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Guatemala, Deaths, 1760-1880
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Guatemala
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Location of Guatemala
Record Description
Record Type: Deaths
Collection years: 1760-1880
Language: English
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Locality Baptisms, 1730-1917 Marriages, 1750-1930 Deaths, 1760-1880
Alta Verapaz 114,519 18,837 0
Baja Verapaz 96,098 33,504 0
Chimaltenango 7,301 1,398 0
Chiquimula 4,577 0 0
El Progreso 0 2,208 0
Guatemala 114,360 18,504 20,921
Huehuetenango 11,411 0 0
Jutiapa 978 541 0
Quezaltenango 116,979 37,618 0
Totals 466,233 112,610 20,921

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