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Haïti, Port-au-Prince registre d'état civil<br>
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==What is in the Collection?==
  
== Record Description ==
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This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to 1804 Haiti was first claimed by Spain and then granted to France in 1697. During French governance, Haiti was known as Saint-Domingue. Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please see the website link listed in the Related Website section of this article for information on the Republican Calendar.  
  
This Collection will include records from 1794 to 1843.<br>
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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.  
  
This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to 1804 Haiti was first claimed by Spain and then granted to France in 1697. During&nbsp;French governance, Haiti was known as Saint-Domingue.&nbsp;Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please see the&nbsp;website link&nbsp;listed&nbsp;in the Related Website section of this article&nbsp;for information on the Republican Calendar. The records were handwritten in French.  
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Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, the year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti.  These records were 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.  
  
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.&nbsp;
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=== Reading These Records === 
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1482819/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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These records are written in [[French Word List|French]]; also see the section [[Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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.&nbsp;
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, the year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti.&nbsp;
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.<br>
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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'''Birth records''' usually contain the following information:  
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Digital copies of originals are also housed in different local registry offices throughout Haiti.
 
 
 
[[Haiti, Port-au-Prince Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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'''These Birth Records usually contain the following informationa:'''
 
  
 
*Full name of child  
 
*Full name of child  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''These Marriage Records generally contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' generally contain the following information:  
  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Name of witnesses
 
*Name of witnesses
  
'''These Death Records usually contain the following information:'''
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''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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*Civil status of deceased at time of death
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*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Parents’ names
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*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Civil status of deceased at time of death  
 
*Civil status of deceased 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  
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*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
  
=== Beginning your search  ===
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===Sample Images===
  
To begin your search, you need to know the following information:
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*Ancestors name
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*Approximate date of event
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*Names of parents
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Image:Haiti, Port-au-Prince Civil Registration Death DGS 101127947 5.jpg|Death Record
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=== Searching the Images  ===
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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* Your ancestors given name and surname
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*Names of parents
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*Approximate date and place of event
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*Commune
  
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Département" category<br>⇒Select the "Commune" category<br>⇒Select the "Type de document et années" category will take you to the images<br>
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=== View The Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the  
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1482819/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
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# Select '''Department'''
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# Select '''Commune'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images.
  
Look at each image 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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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
  
=== Using the information  ===
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For help reading these French records, see the following wiki articles:
  
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.
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*[[French Wordlist]]
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*[[France Language and Languages]]
  
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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.<br><br>
  
For example:
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Look at the images one by one 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 images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
*Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records.
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1482819  Haiti, Port-au-Prince, civil registration, 1794-2012]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*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.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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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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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  
Keep in mind:
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=== I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
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*A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.  
*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br><br>
  
== Known Issues with This Collecton ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Haiti, Port-au-Prince Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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== Related Websites  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Haiti-Port-au-Prince-Civil-Registration-1794-2012-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
*[http://www.gefrance.com/calrep/calen.htm Republican Calendar]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
*[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]
 
*[http://www.agh.qc.ca/indexen.html Association de Généalogie 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  ==
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*[[Haiti]]
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== Citing this Collection ==
*[[French Republican Calendar]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.
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<br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-2012" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org Website]: accessed 2017. Haïti Archives Nationales, Port-au-Prince (Haiti National Archives, Port-au-Prince).}}
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections<br>  ==
 
  
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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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}
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Digital copies of originals are also housed in different local registry offices throughout Haiti.
  
“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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What is in the Collection?

This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to 1804 Haiti was first claimed by Spain and then granted to France in 1697. During French governance, Haiti was known as Saint-Domingue. Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please see the website link listed in the Related Website section of this article for information on the Republican Calendar.

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.

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

Reading These Records

These records are written in French; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Haiti, Civil Registration, Port-au-Prince, 1794-2012.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Full name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of the marriage
  • 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

Death records' usually contain the following information:

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

Collection Contents

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Your ancestors given name and surname
  • Names of parents
  • Approximate date and place of event
  • Commune

View The Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Department
  2. Select Commune
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these French records, see the following wiki articles:

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

Look at the images one by one 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 images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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.


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:

"Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-2012" Images. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2017. Haïti Archives Nationales, Port-au-Prince (Haiti National Archives, Port-au-Prince).


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 Haiti, Civil Registration, Port-au-Prince, 1794-2012.


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