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== Record Description ==
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| title = Panama Baptisms, 1750-1938
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1750 to 1938. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1750 to 1938.This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
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.
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
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The following information is usually found in these records:
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Name
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Gender
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Baptism date
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Baptism place
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Father’s name
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Mother’s name
  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Panama, Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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== Collection Contents ==
 
 
== Record Content and Use ==
 
  
 
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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== Related Web Sites  ==
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520637 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
  
[http://www.vitalrec.com/czlinks.html Canal Zone Genealogy and Vital Records Links]  
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*[[Panama]]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[[Panama Canal Zone Vital Records|Panama Canal Zone Vital Records]]
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land 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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=== I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
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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.
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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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*There may be more than one person with the same name.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
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*Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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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.<br><br>
  
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==Citing this Collection==
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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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{{Collection citation | text= "Panama, Baptisms, 1750-1938." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1750-1938
Language: English
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What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1750 to 1938.This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information is usually found in these records: Name Gender Baptism date Baptism place Father’s name Mother’s name

Collection Contents

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land 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.

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

  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There may be more than one person with the same name.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • 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.

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.  

"Panama, Baptisms, 1750-1938." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Panama, Baptisms, 1750-1938.

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