Tocopilla, Tocopilla, Chile Genealogy

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


  • It was founded as a cove in 1843 and became an important port for saltpeter shipments.
  • In 1871, it was named "Puerto Menor" by Bolivia.
  • With the treaty that put an end to the war in the Pacific, the territory of the Tocopilla commune was transferred to Chile.
  • The Tocopilla commune has a population of approximately 20,000 people.[1].

Civil Registration

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Parish Records


  • Tocopilla Municipal Cemetery


  • Barriles
  • Comercio
  • Estación
  • Gatico
  • Guachán
  • Hospital


  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Tocopilla," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, . Visited 14 November 2017