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|title=Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945
 
|location=Philippines}}<br>  
 
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Please add the title in '''Spanish''' here.
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Pangmamamayang pagtatalâ (Sangáy ng Artsibo)
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection includes copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates from the Archives Division of the Bureau of Records Management. It includes many localities throughout the Philippines primarily from 1922 to 1932, but some beginning as early as 1902 and ending as late as 1935. Marriage and Death records are handwritten in English for the most part. A few of the earlier marriage records are in Spanish. Spanish is also used in sections of later records.  
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This collection includes copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates from the Archives Division of the Bureau of Records Management. It includes many localities throughout the Philippines primarily from 1922 to 1932, but some beginning as early as 1902 and ending as late as 1945. Marriage and Death records are handwritten in English for the most part. A few of the earlier marriage records are in Spanish. Spanish is also used in sections of later records.  
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Until 1889 there was no central civil administration to collect, interpret, and preserve the civil registration records. Most vital records from before 1889 are in Catholic parish and diocesan archives.
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Divorce is not legal in the Philippines, but some records of annulment and legal separation are kept in the National Census and Statistics Office and in the local Domestic Relations Court of First Instance.
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/2018411/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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| text = Municipal Secretary. Philippines, civil registration. Record Management and Archives Office, Manila, Philippines.}}
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[[Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records include'''
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{{Incomplete Image Translations}} <gallery>
 
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Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014527 56 (Part 1) Birth.jpg|Birth Part 1
*Child’s name
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Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014527 56 (Part 2) Birth.jpg|Birth Part 2
*Child’s sex
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Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014527 225 Marriage (Part 1).jpg|Marriage Part 1
*Father’s name
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Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014527 225 Marriage (Part 2).jpg|Marriage Part 2
*Mother’s name
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Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014529 265 Death Part 1.jpg|Death Registrations Part 1
*Date of the birth
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Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014529 265 Death Part 2.jpg|Death Registrations Part 2
*Location of the birth
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</gallery>
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:'''  
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'''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
[[Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014527 225 Marriage (Part 1).jpg|thumb|right|Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014527 225 Marriage (Part 1).jpg|Marriage]]
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child’s date and place of birth
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*Child’s nationality
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*Child’s legitimacy
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*Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
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*Parents' age, birthplace and occupation
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*Number of children born to this mother
  
[[Image:Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) DGS 4014527 225 Marriage (Part 2).jpg|thumb|right|Marriage]]
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
  
*Husband’s name  
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*Husband’s name and age
*Wife’s name  
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*Wife’s name and age
*Date and place of the marriage  
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*Date and place of marriage  
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*Husband's birthplace, nationality and occupation
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*Number of previous marriages of husband
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*Wife's birthplace, nationality and occupation
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*Number of previous marriages of wife
 
*Names of the husband’s parents  
 
*Names of the husband’s parents  
 
*Names of the wife’s parents  
 
*Names of the wife’s parents  
*Names of the witnesses
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*Name of the person solemnizing the marriage and their title
*Names of the persons who gave consent
 
*Name of the person who solemnized the marriage  
 
*Beginning in 1945, birthplace of the husband and wife
 
*Date of the marriage license
 
*Date of the certificate (marriage contract)
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records include:'''  
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'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Name of the deceased  
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*Municipality and province of registration
*Name of the surviving spouse
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*Name, age and gender of deceased  
*Date and place of death  
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*Nationality, civil status, occupation and residence of deceased
*The date and place of burial (cremation or removal)
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*Date, place and cause of death  
*Name of the informant
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*Name of surviving spouse
*Name of the attending physician  
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*Name of the hospital or institution, if death occurred there
*Name of the undertaker
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*Burial information
*On death certificates after 1958, names of the father and mother  
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*Name of attending physician  
*On death certificates after 1958, the birth date and birthplace of the deceased  
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*On death certificates after 1958, names of father and mother appear
*Date of the certificate or the date the certificate was filed by the local civil registrar
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*On death certificates after 1958, the birth date and birthplace of deceased are given
*Date of burial or transit permit
 
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
These records are arranged by locality. In order to use them you will need to know the locality where the parents lived. If you do not find the birth of the child in this collection, check the other digital collections for the Philippines published at FamilySearch.org:  
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To search the birth records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Names of parents
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*Father's occupation
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*Parent's birth years
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To search the marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of ancestor
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*Occupation of parent's
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*Birth year and place of ancestor
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To search the marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of deceased
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*Birth year and place
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*If your ancestor was married at the time of their death, the name of the spouse
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==== Search the Collection ====
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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 "Province" category<br> ⇒Select the “Municipality/Town" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type" category which will take you to the images<br>
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Look at each image 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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==== Using the Information ====
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If you know your ancestor’s religion, also check the church archives of that region. Divorce records may be found in other countries where a person may have gone to get a divorce, such as the United States.
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====Unable to Find your Ancestor?====
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If you do not find the birth of the child in civil registration records, try looking in Catholic Church records for the appropriate area.  
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If you do not find the birth of the child in this collection, check the other digital collections for the Philippines published at FamilySearch.org:  
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410394 Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1898-1980]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410394 Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1898-1980]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1852584 Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1852584 Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980]
 
If you do not find the birth of the child in civil registration records, try looking in Catholic Church records for the appropriate area.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
{{Incomplete Section}}
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Asia/Philippines.pdf Research Help for Philippines Civil Registration and Other Philippine Records]
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*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/PHILIPPINES/2003-09/1064799073 Philippine Research helps]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Philippines Genealogy]]  
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*[[Philippines Civil Registration- Vital Records|Philippines Civil Registration- Vital Records]]<br>
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*[[Philippines Genealogy]]
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*[[Philippines]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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{{Contributor_invite}}  
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
{{Collection citation | text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Sariaya (Tayabas), Secretario Municipal. Nacimientos, Bautismos, Casamientos y Defunciones. Gestión de Registros y la Oficina de Archivos, Filipinas.<!--bibdescend--><br><br><!--bibdescbegin-->Bureau of Records Management Archive Division. Civil Registration. Local civil registration offices throughout the Philippines. Bureau of Records Management (RMAO), Manila.<!--bibdescend--> }}
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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]].  
 
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 Examples for Records Found in a FamilySearch Historical Collection  =====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
 
 
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital 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 Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
 
 
 
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 5.<br>
 
  
{{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}<br>
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“Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-26328-12067-68?cc=2018411&amp;wc=MMTB-T6T:n698794654), Abra &gt; Bangued &gt; Births &gt; 1922-1931, &gt; image 5 of 199, &gt; Petra Trinidad age 25; citing Municipal Secretary. Philippines, civil registration. Record Management and Archives Office, Manila, Philippines.

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Title in the Language of the Record

Pangmamamayang pagtatalâ (Sangáy ng Artsibo)

Record Description

This collection includes copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates from the Archives Division of the Bureau of Records Management. It includes many localities throughout the Philippines primarily from 1922 to 1932, but some beginning as early as 1902 and ending as late as 1945. Marriage and Death records are handwritten in English for the most part. A few of the earlier marriage records are in Spanish. Spanish is also used in sections of later records.

Until 1889 there was no central civil administration to collect, interpret, and preserve the civil registration records. Most vital records from before 1889 are in Catholic parish and diocesan archives.

Divorce is not legal in the Philippines, but some records of annulment and legal separation are kept in the National Census and Statistics Office and in the local Domestic Relations Court of First Instance.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Municipal Secretary. Philippines, civil registration. Record Management and Archives Office, Manila, Philippines.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Child's name and gender
  • Child’s date and place of birth
  • Child’s nationality
  • Child’s legitimacy
  • Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Parents' age, birthplace and occupation
  • Number of children born to this mother

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Husband’s name and age
  • Wife’s name and age
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Husband's birthplace, nationality and occupation
  • Number of previous marriages of husband
  • Wife's birthplace, nationality and occupation
  • Number of previous marriages of wife
  • Names of the husband’s parents
  • Names of the wife’s parents
  • Name of the person solemnizing the marriage and their title

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Municipality and province of registration
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Nationality, civil status, occupation and residence of deceased
  • Date, place and cause of death
  • Name of surviving spouse
  • Name of the hospital or institution, if death occurred there
  • Burial information
  • Name of attending physician
  • On death certificates after 1958, names of father and mother appear
  • On death certificates after 1958, the birth date and birthplace of deceased are given

How to Use the Record

To search the birth records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Names of parents
  • Father's occupation
  • Parent's birth years

To search the marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Occupation of parent's
  • Birth year and place of ancestor

To search the marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth year and place
  • If your ancestor was married at the time of their death, the name of the spouse

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the “Municipality/Town" category
⇒Select the "Record Type" category which will take you to the images

Look at each image 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

If you know your ancestor’s religion, also check the church archives of that region. Divorce records may be found in other countries where a person may have gone to get a divorce, such as the United States.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

If you do not find the birth of the child in civil registration records, try looking in Catholic Church records for the appropriate area.

If you do not find the birth of the child in this collection, check the other digital collections for the Philippines published at FamilySearch.org:

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

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

“Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-26328-12067-68?cc=2018411&wc=MMTB-T6T:n698794654), Abra > Bangued > Births > 1922-1931, > image 5 of 199, > Petra Trinidad age 25; citing Municipal Secretary. Philippines, civil registration. Record Management and Archives Office, Manila, Philippines.