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Military and Militia lists 1700 through 1800[edit | edit source]

The lists contain:

  • Soldier's name
  • Sometimes place of birth, age, residence, and name of parents.

The military and militia records are at the Central American General Archives in Guatemala City and include lists for all Central America.

Merits and Service 1700 though 1800[edit | edit source]

The merit and service records contain:

  • Soldier's name
  • Sometimes the soldier's place and date of birth, names of parents or other family members;
  • Sometimes genealogies or biographies.

The merit and service records are at the Central American General Archives in Guatemala City and include lists for all Central America.

Review Lists 1700 though 1800[edit | edit source]

The review lists contain:

  • Soldier's name, residence, and civil status
  • Place of birth, nationality, years of service, number of family members
  • Sometimes the soldier's age.

The review lists are at the Central American General Archives in Guatemala City and include lists for all Central America.

Regimental Registers 1800 to date[edit | edit source]

The regimental registers contain:

  • Soldier's name and surnames
  • Place of birth and civil status
  • Brief physical description of each soldier
  • Sometimes the parent's names and surnames.

The regimental registers are at the Military Archives of Defense in San Salvador.

Commission Records 1800 to date[edit | edit source]

The commission records contain:

  • Names, surnames and ranks of officials.

The commission records are at the Military Archives of Defense in San Salvador.

Pensioner Records 1934 to date[edit | edit source]

The pensioner records contain:

  • Names of parents, spouses and children
  • Date of marriage, births of children, deaths

The pensioner records are at the Military Archives of Defense in San Salvador.

Archives Contact information[edit | edit source]

Central American General Archives
Archivo General de Centro América
4 Avenida
Ciudad de Guatemala
Guatemala
Telephone: +502.2232.3037
Website

Ministry of National Defense
Archivos del Ministerio de la Defensa Nacional
Office of Information and Response (OIR)
Av. Manuel Enrique Araujo, Km 5 1/2 Road to Sta. Tecla
San Salvador
El Salvador
Telephone: +503.2250.0134
Email: oir@faes.gob.sv
Website
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