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San Sebastián Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala Genealogy

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Guide to Municipality of San Sebastián Huehuetenango ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

History[edit | edit source]

  • From the beginning the town of San Sebastián Huehuetenango was part of the department of Huehuetenango.
  • On December 29, 1891 the municipality's request to move the municipal seat to another place was authorized, and that is where it is currently located.
  • At that time "Valle de Esquizal" was known, due to the frequent floods that it suffered as a result of the enormous amounts of water that the Rio Grande produced.
  • In 1934 it was restored as a municipality.
  • The municipality of San Sebastián Huehuetenango has a population of approximately 28,000 people[1]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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Parish Records[edit | edit source]

  • There are no records for only the municipality of San Sebastián Huehuetenango. See the records of neighboring municipalities.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Cementerio Municipal de San Sebastián Huehuetenango
  • Seven villages and 18 hamlets have their respective cemeteries that are considered private because the neighbors are required to buy the land

Localities[edit | edit source]

  • Chejoj
  • Chelam
  • Chequequix
  • Chexap Centro
  • Chexap I
  • Palajuchuj
  • Piol
  • Pueblo Viejo
  • Quiajolá
  • Tzábal

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "San Sebastián Huehuetenango," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Sebasti%C3%A1n_Huehuetenango. Visited 9 August 2017.