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[[Nicaragua Genealogy|Nicaragua]]
  
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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Nicaragua
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Nicaragua'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description ==
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This collection of baptisms, marriages, and burials was created by authorized parish priests in the years 1740 to 1960. Most of the inhabitants of Nicaragua were Roman Catholics, therefore these records may cover about 95 to 100 percent of the population from the 16th to the 20th century.  
  
This collection of baptisms, marriages, and burials was created by authorized parish priests in the years 1740-1960. Most of the inhabitants of Nicaragua were Roman Catholics, therefore these records may cover about 95% to 100% of the population from the 16th to the 20th century.  
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It is common to see the sacramental ordinances of baptism, marriage, and burial in separate registers; however, in smaller towns these records may all be recorded in one yearly book. The entries were normally made in chronological order. Some confirmations may be found within the baptisms. The earlier parish records were all handwritten in narrative form, and later records were handwritten in formatted entries. All records were handwritten in Spanish.  
  
It is common to see the sacramental ordinances of baptism, marriage, and burial in separate registers, however in smaller towns these records may all be recorded in one yearly book. The entries were normally made in chronological order. Some confirmations may be found within the baptisms. The earlier parish records were all handwritten in narrative form, and later records were handwritten in formatted entries. All records were handwritten in Spanish.  
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Here is a link to a  [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Genealogical Word List]]; also see the section [[Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.<br>
  
 
The parish registers may be the only records available for genealogical research before civil registration was implemented in 1879.  
 
The parish registers may be the only records available for genealogical research before civil registration was implemented in 1879.  
  
Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout Nicaragua.
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article&lt;a href="Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections"&gt;Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections&lt;/a&gt;.
 
 
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1494432/waypoints"&gt;Browse&lt;/a&gt;.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
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&lt;a href="Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection"&gt;Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.&lt;/a&gt;
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:''' &lt;img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/a/ae/Nicaragua%2C_Managua%2C_baptism.JPG" _fck_mw_filename="Nicaragua, Managua, baptism.JPG" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="Nicaragua, Managua, baptism.JPG" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" /&gt;
 
  
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{{Collection Browse Link
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Child's name and gender  
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*Sometimes, names of grandparents
 
*Sometimes, names of grandparents
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:''' &lt;img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/5/56/Nicaragua%2C_Managua%2C_marriage.JPG" _fck_mw_filename="Nicaragua, Managua, marriage.JPG" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="Nicaragua, Managua, marriage.JPG" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" /&gt;
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
 
 
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Name of groom  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''These death records usually contain the following information:''' &lt;img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Nicaragua%2C_Managua%2C_death.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Nicaragua, Managua, death.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="Nicaragua, Managua, death.jpg" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" /&gt;
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:
 
 
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Place of burial
 
*Place of burial
  
== How to Use the Collection ==
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== Collection Contents ==
 
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===Sample Images===
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Departamento" category<br>⇒ Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category<br>⇒ Select the "Parroquia" category<br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.  
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Image:Nicaragua, Managua, baptism.JPG|Baptism Record
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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Image:Nicaragua, Managua, marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
 
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Image:Nicaragua, Managua, death.jpg|Death record     
== Related Websites  ==
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*&lt;a href="http://www.curiamanagua.org/"&gt;Arquidiócesis de Managua&lt;/a&gt;
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*&lt;a href="http://www.mercaba.org/FICHAS/IGLESIA/iglesia_nicaragua.htm"&gt;Una Visión Histórico-Pastoral de la Iglesia Católica en Nicaragua&lt;/a&gt;
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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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/1494432/waypoints Browse Page] ''' <br>⇒ Select the "Department" category<br>⇒ Select the "City or Town" category<br>⇒ Select the "Parish" category<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.
  
*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Nicaragua"&gt;Nicaragua&lt;/a&gt;
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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.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''When searching''':<br>
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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.
  
<img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="0" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">
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{{Tip|Don’t overlook important information often found in the margins of original records. For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== For Help Reading These Records ==
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
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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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1494432 Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections"&gt;Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections&lt;/a&gt;.  
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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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*If you find a record of your ancestor print a copy of the original document, if possible, or at least the information where you found it.  Sometimes you may find errors in the indexed or hand-copied documents.  Also, in the original, you may find more information about your ancestor.
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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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.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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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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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?===
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*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
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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.
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.
  
=== &nbsp;Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Nicaragua, Diocese of Mangua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2012), bautisimos 1943-1944 &gt; Managua &gt; Arquidiocesis de Managua &gt; image 100 of 1041 &gt; entry for Luis Alberto Navoris, baptized 9 May 1941, Nicaragua, Catholic Church parishes. Church records, 1740-1960. Managua Archdiocese Archive (Curia Arquidiocesana), Managua, Nicaragua.
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== Citing this Collection ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Records
Collection years: 1740-1960
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Nicaragua
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Archivo Historico de la Arquidiocesis de Managua


What is in the Collection?

This collection of baptisms, marriages, and burials was created by authorized parish priests in the years 1740 to 1960. Most of the inhabitants of Nicaragua were Roman Catholics, therefore these records may cover about 95 to 100 percent of the population from the 16th to the 20th century.

It is common to see the sacramental ordinances of baptism, marriage, and burial in separate registers; however, in smaller towns these records may all be recorded in one yearly book. The entries were normally made in chronological order. Some confirmations may be found within the baptisms. The earlier parish records were all handwritten in narrative form, and later records were handwritten in formatted entries. All records were handwritten in Spanish.

Here is a link to a Spanish Genealogical Word List; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

The parish registers may be the only records available for genealogical research before civil registration was implemented in 1879.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Names of godparents
  • Sometimes, names of grandparents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of groom
  • Groom's age and civil status
  • Groom's place of baptism
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Name of bride
  • Bride's age and civil status
  • Bride's place of baptism
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age and civil status of deceased
  • Parents’ names
  • Sometimes, name of the spouse, if married
  • Cause of death
  • Place of burial

Collection Contents

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒ Select the "Department" category
⇒ Select the "City or Town" category
⇒ Select the "Parish" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the 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.

When searching:
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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • If you find a record of your ancestor print a copy of the original document, if possible, or at least the information where you found it. Sometimes you may find errors in the indexed or hand-copied documents. Also, in the original, you may find more information about your ancestor.
  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • 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.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • 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.

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

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Citing Archivo Historico de la Arquidiocesis de Managua [Managua Archdiocese Historic Archives].


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 Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960.