Costa Rica Genealogy

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Guide to Costa Rica ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Beginning Research
Record Types
Costa Rica Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Costa Rica is a country in Central America bordered by Nicaragua and Panama. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Costa Rica Research

Links to articles on getting started with Costa Rica research.

Costa Rica Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Costa Rica research.

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Costa Rica Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Costa Rica. Click on a province below.

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FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Research Tutorials[edit | edit source]

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Costa Rica," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 3 May 2016.