Nicaragua Genealogy

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The FamilySearch moderator for Nicaragua is Dwsmith2
Central America
Guide to Nicaragua ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Nicaragua is a country in Central America bordered by Honduras and Costa Rica. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Nicaragua Research

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Nicaragua Research Tools

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Nicaragua.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Nicaragua. Departments:

  • Boaco
  • Carazo
  • Chinandega
  • Chontales
  • Estelí
  • Granada
  • Jinotega
  • León
  • Madriz
  • Managua
  • Masaya
  • Matagalpa
  • Nueva Segovia
  • Rivas
  • Río San Juan
  • North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
  • South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

Online Records

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Nicaragua," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 25 April 2016.