Venezuela Genealogy

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

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Beginning Research
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Venezuela Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Venezuela is a country in South America bordered by Brazil, Colombia and Guyana. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Venezuela Research

Links to articles on getting started with Venezuela research.

Venezuela Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Venezuela research.

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Venezuela Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Distrito FederalVargas (La Gauira)CaraboboYaracuyMirandaAraguaTrujilloLaraFalcónCojedesPortuguesaTáchiraMéridaNueva EspartaSucreMonagasAnzoáteguiGuáricoDelta AmacuroZuliaBarinasApureAmazonasFederal DependenciesBolívarVenezuela Map.png

States[edit | edit source]

23 states (estados, singular - estado), 1 federal district (distrito federal), and 1 federal dependency (dependencia federal):

Note: The federal dependency consists of 11 federally controlled island groups with a total of 72 individual islands.

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

Venezuela is divided into 23 states and 1 capital district. Each state is further divided into more than 300 municipalities (on spanish municipios). To learn more click here. Civiles de Venezuela Knowing about a country's political divisions will help in determining where records such as civil registration and census are located.

More Venezuela Research Tools[edit | edit source]

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Venezuela.

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, "Venezuela," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.