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Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994
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Record Description
Record Type: Births and Baptisms
Collection years: 1642-1994
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic index for the years 1642 to 1994. 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?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth and Baptism

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of birth and/or
  • Date and place of christening
  • The names of the parents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article Philippines Births and Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting 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

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]

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring province, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records Philippines Emigration and Immigration
  • Until 1889 there was no central civil administration to collect, interpret, and preserve the civil registration records. Most vital records from before 1889 are in Catholic parish and diocesan archives. Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable
  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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