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Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic Marriages, 1743-1929
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Record Description
Record Type: Marriage Records
Collection years: 1743-1929
Languages:
Title in the Language: Registros Matrimoniales de la Republica Dominicana
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  • Birth years and ages

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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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