Costa Rica Genealogy

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

Country Information

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

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

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Costa Rica.

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FamilySearch Resources

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

Research Tutorials


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