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Nicaragua, Cemetery Records, 1922-2007
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Nicaragua
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Location of Nicaragua
Record Description
Record Type: Cemetery Records
Collection years: 1922-2007
Language: English
Title in the Language: Nicaragua, registros de cementerios, 1922-2007
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Asociación de Municipios de Nicaragua - AMUNIC


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