Ecuador Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ecuador, Deaths, 1800-1920
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Ecuador
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Location of Ecuador
Record Description
Record Type: Death
Collection years: 1800-1920
Language: English/Spanish
Title in the Language: Ecuador defunciones, 1800-1920
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  • Name
  • Gender
  • Burial date and place
  • Death place
  • Age

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Spouse's name
  • Names of other family members
  • Marital status

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Coverage Table

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Locality Baptisms, 1680-1930 Marriages, 1680-1930 Deaths, 1800-1920
Azuay 254,166 149,173 0
Bolívar 131,274 40,618 0
Cañar 49,553 17,241 0
Ecuador 5,225 408 32,117
El Oro 21,788 3,371 2,002
Loja 131,704 57,758 9,733
Manabí 0 2,492 0
Totals 593,710 271,061 43.852

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  • Continue to search the death records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who died nearby

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"Ecuador Deaths, 1800-1920" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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