Dominican Republic, Voter Registration Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Record Type:||Voter Registration Records|
|Title in the Language:||Inscripción de Votantes de la República Dominicana|
|Archivo General de la Nación|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes the registration of voters for the years 1931 to 1960 covering the entire country. These records are housed at the National General Archive (Archivo General de la Nación) in Santo Domingo. The text of the records was handwritten in Spanish in formatted registers. The electoral inscription is made in two duplicate books, one book is placed at the National Electoral Archive and the other book copy is kept at the municipal archive.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Image[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
- Family Relationship
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
Use the residence to know which Catholic parish and/or civil registrar's office your ancestor lived near. Use the birth date and place to find a baptism and/or birth record.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring state or region, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records in Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.
- Search for church records (baptism, marriage, and burial records) here: Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.
- Search for civil records (birth, marriage, and death records) here: Dominican Republic Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the Dominican Republic.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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