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Colombia Deaths, 1770-1930
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Colombia
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1770-1930
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Title in the Language: Colombia defunciones, 1770-1930
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1770 to 1930. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records in this collection usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Burial date and place
  • Death place
  • Age

The records may also include:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Spouse's name
  • Names of other family members
  • Marital status

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  • Estimated event date
  • The age of your ancestor
  • Family relationships

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What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents
  • Continue to search the death records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who died nearby

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See Colombia Civil Registration for further information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
  • There may be more than one person with the same name
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias
  • Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records: Colombia Emigration and Immigration

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Collection Citation
"Colombia defunciones, 1770-1930." Database. FamilySearch. htthttp://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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