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NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Article 56000, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final waypoint in Historical Records.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: How can I find the records from the cities of Acandi and Quibdo?
Answer 1: The cities of Acandí and Quibdó (located in the Department of Chocó) can be found in the Departmento of Antioquia, as Antioquia > Acandí and Antioquia > Quibdó.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: Where can I find more confirmations for Antioquia > Santuario > Santuario?
Answer 2: Additional confirmations for Antioquia > Santuario > Santuario are located in the waypoints Bautismos 1840-1869 and Bautismos 1944-1962. You can find the baptisms in the waypoints Bautismos 1830-1845 and Bautismos 1845-1856. The path Antioquia > Santuario > Santuaria should be relabeled as Antioquia > Santuario > Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá del Santuario

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: Where are the rest of the baptisms for Santander > Mogotes > Santa Bárbara?
Answer 3: The remaining baptisms listed in the Catalog for Santander > Mogotes > Santa Bárbara are located in Santander > Cincelada > Nuestra Señora de los Dolores:

Bautismos 1707-1780
Bautismos 1781-1792
Bautismos 1797-1807
Bautismos 1807-1817
Bautismos 1817-1825
Bautismos 1825-1838
Bautismos 1838-1857
Bautismos, matrimonios, defunciones 1768-1780

Question 4[edit | edit source]

Question 4: Where are the rest of the baptism, confirmation, and marriage records for Santander > Cincelada > Nuestra Señora de los Dolores?
Answer #4: The baptism, confirmation, and marriage records listed in the Catalog for Santander > Cincelada > Nuestra Señora de los Dolores are found in two locations:

1. Santander > Encino > Inmaculada Concepción:

Bautismos 1765-1811
Bautismos 1857-1871
Índice de bautismos 1875-1887
Bautismos 1875-1887
Índice de bautismos 1887-1904
Bautismos 1887-1904
Índice de bautismos 1904-1919
Bautismos 1904-1919
Índice de bautismos 1919-1928
Bautismos 1919-1928
Índice de bautismos 1928-1938
Bautismos 1928-1938
Confirmaciones 1909-1913
Confirmaciones 1915-1981
Información matrimonial 1908-1927
Información matrimonial 1927-1944
Matrimonios 1761-1828
Matrimonios 1807-1828
Matrimonios 1834-1865
Matrimonios 1917
Matrimonios 1917-1947
Información matrimonial 1905-1930

2. Santander > San Joaquín > San Joaquín

Bautismos 1772-1811
Bautismos 1811-1858
Bautismos 1822-1841
Bautismos 1841-1832
Bautismos 1830-1844
Bautismos 1834-1844
Bautismos 1844--1860
Información matrimonial 1829-1898

Question 5[edit | edit source]

Question 5: Where can I find the baptisms and confirmations for Antioquia > Marinilla > Nuestra Señora de la Asunción?
Answer 5: The baptisms and confirmations for Antioquia > Marinilla > Nuestra Señora de la Asunción are all found in the browse path Antioquia > Sonsón > Nuestra Señora de la Asunción:

Bautismos 1911-1914, Índice de bautismos 1911-1914
Bautismos 1914-1917, Índice de bautismos 1914-1917
Bautismos 1917-1919, Índice de bautismos 1917-1919
Bautismos 1919-1922, Índice de bautismos 1919-1922
Bautismos 1922-1924, Índice de bautismos 1922-1924
Bautismos 1924-1928, Índice de bautismos 1924-1928
Bautismos 1928-1931, Índice de bautismos 1928-1931
Bautismos 1931-1935, Índice de bautismos 1931-1935
Confirmaciones 1885-1890

Question 6[edit | edit source]

Question 6: What are the correct Cities and Towns for the browse path Valle del Cauca?
Answer 6: Although there may not be records available, the following Cities and Towns have been omitted from the browse path Valle del Cauca:

  • Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia – sometimes referred to Santiago de Cali
  • Calima, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Candelaria, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Dagua, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Florida, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Ginebra, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Pradera, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • San Pedro, Valle del Cauca, Colombia records can be found online under multiple browse paths …
    o Valle del Cauca > San Pedro > San Pedro
    NOTE: Many of these records can be found in Valle del Cauca > Buga > Catedral San Pedro
    o Valle del Cauca > Buga > San Pedro
    o Valle del Cauca > Buga > Catedral San Pedro
    NOTE: Many of these records belong in Valle del Cauca > San Pedro > San Pedro
    o Valle del Cauca > Santiago de Cali > Catedral San Pedro
  • Vijes, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Yotoco, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Although the following Cities and Towns are located within Valle del Cauca, they are actually smaller towns under other cities or towns:

  • Albán, Valle del Cauca is a town in El Cairo, Valle del Cauca.
  • Andinápolis, Valle del Cauca is a city in Trujillo, Valle del Cauca.
  • Barragán, Valle del Cauca is a city in Tuluá, Valle del Cauca.
  • Ceilán, Valle del Cauca could be one of two cities located in Bugalagrande or El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca.
  • El Balsal, Valle del Cauca is a city in Versalles, Valle del Cauca
  • El Vergel, Valle del Cauca could be one of three cities located in Ansermanuevo, Tuluá or Versalles, all in Valle del Cauca.
  • El Villar, Valle del Cauca – there is a city called El Villar or El Billar in Ansermanuevo, Valle del Cauca.
  • Fenicia, Valle del Cauca – there is a city called Fenicia or Puerto Fenicia, Ríofrío, Valle del Cauca.
  • Galicia, Valle del Cauca could be one of three cities in Bugalagrande, El Cerrito or Palmira, all in Valle del Cauca.
  • Holguin, Valle del Cauca is a city called Holguín, La Victoria, Valle del Cauca.
  • Holguin, Valle del Cauca is a city called Holguín, La Victoria, Valle del Cauca. NOTE: Both of these waypoints need to be combined as ONE Holguín.
  • Huasanó, Valle del Cauca is a city in Bugalagrande, Valle del Cauca.
  • La Habana, Valle del Cauca is a city in Buga, Valle del Cauca.
  • La María y El Vergel, Valle del Cauca: see the above entry for El Vergel in three other localities; and there is a La María in Andalucía, Buga, Dagua, El Cerrito, El Águila, Yotoco, Zarzal, all in Valle del Cauca.
  • La Marina, Valle del Cauca could be in one of two cities located in Trujillo or Tuluá, both in Valle del Cauca.
  • La Paila, Valle del Cauca is a city in Zarzal, Valle del Cauca.
  • Miravalles, Valle del Cauca could be one of three cities located in La Victoria, Tuluá or Vijes, all in Valle del Cauca.
  • Naranja, Valle del Cauca could be one of two cities located in Bolívar or El Cerrito, both in Valle del Cauca.
  • Obrero, Valle del Cauca is a city located in Cali, Valle del Cauca.
  • Primavera y La Tulia, Valle del Cauca: Two cities named Primavera are located in Bolívar or Tuluá, both in Valle del Cauca; and La Tulia is a city in Bolívar, Valle del Cauca.
  • Salónica, Valle del Cauca is a city in Ríofrío, Valle del Cauca.
  • San Francisco, Valle del Cauca could be one of three cities located in Javier, Buenaventura; Florida; or Toro, all in Valle del Cauca.
  • Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca is usually known as simply Cali, Valle del Cauca.
  • Sonso, Valle del Cauca is a city in Guacarí, Valle del Cauca.
  • Venecia, Valle del Cauca could be one of four cities located in El Cerrito, Ginebra, San Pedro, orTrujillo, all in Valle del Cauca.
  • Villanueva, Valle del Cauca could be one of two cities locate in Cali or El Águila, both in Valle del Cauca.
  • Zaragoza, Valle del Cauca is a city in Cartago, Valle del Cauca.

Specific to Valle del Cauca > Buga, the following misplaced parishes have errors:

  • San Francisco could be one of three cities in Javier, Buenaventura; Florida; or Toro, all in Valle del Cauca.
  • San José Obrero is a city located in Cali, Valle del Cauca.
  • San Pedro is a city specific to Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

Other known waypoint discrepancies for browse path Valle del Cauca include:

  • Valle del Cauca > Buga > Catedral San Pedro > Informaciones matrimoniales 1827-1941 should be listed as Valle del Cauca > San Pedro > San Pedro > Bautismos 1926-1945.
  • Valle del Cauca > Buga > Catedral San Pedro > Informaciones matrimoniales 1855-1888 should be listed as Valle del Cauca > San Pedro > San Pedro > Defunciones 1855-1888.
  • Valle del Cauca > Buga > Catedral San Pedro > Índice de matrimonios 1854 should be listed as Valle del Cauca > San Pedro > San Pedro > Índice de matrimonios 1826-1925.
  • Valle del Cauca > Buga > Catedral San Pedro > Informaciones matrimoniales 1897-1925 should be relocated to the browse path Valle del Cauca > San Pedro > San Pedro.