Philippines Genealogy

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Beginning in the late 1500s, the Spaniards took various censuses known as vecindarios (local censuses), padrón de almas (head census), or estado de almas (people status). The latter two were religious censuses conducted by parish clergy. Read more...

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  • There are over 87 distinct dialects in the Philippines, and many records are partly in a local dialect. Read more...

Five Useful Websites

http://philippines.worldvitalrecords.com/

http://www.census.gov.ph/

http://pinas.dlsu.edu.ph/history/history.html

http://genealogy.about.com/od/philippines/

http://www.pinoysites.org/phil96.htm