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Philippines, Camarines Sur, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres, Parish Registers, 1716-1977
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Camarines Sur, Philippines
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1716-1977
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Filipinas, Camarines Sur, archidiócesis católica romana de Cáceres, registros parroquiales, 1716-1977
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Archdiocesan Archives, Caceres, Philippines

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

This collection includes Catholic Church records from 1716 to 1977 and comes from the Archdiocese of Caceres in the Camarines Sur Province of the Bicol region in the Philippines. Original records are kept by the Archdiocese of Caceres. These parish registers include baptisms, confirmations, marriages, death records, and parish censuses.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Philippines Church Records.

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Reading these Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Spanish and some may be in Lation. For help reading them see:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Philippines, Camarines Sur, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres, Parish Registers, 1716-1977.

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name, age, and gender
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Names of parents


  • Name and age
  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Place of baptism
  • Names of parents


  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Names of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses


  • Deceased’s name, gender, and age
  • Date and place of death
  • Year and place of birth
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Names and residences of informants/witnesses
  • Date and place of burial

Parish censuses

  • Names of parishioners
  • Age of parishioners
  • Marital status
  • Date and place of census (possibly residence of each parishioner)
  • Whether baptized, where, and/or when

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Parish
  2. Select Record Type and Year Range to view the images.

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

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?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records. Philippines Census
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil (see “Related Wiki Articles” section below) and land records. Philippines Land and Property
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Use the marital status to identify previous marriages (whether a divorce or death dissolved a previous marriage)
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents

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

  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province. These provinces neighbor Camarines Sur:
    • Camarines Norte and Quezon to the north
    • The island province Catanduane in the east
    • Albay to the south
  • Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records
  • Civil registration records are also a good substitute when church records are insufficient

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

For marriage and death records, your ancestors may have used shortened names or nicknames, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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