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''[[Central America]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[Panama_Genealogy|Panama]]'''{{Panama-sidebar}}Guide to '''Panama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records
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Panama is a country in Central America bordered by [[Costa Rica Genealogy|Costa Rica]] and [[Colombia Genealogy|Colombia]]. It was formerly a colony of Spain and, after its independence from Spain in 1821, a department of Colombia until 1903. The official language is Spanish.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Panama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama, accessed 28 March 2016.</ref>
[[Image:Panama Flag.PNG|border|right|150px|Panama Flag.PNG]]&nbsp;Welcome to the Panama research page! We are dedicated to helping you find your Panamanian ancestors. Through the Panama page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Panamanian records of genealogical value. The content is targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Panama Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!
 
 
 
== Si usted entiende español  ==
 
 
 
Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de Panamá en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.
 
 
 
== Getting started with&nbsp;Panama research  ==
 
 
 
Panama is politically divided into 9 provinces and 5 "comarcas,"&nbsp;or indigenous territories. Until 1999, the United States controlled the [[Panama Canal Zone|Panama Canal Zone]],&nbsp;an unincorporated 10-mile wide territory. Understanding political divisions is essential to doing family history, as these divisions determine where records are recorded and archived. To learn more about Panama's political division, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_and_regions_of_Panama Click here.]
 
 
 
''See FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American Research.]''
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
  
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==Getting Started ==
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'''Provinces'''
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<h3>Getting Started with Panama Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Panama research.
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bocas_del_Toro_Province Bocas del Toro]
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*[[Panama Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiriqu%C3%AD_Province Chiriqui]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American Research Turtorials]''  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocl%C3%A9_Province Cocle]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/es/Panam%C3%A1 Spanish version of Panama Wiki page]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col%C3%B3n_Province Colon]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dari%C3%A9n_Province Darien]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrera_Province Herrera]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Santos_Province Los Santos]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panam%C3%A1_Province Panama]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veraguas_Province Veraguas]
 
 
 
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'''Provincial&nbsp;Territories'''
 
 
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ember%C3%A1 Embera]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuna_Yala Kuna Yala]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ng%C3%B6be-Bugl%C3%A9 Ngobe-Bugle]
 
 
 
<br>'''Sub-Provincial Territories'''  
 
 
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuna_de_Madugand%C3%AD Kuna de Madugandí (within Panamá province)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuna_de_Wargand%C3%AD Kuna de Wargandí (within Darién province)]
 
  
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<h3>Panama Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Panama research.
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*[[Panama Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*[http://script.byu.edu/spanish/en/welcome.aspx How to read old Spanish handwriting tutorial]
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*[[Panama Archives and Libraries|Panama Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Panama.pdf Family History Library Research Outline, contains many out-of-date links]
 
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== Vital Records  ==
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{{Click|Image:PanamaOGR.png|Panama Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
 
 
Records available online at FamilySearch:
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1520637&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Panama Baptisms, 1750-1938]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1520641&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Panama Marriages, 1800-1950]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1520642&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Panama Deaths, 1840-1930]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1913397 Catholic&nbsp;Church Records, 1707-1973 (images only)]
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
*''See FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American Research.]''
 
*[http://script.byu.edu/spanish/en/welcome.aspx How to read old Spanish handwriting tutorial]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Record Search]
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Panama.pdf BYU Research Outline for Panama]
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927175 records collections for Panama] available on FamilySearch.org
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Panama Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Panama Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Panama Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Panama Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Panama Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
Help Wanted.&nbsp;A moderator is needed for Panama. In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
 
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'''Provinces'''
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*Bocas del Toro
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*Chiriqui
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*Cocle
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*Colon
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*Herrera
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*Los Santos
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*Panama Oesta
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*Veraguas
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*Embera
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*Guna Yala
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*Ngobe-Bugle
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'''Sub-Provincial Territories'''
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*Madugandí (within Panamá province)
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*Wargandí (within Darién province)
 
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== Did you know?  ==
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*The Isthmus of Panama is the narrowest strip of land in the American continent. It is bordered north-west by Costa Rica, south-east by Colombia, south by the Pacific Ocean, and north by the Caribbean Sea.
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*Some consider&nbsp;Panama a transcontinental nation, with the Panama Canal bisecting North and South America.
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*The first permanent European settlement in the mainland of the Americas, Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien, was founded in Panama by Vasco Nunez&nbsp;de Balboa in 1510.
 
*The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Balboa off the coast of Panama on September 25, 1513.
 
 
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
 
 
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== Things You Can Do  ==
 
 
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To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Panama_pages '''click here''']:
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927175?region=Panama Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Panama Family History Center locator map]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1913397 Microfilmed&nbsp;Catholic Church records&nbsp;are now online.]
 
*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=PanamaRegistrParroquiales17481972Parte1/ProjectHelp0.html Panama records&nbsp;are now&nbsp;ready for indexing.] [https://indexing.familysearch.org/newuser/nuhome.jsf?3.13.3 Need volunteers!]
 
 
 
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*[[Panama Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Panama Bibliography|Bibliography]]
 
*[[Panama Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Panama Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Panama Census|Census]]
 
*[[Panama Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Panama Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Panama Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Panama Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Panama Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Panama Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Panama Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
 
*[[Panama Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
 
*[[Panama Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Panama Geographic Dictionaries|Geographic Dictionaries]]
 
*[[Panama Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Panama History|History]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for Latin American Countries|IGI Batch Numbers]]
 
*[[Panama Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*[[Panama Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Panama Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Panama Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Panama Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
*[[Panama Minorities|Minorities]]
 
*[[Panama Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Panama Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Panama Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
 
*[[Panama Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]
 
*[[Panama Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Panama Societies|Societies]]
 
 
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
 
 
 
*[http://hispanicgenealogy.blogspot.com Hispanic Genealogy Blog]
 
 
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Panama_Family_History_Centers History Centers in Panama]
 
 
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/centralsouthamerica.htm/ Central America Cyndi's List]
 
 
 
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Panama Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Panama Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Panama is Dwsmith2

Guide to Panama ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records

Country Information

Panama is a country in Central America bordered by Costa Rica and Colombia. It was formerly a colony of Spain and, after its independence from Spain in 1821, a department of Colombia until 1903. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Panama Research

Links to articles on getting started with Panama research.

Panama Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Panama research.


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Jurisidictions

Provinces

  • Bocas del Toro
  • Chiriqui
  • Cocle
  • Colon
  • Darien
  • Herrera
  • Los Santos
  • Panama
  • Panama Oesta
  • Veraguas

Provincial Territories

  • Embera
  • Guna Yala
  • Ngobe-Bugle

Sub-Provincial Territories

  • Madugandí (within Panamá province)
  • Wargandí (within Darién province)

Panama Map

Bocas del ToroChiriquiNgabe-BugleVeraguasHerreraLos SantosColonCoclePanama OestePanamaMadugandiMadugandiWargandiEmbera WounaanEmbera WounaanPanama provinces map.png
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FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Panama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama, accessed 28 March 2016.