indexen.html Association de Généalogie d’Haiti]  
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*[http://www.agh.qc.ca/articles/?id=68 Genese. Les registres d’état civil anciens des Archives Nationales d’Haiti]
 
 
[http://www.agh.qc.ca/articles/?id=68 Genese. Les registres d’état civil anciens des Archives Nationales d’Haiti]  
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections&nbsp;<br> ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections&nbsp;<br> ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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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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.  
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Cite_FamilySearch_Collections How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]. <br>
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Cite_FamilySearch_Collections How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]. <br>
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==== Citations of Researched Sources for This Collection<br> ====
 
==== Citations of Researched Sources for This Collection<br> ====
  
Please, help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying source citations for this collection here.
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Please, help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying source citations for this collection here.  
  
 
The following are only examples of source citations:  
 
The following are only examples of source citations:  
  
"Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org) : accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. <br>• “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org) : accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.<br>
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*"Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.  
 
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.<br>
  
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== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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Digital copies of originals are also housed in different&nbsp;local registry offices throughout Haiti.  
 
Digital copies of originals are also housed in different&nbsp;local registry offices throughout Haiti.  
  
Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].

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Title in the Language of the Records

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying the title in French here.

Collection Time Period

This collection of civil registration for Haiti includes the years 1794 to 1843.

Record Description

This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please check website below for information on the Republican Calendar. The records were handwritten in French.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of the principal
  • Gender of principal and date of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
  • Names of witnesses

 

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
  • Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Name of witnesses

 

The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:

  • Place and date of the event
  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the principal (deceased)
  • Civil status of principal at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Parents’ names
  • Sometimes, place of burial

 

How to Use the Records

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

For example:

  • Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.

It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location.

Keep in mind:

  • The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

Record History

Local registry offices create the civil events, such as birth, marriage, and death, of citizens in their jurisdiction. The registrar sends the records to the Ministry of Justice annually, which verifies the records and affixes a seal before transferring them to the National Archives. A copy of the record is also kept at the local registry office or at the Civil Court Clerk's Office (Bureau du greffe du Tribunal civil). Unfortunately, a large number of births are not registered in Haiti.

Why the Record Was Created

The civil registration was created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status and existence of citizens.

Record Reliability

Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Haiti

Contributions to This Article

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.


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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citations of Researched Sources for This Collection

Please, help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying source citations for this collection here.

The following are only examples of source citations:

  • "Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.


Sources of information for This Collection

Haiti. Various local registry offices. Civil registration, 1794-1843. National Archives of the Republic of Haiti.

Digital copies of originals are also housed in different local registry offices throughout Haiti.

Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.