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'''[[Colombia Genealogy|Colombia]]'''
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| title = Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1576
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Colombia, Registros Parroquiales y Diocesanos, 1576-2014
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Colombia, Military Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Colombia_Archives_and_Libraries Colombia Archives and Libraries]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Colombia Record Finder]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.genealogiasdecolombia.co/Default.aspx Genealogías de Colombia] Website is in Spanish.
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Colombia.pdf Locality Analysis for Colombia] 
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| custodian = La Arquidiocesis de Cartagena
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[[Image:350px-Departments of colombia svg.png|thumb|right|201x216px|350px-Departments of colombia svg.png]]<br>
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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This collection includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, and indexes for parishes throughout Columbia from 1576-2014.
  
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Colombia'''
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These records were created by priests. The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.
  
== Record Description  ==
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For a complete list of all the parishes included in this collection, see the [[Parishes in Colombia]] coverage table.
  
This Collection will include records from 1600 to 2010.<br>
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===Reading These Records  ===
  
The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.
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These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1726975/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
  
This collection of church records covers several parishes in dioceses and archdioceses of Colombia.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
Some of the records in this collection may have been created in a different ecclesiastical jurisdiction than the one where these are currently housed. All the sacramental ordinances were created, registered, and kept by the priest in authority of his parish jurisdiction. The parish jurisdiction may include sub-parishes in other nearby localities. One copy of the records is kept at the parish archive and another copy is sent to the diocesan archive for preservation. Most of the parish records in this collection were acquired at the diocesan archives.
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Catholic Church parish registers were created by priests authorized to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances in their parish jurisdiction.
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The following information may be found in these records:
Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for finding genealogical information of birth, death, and marriage in Colombia prior to 1935, when the civil registration was implemented.
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=== Citation for This Collection:  ===
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'''Death records'''
 
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*Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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*Date and place of burial
 
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*Cause of death
{{Collection citation
 
|text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic Church parishes in Colombia. Colombia Catholic Church Records. Parishes throughout Colombia. <!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
 
 
[[Colombia, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Colombia Antioquia Diocese of Sonsón Rionegro Catholic Church Records (08-0514) Baptism DGS 4352447 42.jpg
 
Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Marriage DGS 4465429 883.jpg
 
Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Burial DGS 4465445 313.jpg
 
Image:Colombia Diocese of Antioquia Catholic Church Records (08-0510) Recognition of a Child DGS 4465393 1530.jpg|Recognition of Child
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''  
 
 
 
*Place of baptism
 
*Date of baptism
 
*Gender of the child
 
*Date of birth
 
*Name of the child baptized
 
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
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*Marital status of deceased
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*Name of spouse if married
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Parents’ names  
*Residence of the parents
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*Residence of deceased
*Paternal grandparents’ names
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*Maternal grandparents’ names
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'''Marriage records'''
*Godparents’ names
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*Date and place of marriage  
 
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*Name, age, and origin of groom  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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*Name, age, and origin of bride  
 
 
*Place of marriage
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Names of the groom and bride
 
*Witnesses’ names
 
*Groom’s age  
 
*Bride’s age
 
*Marital status of the groom and bride  
 
*Groom’s parents
 
*Bride’s parents
 
 
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death or burial records are:'''
 
 
 
*Deceased’s place of burial
 
*Date of burial
 
*Age at time of death
 
*Deceased’s name
 
*Deceased’s marital status and spouse’s name, if married
 
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
*Parents’ names  
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*Groom's parents' names  
*Residence of the deceased
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*Bride's parents' names
*Age at time of death
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*Names of witnesses
*Place of death
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*Cause of death
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'''Baptismal records'''
 
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*Date and place of baptism
'''The key genealogical facts found in most child recognition records:'''  
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*Name and gender
 
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*Father's name
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*Father's marital status
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*Father's age and place of baptism
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*Names of father's parents
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*Legitimacy of child
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*Mother's name
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*Mother's marital status
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*Mother's age and place of baptism
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*Names of mother's parents
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*Names of witnesses and their identification information                 
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'''Child recognition records'''
 
*Date of legal recognition  
 
*Date of legal recognition  
 
*Name of the father  
 
*Name of the father  
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*Mother’s marital status and spouse’s name, if married  
 
*Mother’s marital status and spouse’s name, if married  
 
*Mother’s age
 
*Mother’s age
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== How to Use the Records ==
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== Collection Content ==
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===Sample Images===
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<gallery>
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Image:Colombia, ccr, baptism.jpg|1997 Baptism Record
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Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Marriage DGS 4465429 883.jpg|1850 Marriage Record
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Image:Colombia Archdiocese of Bucaramanga Catholic Church Records (08-0511) Burial DGS 4465445 313.jpg|1925 Burial Record
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Image:Colombia Diocese of Antioquia Catholic Church Records (08-0510) Recognition of a Child DGS 4465393 1530.jpg|1980 Recognition of Child
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{{Tip|Often additional  information can be found in the margins of original records.  For example in a baptismal record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Departmento" category<br> ⇒Select the "Ciudad/pueblo" category<br> ⇒Select the "Parroquia" category<br> ⇒Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images<br>
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage, birth or death year
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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| CID=CID1726975
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1726975|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
  
Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Colombia. The records of baptism, marriage, and death may contain important information about other generations of ancestors. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of civil registration in 1935. To find the record of an ancestor, a person needs to know at least the name of the ancestor and a place and approximate year of an event in the ancestor’s life. If indexes are available, it is suggested to check for the name there first.
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#Select '''Department'''
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#Select '''City or Town'''
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#Select '''Parish'''
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#Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Colombia, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1726975 Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Colombia._Colombia_Deaths,_1770-1930 Colombia Deaths, 1770-1930]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[http://www.familylink.com/colombia/1820 Columbia Baptisms, 1630-1950]
 
*[http://www.datconverter.net/colombia.marriage.records.html Colombia Marriages]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Add any new information to your records
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*Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
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*Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records [[Colombia Civil Registration]]
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  
*[[Colombia|Colombia]]
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or [[Colombia Emigration and Immigration]] records
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*The following is a link to a video ('''in Spanish''') about emigration and immigration within and to Colombia: [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/el-transporte-en-colombia-y-las-migraciones/574 El Transporte en Colombia y las Migraciones]
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*Also, view this video ('''in Spanish''') about other record types that can help you learn about your ancestor: [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/los-abundantisimos-registros-no-eclesiasticos/592 Los Abundantísimos Registros no Eclesiásticos]  
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*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated.  Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added.  You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections].  Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Record Finder ===
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Consult the [[Colombia Record Finder]] to find other records
  
{{Contributor invite}}  
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
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;Collection Citation:"Colombia, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1576-2014." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 28 June 2018. La Arquidiocesis de Cartagena (The Archdiocese of Cartagena), Colombia.
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{{Record_Citation}}
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Colombia-Catholic-Church-Records-1576-2014-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
"Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XT71-R57&nbsp;: accessed 15 May 2012), Antonio Pineda and Juana Bautista Orozco, married 5 July 1820; citing Marriage Records, Estudios monograficos: Marinilla, 1967.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Location of Colombia
Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1576-2014
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Colombia, Registros Parroquiales y Diocesanos, 1576-2014
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
La Arquidiocesis de Cartagena


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, and indexes for parishes throughout Columbia from 1576-2014.

These records were created by priests. The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.

For a complete list of all the parishes included in this collection, see the Parishes in Colombia coverage table.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Death records

  • Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date and place of burial
  • Cause of death
  • Legitimacy
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Name of spouse if married
  • Parents’ names
  • Residence of deceased

Marriage records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name, age, and origin of groom
  • Name, age, and origin of bride
  • Legitimacy
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Names of witnesses

Baptismal records

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender
  • Father's name
  • Father's marital status
  • Father's age and place of baptism
  • Names of father's parents
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Mother's name
  • Mother's marital status
  • Mother's age and place of baptism
  • Names of mother's parents
  • Names of witnesses and their identification information

Child recognition records

  • Date of legal recognition
  • Name of the father
  • Father’s parents
  • Father’s place of baptism
  • Father’s marital status and spouse’s name
  • Father’s age
  • Father’s identification number and place of issue
  • Name of the child being recognized
  • Child’s place and date of baptism
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s parents
  • Mother’s place of baptism
  • Mother’s marital status and spouse’s name, if married
  • Mother’s age

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Index

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Department
  2. Select City or Town
  3. Select Parish
  4. Select Record Type and Years to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records Colombia Civil Registration
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Colombia Emigration and Immigration records
  • The following is a link to a video (in Spanish) about emigration and immigration within and to Colombia: El Transporte en Colombia y las Migraciones
  • Also, view this video (in Spanish) about other record types that can help you learn about your ancestor: Los Abundantísimos Registros no Eclesiásticos
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records

Record Finder

Consult the Colombia Record Finder to find other records

Citing This Collection

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
"Colombia, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1576-2014." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 June 2018. La Arquidiocesis de Cartagena (The Archdiocese of Cartagena), Colombia.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.