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Haïti, Port-au-Prince registre d'état civil<br>
 
  
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This Collection will include records from 1794 to 1843.<br>
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==What is in This Collection?==
  
This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to 1804 Haiti was first claimed by Spain and then granted to France in 1697. During French governance, Haiti was known as Saint-Domingue. Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please see the website link listed in the Related Website section of this article for information on the Republican Calendar. The records were handwritten in French.
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This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to 1804 Haiti was first claimed by Spain and then granted to France in 1697. During French governance, Haiti was known as Saint-Domingue. Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please see the website link listed in the Related Website section of this article for information on the Republican Calendar.
  
 
Local registry offices create the civil events, such as birth, marriage, and death, of citizens in their jurisdiction. The registrar sends the records to the Ministry of Justice annually, which verifies the records and affixes a seal before transferring them to the National Archives. A copy of the record is also kept at the local registry office or at the Civil Court Clerk's Office (Bureau du greffe du Tribunal civil). Unfortunately, a large number of births are not registered in Haiti.  
 
Local registry offices create the civil events, such as birth, marriage, and death, of citizens in their jurisdiction. The registrar sends the records to the Ministry of Justice annually, which verifies the records and affixes a seal before transferring them to the National Archives. A copy of the record is also kept at the local registry office or at the Civil Court Clerk's Office (Bureau du greffe du Tribunal civil). Unfortunately, a large number of births are not registered in Haiti.  
  
The civil registration was created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status and existence of citizens.
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Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, the year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti.  These records were created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status and existence of citizens.  
  
Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, the year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti.
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===Reading These Records===
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For help reading these French records see the following guides:
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*[[France Language and Languages]]
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*[[French Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/French/en/Intro.aspx Script Tutorial for French]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/83 Reading French Handwritten Records]
  
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/1482819/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Collection citation | text= "Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-1843" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Officier de l'État Civil. Archives Nationales D'Haiti.}}  
 
 
 
Digital copies of originals are also housed in different local registry offices throughout Haiti.
 
  
[[Haiti, Port-au-Prince Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The information in these records usually include the following:
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'''Birth records'''  
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*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Names of parents  
 
*Name of witnesses
 
*Name of witnesses
 
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'''Death records'''  
  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
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*Parents’ names  
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
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*Civil status of deceased at time of death
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*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Parents’ names
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== Collection Content ==
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Ancestors name
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==== Search the Collection ====
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Département" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Commune" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Type de document et années" category will take you to the images<br>
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
 
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* Your ancestors given name and surname
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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*Names of parents
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*Approximate date and place of event
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*Commune
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== View The Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images.
  
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 
  
When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1482819  Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-2012]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
For example:
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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]].
  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
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*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location.
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=== I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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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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*A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
*The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Haiti, Port-au-Prince Civil Registration (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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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Haiti-Port-au-Prince-Civil-Registration-1794-2012-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
*[http://www.gefrance.com/calrep/calen.htm Republican Calendar]  
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*[http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-french.html The French Revolutionary Calendar]
 
*[http://www.migrantsoutremer.org/IMG/pdf/Liste_bureaux_ONI.pdf Office National D’Identification]
 
*[http://www.agh.qc.ca/indexen.html Association de Généalogie d’Haiti]
 
*[http://www.agh.qc.ca/articles/?id=68 Genese. Les registres d’état civil anciens des Archives Nationales d’Haiti]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Haiti]]
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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=Haiti-Port-au-Prince-Civil-Registration-1794-2012-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.
*[[French Republican Calendar]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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"Haïti, Port-au-Prince, état civil, 1794-2012." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Haïti Archives Nationales, Port-au-Prince (Haiti National Archives, Port-au-Prince).
  
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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{{Image_Citation}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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Digital copies of originals are also housed in different local registry offices throughout Haiti.
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Title in the Language: Haïti, Port-au-Prince registre d'état civil
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What is in This Collection?

This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to 1804 Haiti was first claimed by Spain and then granted to France in 1697. During French governance, Haiti was known as Saint-Domingue. Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please see the website link listed in the Related Website section of this article for information on the Republican Calendar.

Local registry offices create the civil events, such as birth, marriage, and death, of citizens in their jurisdiction. The registrar sends the records to the Ministry of Justice annually, which verifies the records and affixes a seal before transferring them to the National Archives. A copy of the record is also kept at the local registry office or at the Civil Court Clerk's Office (Bureau du greffe du Tribunal civil). Unfortunately, a large number of births are not registered in Haiti.

Civil registration records are a very reliable source for doing genealogical research after 1804, the year when civil registration was implemented in Haiti. These records were created to record the events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status and existence of citizens.

Reading These Records

For help reading these French records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Haiti, Civil Registration, Port-au-Prince, 1794-2012.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The information in these records usually include the following:

Birth records

  • Full name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
  • Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Name of witnesses

Death records

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Civil status of deceased at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Parents’ names
  • Sometimes, place of burial
  • Civil status of deceased at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Parents’ names
  • Sometimes, place of burial

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Your ancestors given name and surname
  • Names of parents
  • Approximate date and place of event
  • Commune

View The Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Department
  2. Select Commune
  3. 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?

  • When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records

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.

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

"Haïti, Port-au-Prince, état civil, 1794-2012." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Haïti Archives Nationales, Port-au-Prince (Haiti National Archives, Port-au-Prince).

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Digital copies of originals are also housed in different local registry offices throughout Haiti.