Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division) (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Contributions to This Article
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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 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.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.
Citation for This Collection
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- Municipal Secretary. Philippines, civil registration. Record Management and Archives Office, Manila, Philippines.
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Key genealogical facts found in most birth records include the following information:
- Child’s name
- Child’s sex
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Date of the birth
- Location of the birth
The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include the following information:
- Husband’s name
- Wife’s name
- Date and place of the marriage
- Names of the husband’s parents
- Names of the wife’s parents
- Names of the witnesses
- 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 the following information:
- Name of the deceased
- Name of the surviving spouse
- Date and place of death
- The date and place of burial (cremation or removal)
- Name of the informant
- Name of the attending physician
- Name of the undertaker
- On death certificates after 1958, names of the father and mother
- On death certificates after 1958, the birth date and birthplace of the deceased
- Date of the certificate or the date the certificate was filed by the local civil registrar
- Date of burial or transit permit
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:
- Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1898-1980
- 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.
Search the collection by image
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Province” ⇒Select the “Municipality/Town” ⇒Select the “Record Type” which will take 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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > 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.