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Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968
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Honduras
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Location of Honduras
Record Description
Record Type: Civil
Collection years: 1841-1968
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil de Honduras
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Archive
Archivo del registro civil (Archive of civil registration), Teguciagalpa


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

This collection includes civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths in the country of Honduras between the years 1841 and 1968.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Births

  • Date and place of registration
  • Informant’s name, age and residence
  • Name of the child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents’ names

Marriages

  • Date and place of event
  • Groom’s name, age, origin and residence
  • Bride’s name, age, origin and residence
  • Parents’ names

Deaths

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of burial
  • Registration date and place
  • Informant’s name, age, residence and relationship to the deceased
  • Deceased’s name, age, marital status, origin and residence

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

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

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  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the age to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in Honduras, Catholic Church Records
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • 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 entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents
  • Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Honduras.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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