Uruguay Genealogy

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Guide to Uruguay ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Uruguay is a country in South America bordered by Argentina and Brazil. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Uruguay Research

Links to articles on getting started with Uruguay research.

Uruguay Research Tools

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Genealogy records are kept on the department level in Uruguay.

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Genealogy records are kept on the department level in Uruguay. Click on a department below to go to the department Wiki article listing more information.

Uruguay is divided into 19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento):

FamilySearch Resources

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Online Records


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Uruguay," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay, accessed 20 April 2016.

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