Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
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|Santa Rosa, Guatemala|
|Flag of the Republic of Guatemala|
|Flag of Santa Rosa|
|Location of Santa Rosa, Guatemala|
|Location of Guatemala|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Registros Civiles|
|Registro Nacional de las Personas|
- 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 will include birth, marriage, death, indexes and other records from 1877-1994. These were created by the civil registration offices in the department of Santa Rosa, Guatemala.
As you search this collection, you will notice that some information in the records has been blacked out. Specific privacy laws in Guatemala prohibit some information classified as sensitive from being shared with the public. The information that is blacked out may be different from record type to record type, and does not negatively affect your family history research.
Additional images (such as marriage and death records) will be published as they become available. Images courtesy of Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP).
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]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
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 Browse Page:
- Select Municipality
- Select Record Type and Years to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see 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
- 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
- Search for the relative or ancestor you have selected. When you find the person’s birth record, search for the births of his or her brothers and sisters
- Repeat the process for both the father and mother
- Search for the marriage of his or her parents. The marriage record will often give you information that leads to the parents’ birth record. Sometimes marriage records are found in the margins of birth records
- Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
- It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate Parishes in Guatemala and land records
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
- 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. Transcription errors could also occur in any handwritten record. And it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
- Search the records of nearby departments. Use Guatemala Maps to help you find the departments nearest to Santa Rosa
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Guatemala.
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.