Panama Bibliography

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Digital Library of Panama

Panama's Digital Library is a collection of online books representative of Panama's life and culture. The complete texts of the collected works are available for download in PDF format. The collection includes directories and books on history, literature, arts, and sciences. Most of the books are in Spanish; a few are bilingual.

Digital Library of Costa Rica

Another research resource is the digital library collection of Panama's closest neighbor, Costa Rica. Works are mostly in Spanish; a few are bilingual.

Panama Bibliography

This is a list of  historical books on Panama and the Panama Canal, which is part of an extensive catalog of Panama and Canal Zone coins. Most of the books are in English and have been rated by the author of the catalog, with an indication of their availability in the marketplace.

Books that Contain Genealogical Information

The following books contain genealogical information, photos, histories, land and tax records, etc.

Title Author Description
The Blue Book of Panama William T. Scoullar, editor Contains biographical and historical sketches for each province in Panama; contains many photographs. This book is bilingual.
David: Historia y Sociedad Mario Molina Castillo Contains a detailed history of David, Chiriqui including biographical data on early settlers and many photographs.
Veraguas: La Tierra de Colon y de Urraca Mario Molina Castillo Two volumes. Contains a detailed history of Veraguas from the 1500's. Contains genealogical records including photographs.
Hijos del Campo (1750-1950) Bijagual y Cochea en la Historia de Chiriqui Mario Molina Castillo Contains a wealth of history, genealogical data and photos on two small towns near David, Chiriqui.
Chiriqui: Rasgos de su Historia Milagros Sanchez Pinzon
Boquete: El Valle de La Luna Milagros Sanchez Pinzon Consists of biographical sketches of the early settlers of Boquete, Chiriqui. Contains many photographs.
Huellas Chinas en Panama: 150 Anos Juan Tam This is the definitive history of the Chinese migration  to Panama in the early 1900's. Contains a lot of genealogical information, photos, public records, etc.
Rutas Sefardies Alberto Osorio Osorio