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Dominican Republic, Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980
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Record Description
Record Type: Miscellaneous Records
Collection years: 1921-1980
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: República Dominicana, Registros Misceláneos
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Archivo General de la Nación

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

These records include residency permit requests, immigration tax exemption requests, fire-arm permit renewals, passenger arrival, and departure lists, and immigration-related correspondence. The records are originally housed at the Archivo General de la Nación in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. These records were obtained from public access sources in the Dominican Republic and may be used for informational and research purposes only. Please direct inquiries, requests, or concerns to the e-mail listed at the bottom of the FamilySearch Privacy Policy (

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Dominican Republic, Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980.

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the immigrant
  • Age, race, color, gender, and occupation
  • Physical descriptions of the immigrant
  • Port of entry and mode of transportation
  • Date of entry
  • Departure place
  • Residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Collection Start End
Artículo de prensa de Panamerican Airways sin fecha
Certificados, solicitudes y correspondencia sobre inmigración 1938 1939
Certificados y cuestionarios sobre inmigración 1954 1959
Correspondencia Inspección General de Inmigración 1930 1930
Correspondencia miscelánea 1922 1922
Correspondencia sobre inmigración 1930 1968
Correspondencia sobre inmigración y registros de pasajeros 1937 1958
Correspondencia sobre permisos de permanencia 1921 1939
Correspondencia sobre permisos de residencia 1956 1956
Correspondencia sobre permisos de residencia y deportaciones 1922 1922
Cuestionarios sobre inmigración 1954 1958
Permisos de embarque 1936 1936
Permisos de reentrada 1953 1958
Registro de contabilidad de la Dirección General de Inmigración 1931 1933
Registro de entrada de barcos 1922 1939
Registro de entrada de pasajeros 1938 1982
Registro de entrada de pasajeros y correspondencia 1939 1939
Registro de entrada y salida de pasajeros 1957 1980
Registro de entrada y salida de pasajeros y permisos de residencia 1931 1931
Registro de envíos desde los Estados Unidos 1933 1934
Registro de movimiento de pasajeros, correspondencia y licencias para portar armas 1939 1939
Registro de obreros inmigrantes 1925 1934
Registro de obreros inmigrantes y registro de pasajeros 1939 1939
Registro de obreros inmigrantes y salida de pasajeros 1956 1956
Registro de pasajeros 1966 1966
Registro de pasajeros y residentes extranjeros 1939 1939
Registro de salida de pasajeros 1962 1980
Registro de solicitudes recibidas y permisos despachados 1933 1934
Registros financieros del National City Bank of New York 1930 1931
Solicitudes de exención del pago de impuestos 1939 1939
Solicitudes de permisos de permanencia 1920 1920
Solicitudes de permisos de permanencia temporal 1956 1956
Solicitudes de permisos de reentrada 1955 1956
Solicitudes de permisos de residencia 1920 1961
Solicitudes de permisos de residencia de obreros de raza de color 1921 1922
Solicitudes de permisos de residencia y correspondencia 1939 1955
Solicitudes de permisos de residencia y registros de obreros inmigrantes 1956 1956
Solicitudes de permisos de residencia y rescisión de contratos 1956 1956
Solicitudes de renovación de licencias para portar armas 1967 1973
Solicitudes de visas 1938 1938
Solicitudes de visa y correspondencia 1939 1939
Solicitudes de visa y registros de pasajeros y tripulantes 1938 1939
Solicitudes de visa y registros de tripulantes 1938 1939

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  • It is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname
  • It is helpful to know identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships
  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor
  • Your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
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  • Get the names of family members and look for their records
  • Use the place of residence as a starting point and search nearby towns for further records and ancestors
  • If just the country is given, use the last name to search for your ancestor and his or her family in his or her home country; this is called a surname search and helps to pinpoint what cities/provinces/states were the hometowns of families
  • Use the last name to search for any possible relatives that may have traveled with, after, or before your ancestor

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Clerks may have written or spelled the name of your ancestor as they heard it, not as it is spelled in your ancestor's native language. Learn about the pronunciation of your ancestor's native language
  • Search the records of nearby locations. In the period of this collection, few individuals ever lived more than 20 miles from their place of birth, though smaller moves were common
  • The port your ancestor departed from may not be his/her hometown

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring state or region, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or the immigration/emigration records of other countries. 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.

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