Dominican Republic Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726-1924
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Record Description
Collection years: 1726-1924
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Title in the Language: Bautismos de la Republica Dominicana
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1924. It is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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Baptism records include the following:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of christening
  • Names of the parents
  • Date of birth
  • Race

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Locality Baptisms, 1726-1924 Marriages, 1743-1929 Deaths, 1666-1862
Azua 5,557 0 0
Distrito Nacional 28,256 3,430 0
Dominican Republic 9,076 776 14,636
Duarte 12,360 0 0
El Seybo 21,528 0 0
Espaillat 16,366 3,749 0
La Altagracia 194 208 0
La Vega 0 4,349 0
Monte Plata 2,749 0 0
Peravia 6,785 1,727 0
Puerto Plata 0 2,074 0
San Cristóbal 0 4,780 0
Santiago 11,338 10,899 0
Total 114,209 31,992 14,636

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"República Dominicana, bautismos, 1726-1924." 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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