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Land and Tax Records (Prestaciones Personales, Tributos)[edit | edit source]

Research use: Primarily for family relationships and to extend lineage beyond other existing records.

Record type: Deeds and land tenancy tax records, property assessments, estates and purchase agreements.

Time Period: 1800-present.

Content: Land holders’ and renters’ names, taxes and rent paid, dates of deeds, residence, land descriptions, fathers’ names and sometimes names of several generations of ancestors; date and mode of land acquisition (from a parent or grandparent, by dowry, or division).

Population coverage: 65%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

Philippine land records are in government departments, municipal archives, and sometimes other offices, such as:

The Family History Library has filmed many land records from each province and indexes to the Manila Gazette that deal with land transactions.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Philippines,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1986-1999.