Colombia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Colombia Marriages, 1750-1960
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|Title in the Language:||Colombia Matrimonios, 1750-1960|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1750 to 1960.
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 of spouse
- Marriage date and place
The records may also include:
- Parents' names
- Birth date and place
- Marital status
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- Estimated event date
- Your ancestor's residence
- The age of your ancestor
- Family relationships
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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 marriage entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents
- Continue to search the marriage records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born 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
Consult the Colombia Record Finder to find other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Colombia matrimonios, 1750-1960." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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