Santa Rosa de Lima, Santa Rosa, Guatemala Genealogy

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

History

  • Formerly known as Valle de las Yeguas, the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima is one of the oldest in the department.
  • The earthquake of Santa Rosa lasted an earthquake of magnitude of 6.4 in 1913, for which several towns were destroyed, including Santa Rosa de Lima.
  • As a consequence of the earthquake, the municipality suffered an epidemic of yellow fever and malaria, so the non-contagious families were moved to a small valley on the other side of the Los Esclavos River, in the jurisdiction of Cuilapa. Many families dwelt in that locality, which with time gave rise to the creation of the municipality of Nueva Santa Rosa.
  • Although devastated by the effects of the phenomenon and epidemics, however, in 1925 it caused some villagers to return to the town to start a new life.
  • The municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima has a population of approximately 17,000 people[1]

Civil Registration

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Parish Records

Census Records

  • There are no records for only the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima. See the records of neighboring municipalities.

Cemeteries

  • Cementerio de Santa Rosa de Lima

Localities

  • Amberes
  • Belén
  • Carrizal
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Cienaguilla
  • El Rinconcito
  • Gordo
  • La Casita
  • Sabanetas
  • Salitre
  • Yumanes

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Santa Rosa de Lima (Santa Rosa)," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Rosa_de_Lima_(Santa_Rosa). Visited 20 September 2017.