El Salvador Genealogy

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Guide to El Salvador ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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The FamilySearch moderator for El Salvador is Dwsmith2

Country Information[edit | edit source]

El Salvador is a country in Central America bordered by Guatemala and Honduras. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1] El Salvador is the only Central American country that has no access to the Caribbean Sea. The Pan American Highway runs thru this country.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with El Salvador Research

Links to articles on getting started with El Salvador research.

El Salvador Research Tools

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El Salvador Map[edit | edit source]

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Departments[edit | edit source]

Department names and abbreviations for the 14 Salvadoran Departments:

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

Research Tutorials[edit | edit source]

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Spain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain, accessed 24 March 2016.