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

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Paraguay is a country in South America bordered by Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official languages are Spanish and Guarani.[1]

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

Paraguay consists of 17 departments (departamentos) and one capital district.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Paraguay," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 25 April 2016.