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Uruguay Baptisms - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: In some records, the surnames are indexed wrong. What is the correct protocol?
Answer 1: Many Hispanic Americans have a single or composite given name (nombre), plus two surnames (apellidos). Traditionally, a person's first surname is the father's first surname (apellido paterno), and the second one is the mother's first surname (apellido materno). For example, if a man named Eduardo Fernández Garrido marries a woman named María Dolores Martínez Ruiz and have a child named José, there are several legal options, but their child would most usually be known as José Fernández Martínez. In several instances, the indexer has not followed this protocol which may affect your search for your ancestors.