Chichicastenango (Santo Tomás Chichicastenango), Quiché, Guatemala Genealogy

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Guide to Municipality of Chichicastenango (Santo Tomás Chichicastenango) ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

History[edit | edit source]

  • The powerful Quikab or K'iq'ab 'reigned from 1425 to 1475, during whose reign two conflicts between the Quiché and the Cakchiquel were provoked. After the last conflict, King Quikab ordered the eviction of the Cakchiquel of Chiavar and that they move to Iximche. With the death of Quijab, the Quiché and the Cakchiquel contended in bloody wars, which facilitated the path of the Spanish conquerors.
  • In colonial times it was a doctrine of the Dominican friars.
  • With the Independence of Central America it became part of the department of Sololá.
  • In 1838 he was part of the ephemeral State of Los Altos until he rejoined the State of Guatemala in 1840.
  • The department of Quiché was created on August 12, 1872, to which Chichicastenango has belonged since then.
  • The municipality of Santo Tomás Chichicastenango has a population of approximately 107,000 people[1]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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Parish Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • There are no records for only the municipality of Chichicastenango (Santo Tomás Chichicastenango). See the records of neighboring municipalities.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Cementerio Municipal de Chichicastenango

Localities[edit | edit source]

  • No villages are found in the municipality of Chichicastenango (Santo Tomás).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Chichicastenango," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichicastenango. Visited 6 August 2017.