Poptún, Petén, Guatemala Genealogy

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Guide to Municipality of Poptún ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the inhospitable terrain and its leganía, the area occupied by the modern state of Belize, bordering on Poptún, was never occupied by Spain.
  • Petén was a dependent district of the department of Verapaz after the Independence of Central America.
  • Although the State of Guatemala inherited the argument of Spain to claim the Belizean territory, the British established small settlements on the Belizean coast since the mid-seventeenth century, settlements used as bases for buccaneers, logging and commercial smuggling to Central America.
  • The border between Poptún and Belize was delimited through the Wyke-Aycinena treaty.
  • The municipality of Poptún has a population of approximately 43,000 people[1]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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Parish Records[edit | edit source]

  • There are no records for only the municipality of Poptún. See the records of neighboring municipalities.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • There are no records for only the municipality of Poptún. See the records of neighboring municipalities.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Cementerio General de Poptún

Localities[edit | edit source]

  • Machaquilá

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Poptún," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popt%C3%BAn. Visited 24 August 2017.