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Colombia, Bogota, Burial Permits, 1960-1991
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, 
Colombia
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Location of Bogotá, Cundinamarca, 
Colombia
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Record Description
Record Type: Burial permits
Collection years: 1960-1991
Language: Spanish
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Burial permits from the city of Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Date of burial
  • Name of Parents
  • Cause of death
  • Profession
  • Marital status

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name the person
  • Approximate date of death
  • Age

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age to determine a birth year
  • Use the estimated birth year and birthplace to locate the birth record
  • Use the locality and the spouse's name to locate a marriage record church and/or civil records
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby

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  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • You may need to search for your ancestor using a nickname. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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