Ecuador Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ecuador, Marriages, 1680-1930
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Ecuador
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Location of Ecuador
Record Description
Record Type: Marriage
Collection years: 1680-1930
Language: English
Title in the Language: Ecuador matrimonios, 1680-1930
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1680 to 1930. 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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records in this collection usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Marriage date and place

The records may also include:

  • Age
  • Parents' names
  • Birth date and place
  • Marital status
  • Name of previous spouse

Collection Content

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, 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

How Do I Search This Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Estimated event date,
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Family relationships

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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?

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile marriage entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents
  • Continue to search the other records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born nearby

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

  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See Ecuador Civil Registration for further information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
  • There may be more than one person with the same name
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias
  • Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records

Record Finder

Consult the Ecuador 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
"Ecuador matrimonios, 1680-1930." 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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