Chile Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015
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|Flag of the Republic of Chile|
|Location of Chile|
|Record Type:||Cemetery Records|
|Title in the Language:||Chile, Registros de los Cementerios|
|Cementerio General, Santiago, Chile|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes municipal cemetery records from cemeteries in Antofagasta, Santiago, Valparaíso, and Viña del Mar. The earliest records found in this collection are from 1821 and include up to 2015. More records will be added as they become available. Cemetery registers and a variety of documents were needed for the burial. The work orders correspond to transfers or grave-site reductions. The judicial declarations give family relationships with the buried person and sometimes include birth or marriage records. The authorization document is a legal approval to give burial to an individual, and receipts (comprobantes) include the burial service payment. The daily log register includes the name of all cadavers entering the cemetery through a specific door and includes the service requested. Some records you may find in this collection are:
- Burial Registers and Card Indexes
- Burial Authorizations (also Transfer Requests, Payment Records, Receipts, and Proof of Income)
These records were usually made close to the date of burial.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Burial registers and card indexes
Burial authorization papers Related to each burial and may be comprised of various record types:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
- Select City
- Select Cemetery
- Select Record Type and Dates to view the images
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
- Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find your ancestor in census records
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate Civil Records and Church records
- Use the estimated birth year and birthplace to locate the baptism record
- Use the locality and the spouse's name to locate a Catholic Church marriage record
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; 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 of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Chile.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.