Venezuela Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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What is in the Collection?
This Collection will include records from 1824 to 1893 for the country of Venezuela. The earliest vital records in Venezuela were made by the churches. In 1865 the civil government began keeping registration of births, marriages, and deaths. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
Birth or Baptism records generally include the following information:
Marriage records generally include the following information:
Death or Burial records generally include the following information:
How Do I Search the Collection?
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse 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 "State"
⇒Select the "City or Town"
⇒Select the "Parish"
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image 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.
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, 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 guides:
What do I do Next?
To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
- Encontré este registro ¿y ahora qué? - Spanish
- Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados - Spanish
- Tesoros ocultos en los registros originales - Spanish
- ¿Y ahora qué? Cómo hacer la investigación genealógica – Spanish
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
In Latin America, two or three generations are often indicated in church registers, along with their birthplaces or residences. If, however, earlier generations are not listed with the relative or ancestor selected, try searching parishes located within a close proximity.
When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married 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.
Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.
Related Wiki Articles
- Venezuela Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Venezuela Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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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.
- Genealogical Society of Utah. Venezuela, Vital Records Index. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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 Venezuela Vital Records Index.|