Paraguay, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Paraguay
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Location of Paraguay
Record Description
Collection years: 1509-1977
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Paraguay, registros varios, 1509-1977
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1509-1977

These records include two complete collections: Sección Nueva Encuadernación (Rebinding Section) and Sección Propiedades y Testamentos (Properties and Wills Section). Copies of the original records are housed at the Archivo Nacional in Asunción, Paraguay. The “Propiedades y Testamentos” section can give a brief look at the personal wealth of clerics, economic bases of resident foreigners in Paraguay, or the fortunes of a given family over a period of time. These records are written in Spanish.

For a list of records by document types and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?


Work documents usually contain the following information:

  • Name of employee
  • Proof of payment
  • Location and date
  • Salary
  • Department


Wills usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Family members
  • Possessions


Deeds usually contain the following information:

  • Property owners
  • Date of land sale
  • Property description


How Do I Search the Collection?

Searching The Collection

View Images in the Collection by visiting the Browser Page

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Section" category
⇒ Select the "Box, Volume and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by 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.

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 wiki articles:

Spanish Genealogical Word List

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s 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.

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. Paraguay Civil Registration 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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

  • There may be more than one person with the same name.
  • 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.
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Paraguay items or FHL Keyword Paraguay items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.


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:

"Paraguay, Miscellaneous Records,1509-1977." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Nacional, Asunción.


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 Paraguay, Miscellaneous Records, 1509-1977.

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