Dominican Republic, Voter Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Inscripción de Votantes de la República Dominicana.

Record Description

This collection includes the registration of voters for the years 1931 to 1960 covering the entire country. These records are housed at the National General Archive (Archivo General de la Nación) in Santo Domingo. The text of the records was handwritten in Spanish in formatted registers. The electoral inscription is made in two duplicate books, one book is placed at the National Electoral Archive and the other book copy is kept at the municipal archive.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Dominican Republic. Junta Central Electoral. Voter registrations, 1931-1960. Archivo General de la Nación, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in voter registration registers may include:
Dominican Republic Voter registration.jpg
  • Complete name
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • Name of the ancestor
  • Residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the City/Township ⇒Select the Precinct Number/Date Range which takes you to the images.

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.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the name, residence and are or birth date to locate your ancestor in church, land, and census records.
  • Use ages to determine approximate birth dates.
  • Use the naturalization information to find their immigration and naturalization court documents.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Search for records of people in the county with the same surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
  • The information in voter registrations in usually very brief so it is easy to confuse individuals with similar names.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for indexes.

Related Websites

Junta Central Electoral

Related Wiki Articles

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.