Dominican Republic Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Dominican Republic Deaths, 1666-1862
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Record Description
Record Type: Death Records
Collection years: 1666-1862
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros de Muerte de la Republica Dominicana
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Related Websites
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City

What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1666 to 1862. 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 or Vital Records Index collections.

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Collection Content

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

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

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

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

For a collection with an index

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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?

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

  • If possible, use what you know to find an image of the original record. The index contains only basic identifying information for a person; the original record therefore may contain more information not found in the index
  • Continue to search the index for family members

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

  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Search the records of nearby locations. In the period of this collection, few individuals ever lived more than 20 miles from their place pf birth, though smaller moves were common
  • Consult the Dominican Republic 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

"República Dominicana, defunciones, 1666-1862." Database. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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