Chajul, Quiché, Guatemala Genealogy

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Guide to Municipality of Chajul ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

History[edit | edit source]

  • When Spaniards and indigenous Tlaxcalans and Cholulans invaded Guatemala in the 1520s, Chajul and other indigenous Ixil and Uspantek peoples resisted the conquest for several years because they lived in the Cuchumatanes range and their warriors were extremely ferocious.
  • Their final defeat was made in December 1530, and because of their prolonged resistance, the surviving warriors were marked as slaves in punishment.
  • During the colonial period the town was a doctrine of the Dominican friars.
  • On August 12, 1872, the de facto government of provisional president Miguel García Granados created the department of Quiché, to which Chajul has belonged since then.
  • During the Civil War of Guatemala in the 1980s, the town was the scene of bloody battles between the Guatemalan Army and the Guerrilla Army of the Poor.
  • The municipality of Chajul has a population of approximately 32,000 people[1]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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Parish Records[edit | edit source]

  • There are no records for only the municipality of Chajul. See the records of neighboring municipalities.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Cementerio Municipal de Chajul
  • 80% of the communities have their own cemetery located on communal lands

Localities[edit | edit source]

  • Chacalté
  • Chel
  • Ilom
  • Pombalse
  • Sotzil
  • Xemal
  • Xix
  • Xolcuay

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Chajul," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Visited 31 August 2017.