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Guide to Panama ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Panama is a country in Central America bordered by Costa Rica and Colombia. Panama is an isthmus that connects North and South America and is also considered a Caribbean nation. Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovered the Pacific ocean off the coast of Panama in 1513. Its strategic geographical location has made it a center of commerce and transportation since Spanish colonial times. After its independence from Spain in 1821, Panama became a department of Colombia until 1903 when the United States began building the Panama Canal and created the Panama Canal Zone, a major navigation hub. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Panama Research

Links to articles on getting started with Panama research.


Panama Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Panama research.


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Panama Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

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Provinces[edit | edit source]

Panama is divided into ten provinces and five indigenous regions.

Provinces

Indigenous Regions

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Panama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama, accessed 28 March 2016.

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