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Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981
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Pangasinan, Philippines
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1945-1981
Languages: English
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Related Websites
National Archives, Pangasinan, Philippines

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

This collection includes civil registration indexes and images of birth, marriage and death records from the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines. The records are from the National Census and Statistics Office in Manila.

Birth records from this collection range from 1960-1965. Marriage records from this collection range from 1950-1966. Some years may be missing. Only the marriage contract is forwarded to the National Census and Statistics Office. The others remain in the office of the local civil registrar, although the couple may be given a copy of their marriage certificate. Death records from this collection range from 1946-1965. Some years may be missing.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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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, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981.

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Gender of child
  • Names of parents
  • Nationality of parents
  • Religion of parents
  • Occupations of parents
  • Ages of parents
  • Total number of children born to parents up until the date of this record
  • Date and place of parents' marriage


  • Name of bride’s father and mother
  • Name of groom’s father and mother
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marital status before marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of priest performing wedding
  • Name of civic authority validating marriage
  • Nationality
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Father’s occupation
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Place of residence before marriage


  • Full name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of spouse
  • Name of mother and father
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Date and place of birth
  • Last residence
  • Last occupation
  • Cause of death
  • Length of time between onset and death
  • Date and place of burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Year Range
  3. Select Municipality 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]

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

  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors
  • Cite the record entry for future reference. Save or print a copy of the image if possible. The image citation is available by clicking on the information tab at the bottom left of the screen where you found the actual image of your ancestor’s record
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in the Philippines Census
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and property records
  • If you have found your ancestor on a marriage record, you can use the ages on the record to calculate the birth year
  • If you have found your ancestor on a death record, you can search for a birth record when you have found the date of birth on the record
  • You can also search for the date of marriage using the name of your ancestor’s spouse if they were married
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • 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

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. There is an excellent map showing the provinces surrounding Pangasinan. If you click on any of these provinces (ie. Benguet), a wiki page with additional resources is available
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records. Philippines Emigration and Immigration
  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. See Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records for examples of common abbreviations. Note that some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be buried under their maiden name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Alternatively, try expanding the date range; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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