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This section describes repositories other than the Family History Library that can help you in your research. The Family History Library has copies of many but not all of the records at these archives.{{Philippines-sidebar}}{{breadcrumb| link1=[[Philippines Genealogy|Philippines]]| link2=| link3=| link4=| link5=[[Philippines Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]}}
Archives collect and preserve original documents This section describes repositories other than the Family History Library that can help you in your research. The Family History Library has copies of many but not all of organizations such as churches or governments. Libraries generally collect published sources such as books, maps, and microfilm. When you need the address of a library or archive, return to this sectionrecords at these archives.
Before you visit, contact the archive Archives collect and preserve original documents of organizations such as churches or librarygovernments. Ask about their collectionLibraries generally collect published sources such as books, hours, servicesmaps, and feesmicrofilm. Send When you need the address of a well-worded letter of introduction and intent. This will increase your chances library or archive, return to use the recordsthis section.
=== Libraries in Before you visit, contact the Philippines ===archive or library. Ask about their collection, hours, services, and fees. Send a well-worded letter of introduction and intent. This will increase your chances to use the records.
'''The National Census and Statistics Office (NCSO).''' The National Census and Statistics Office has the major civil records after 1932 and is currently responsible for all civil registration. Unfortunately, most documents from 1932 to 1945 were destroyed in World War II. Prior to 1974 the office was known as the Bureau of Census and Statistics.
Most vital records should be available at === Archives in the Family History Library and Family History CentersPhilippines ===*[http://www. The microfilmed records include birth <br>certificates, death certificates, marriage contracts, and notarial recordsnationalarchives.gov.ph/?page_id=22 National Archives Government Website]
Employees of === Libraries in the Philippine National Census and Statistics Office will answer questions. Send family history inquiries to:Philippines ===
'''The National Census and Statistics Office of the Civil Registrar General<br>(NCSO).'''The National Census and Statistics Office <br>EDSA Corner, Times Street <br>West Trianglehas the major civil records after 1932 and is currently responsible for all civil registration. Unfortunately, Quezon City 1104<br>Philippines<br>Telephone: 926-7373 <br>Fax: 926-7329most documents from 1932 to 1945 were destroyed&nbsp; <br>Email: [mailto:Lin World War II.Hufana@mail.census.gov.ph L.Hufana@mail.census.govPrior to 1974 the office was known as the Bureau of Census and Statistics.ph]
'''Tanggapan Sa Pamamahala Ng Mga Kasulatan At Sinupan (Records Management Most vital records should be available at the Family History Library and Archives Office)Family History Centers.''' The Archive Division of the Records Management and Archives Office (Bureau of Records Management) at http://www.pnm.my/motw/philippines/3national_archives.htm&nbsp;has approximately 11,000,000 documents from the Spanish colonization period (1552–1898) and a few microfilmed records from the American occupation period (1898–1946). Unfortunatelyinclude birth certificates, thousands of documents have been lost due to careless handlingdeath certificates, deliberate destructionmarriage contracts, and natural deterioration caused by termites, mold, and moisturenotarial records.
The Family History Library has filmed Employees of the most important genealogical records from this collection, includingPhilippine National Census and Statistics Office will answer questions. Send family history inquiries to:
* Cemetery records (''cementerios'').* Inheritance records and inventories Office of personalestates (the Civil Registrar General<br>''bienes de difuntos'').* Marriage records (''matrimonios'').* Census records (''vecindariosNational Statistics Office <br>EDSA Corner, estadísticasTimes Street <br>West Triangle, Quezon City 1104<br>Philippines<br>Telephone: 926-7373 <br>Fax: 926-7329&nbsp; <br>padrones de chinos'')Email: [mailto:L.Hufana@mail.census.gov.ph L.* Military records (''quintas, guardia civil, hojas de servicio'')Hufana@mail.* Immigration and naturalization records(''naturalización de Españoles, radicación de estrangeros'')census.* Notarial records (''protocolos'')gov.ph]
For more information on these '''Tanggapan Sa Pamamahala Ng Mga Kasulatan At Sinupan (Records Management and Archives Office).''' The Archive Division of the Records Management and Archives Office (Bureau of Records Management) has approximately 11,000,000 documents from the Spanish colonization period (1552–1898) and a few recordsfrom the American occupation period (1898–1946). Unfortunately, see the section thousands of this outline for each record typedocuments have been lost due to careless handling, deliberate destruction, and natural deterioration caused by termites, mold, and moisture.
The Archive Division of Family History Library has filmed the Records Management and Archives Office is in the Philippine National Library Building. Send inquiries tomost important genealogical records from this collection, including:
Archive Division *Cemetery records (''cementerios''). *Inheritance records and inventories of the Rpersonalestates (''bienes de difuntos'').M*Marriage records (''matrimonios''). &amp; A*Census records (''vecindarios, estadísticas, padrones de chinos'').O*Military records (''quintas, guardia civil, hojas de servicio''). <br>Philippine National Library<br>T*Immigration and naturalization records(''naturalización de Españoles, radicación de estrangeros''). M*Notarial records (''protocolos''). Kalaw Street<br>Ermita, Manila 2801<br>Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
The Philippine National Library has a valuable 45For more information on these records,000-volume Filipiniana collection of biographies, local histories, bibliographies, and gazetteerssee the [[Philippines]] Wiki article for each record type. It also has collections of rare books and manuscripts, newspapers and brochures, and microforms. The atlases, maps, gazetteers, and manuscripts of the rare books collection are listed in:
Medina, Isagani R., Editor. ''Filipiniana Materialsin The Archive Division of the Records Management and Archives Office is in the Philippine National LibraryBuilding.'' Quezon City, PhilippinesSend inquiries to: Published jointly by the National Library and the University of the Philippines Press, 1971.
The Filipiniana collection at the University Archive Division of the Philippines R.M. &amp; A.O. <br>Philippine National Library is also helpful<br>T. M. See:Kalaw Street<br>Ermita, Manila 2801<br>Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
''The Philippine National Library has a valuable 45,000-volume Filipiniana 1968: A Classified Catalog collection of Filipinian Books biographies, local histories, bibliographies, and Pamphlets in the University gazetteers. It also has collections of the Philippines Library as of January 1rare books and manuscripts, newspapers and brochures, 1968and microforms.'' DilimanThe atlases, Rizalmaps, Philippines: the University gazetteers, and manuscripts of the Philippines, 1968.rare books collection are listed in:
The following libraries shelve Medina, Isagani R., Editor. ''Filipiniana collectionsMaterialsin the National Library.'' Quezon City, Philippines:Published jointly by the National Library and the University of the Philippines Press, 1971.
* The Ayala Museum Library has over 3,500 rare books and manuscripts:&nbsp;<br>'''Ayala Museum Library and Iconographic Archives'''<br>Makati Avenue <br>Makati, Manila <br>Metropolitan Manila, Philippines<br>Internet: [http://www.ayalamuseum.com/ http://www.ayalamuseum.com]&nbsp;&nbsp;* The Jorge B. Vargas Filipinian Collectionhouses Vargas's personal Filipiniana collection of rarebooks, documents, and manuscripts: <br><br>'''Jorge B. Vargas Filipiniana Foundation'''<br>241 Shaw Boulevard <br>Mandaluyong, Manila<br>Metropolitan Manila, Philippines<br>Internet: [http://www.vargasmuseum.org/ http://www.vargasmuseum.org]* The Fr. Luis G. Merino Library has rare holdings from 1700 on, Philippine history, architecture, cultural arts, and at the restoration University of the historic walled City of Intramuros. <br><br>'''The Fr. Luis G. Merino Philippines Library<br>'''5/F Palacio del Gobernador Building<br>Genis also helpful. Luna Street, Intramuros <br>Manila, Metropolitan Manila, PhilippinesSee:
The following collection includes mostly documents from ''Filipiniana 1968: A Classified Catalog of Filipinian Books and Pamphlets in the American occupation period, with some records from University of the Spanish colonization periodPhilippines Library as of January 1, and a few modern records:<br><br>U.S1968. Embassy'' Diliman, American Historical Collection Ateneo de Manila University <br>Quezon CityRizal, Metropolitan Manila <br>Philippines<br>Telephone: (632) 924-4601the University of the Philippines, ext1968. 2668<br>Fax: (632) 924-4428
Many important The following libraries are listed inshelve Filipiniana collections:
Dayrit*The Ayala Museum Library has over 3,500 rare books and manuscripts:&nbsp;<br>'''Ayala Museum Library and Iconographic Archives'''<br>Makati Avenue <br>Makati, Manila <br>Metropolitan Manila, MarinaPhilippines<br>Internet: [http://www.ayalamuseum.com/ http://www.ayalamuseum.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; *The Jorge B. Vargas Filipinian Collectionhouses Vargas's personal collection of rarebooks, documents, and manuscripts: <br><br>'''Directory of Libraries in the PhilippinesJorge B.Vargas Filipiniana Foundation''' Diliman<br>241 Shaw Boulevard <br>Mandaluyong, Quezon CityManila<br>Metropolitan Manila, Philippines<br>Internet: [http://www.vargasmuseum.org/ http: //www.vargasmuseum.org] *The University Fr. Luis G. Merino Library has rare holdings from 1700 on, Philippine history, architecture, cultural arts, and the restoration of the Philippines historic walled City of Intramuros. <br><br>'''The Fr. Luis G. Merino Library<br>'''5/F Palacio del Gobernador Building<br>Gen. Luna Street, Intramuros <br>Manila, Metropolitan Manila, 1973.Philippines
Besides The following collection includes mostly documents from the American occupation period, with some records from the libraries listed aboveSpanish colonization period, each province has and a library that stores valuable local historiesfew modern records:<br><br>U. Some municipalities and cities have libraries that collect local family histories and other important genealogical recordsS. AlsoEmbassy, American Historical Collection Ateneo de Manila University <br>Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila <br>Philippines<br>Telephone: (632) 924-4601, each municipality has a local civil registrar office that keeps valuable family history informationext. The local civil registrar logs all civil registration events 2668<br>Fax: (see the “[[Philippines Civil Registration632) 924- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]” section of this outline).4428
'''Church Archives.''' See the “[[Philippines Church Records|Church Records]]” section of this outline.Many important libraries are listed in:
=== Foreign Dayrit, Marina. ''Directory of Libraries ===in the Philippines.'' Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines: The University of the Philippines Library, 1973.
'''The UBesides the libraries listed above, each province has a library that stores valuable local histories.SSome municipalities and cities have libraries that collect local family histories and other important genealogical records. Library of Congress.''' The U.S. Library of Congress Also, each municipality has a large Filipiniana collectionlocal civil registrar office that keeps valuable family history information. It has the most comprehensive foreign bibliography on the The local civil registrar logs all civil registration events (see [[Philippines (about 18,000 entries) in the Orientalia Division of its:Civil Registration- Vital Records]].
''Southeast Asia Subject Catalog'Church Archives.'' Boston, Massachusetts, USA, G.K. Hall, 1972. Six Volumes. Volume 4: The ' See [[PhilippinesChurch Records]].
'''Library of Congress'''<br>1st–2nd Streets, S.E. <br>Washington, D.C. 20504 <br>Internet: http://www.loc.gov/index.html=== Foreign Libraries ===
'''The Newberry U.S. Libraryof Congress.''' Chicago's Newberry The U.S. Library of Congress has a large Filipiniana collection. It has the most valuable comprehensive foreign collection of documents from bibliography on the Spanish colonization period.&nbsp;You can contact Philippines (about 18,000 entries) in the library atOrientalia Division of its:
''Southeast Asia Subject Catalog.'Newberry Library'''<br>60 West Walton Street <br>ChicagoBoston, Massachusetts, USA, G.K. Hall, Illinois 60610-3394 <br>Internet1972. Six Volumes. Volume 4: http://www.newberryThe Philippines.org/
The above collection is described in'''Library of Congress'''<br>1st–2nd Streets, S.E. <br>Washington, D.C. 20504 <br>Internet:http://www.loc.gov/index.html
'''The Newberry Library. ''' Chicago, Illinois, USA. ''Dictionary Catalog s Newberry Library has the most valuable foreign collection of documents from the Edward ESpanish colonization period. Ayer Collection of Americana and American Indians in &nbsp;You can contact the Newberry Library''. Volume 6, pp. 5,895–99,964. Boston, Massachusetts, USAlibrary at: G. K. Hall, 1961.
Welsh, Doris V. ''Catalog of Printed Materials Relating to the Philippine Islands, 1519–1900'', in the Newberry Library. '''<br>60 West Walton Street <br>Chicago, Illinois, USA60610-3394 <br>Internet: http: Newberry Library, 1959//www.newberry.org/
Lietz, Paul S., Editor. ''Calendar of Philippine Documents The above collection is described in the Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library''. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Newberry Library, 1956. (FHL book 959.9 A3c; film 0795964 item 4.)
=== Computer Networks Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois, USA. ''Dictionary Catalog of the Edward E. Ayer Collection of Americana and Bulletin Boards ===American Indians in the Newberry Library''. Volume 6, pp. 5,895–99,964. Boston, Massachusetts, USA: G. K. Hall, 1961.
Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and librariesWelsh, Doris V. In a way''Catalog of Printed Materials Relating to the Philippine Islands, 1519–1900'', computer networks themselves serve as a libraryin the Newberry Library. The InternetChicago, certain computer bulletin boardsIllinois, and commercial online services help family history researchersUSA:Newberry Library, 1959.
* Locate other researchersLietz, Paul S.* Post queries, Editor.* Send and receive e-mail''Calendar of Philippine Documents in the Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library''.* Search large databasesChicago, Illinois, USA: Newberry Library, 1956.* Search computer libraries(FHL book 959.* Join in computer chat sessions9 A3c; film 0795964 item 4.)
You can find computerized research tips === Computer Networks and information about ancestors from the Philippines in many sources at local, provincial, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most information is available at no cost.Bulletin Boards ===
Some Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and guides are available on the libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet for research in the Philippines. Sites that include information about libraries and museums, mapscertain computer bulletin boards, and naming customs are found in various sections of this outline.commercial online services help family history researchers:
General sites that act as indexes to many interesting Philippines genealogical sites on the Internet include:*Locate other researchers. *Post queries. *Send and receive e-mail. *Search large databases. *Search computer libraries. *Join in computer chat sessions.
* You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from the Philippines Genealogy Web Projectin many sources at local, provincial, national, and international levels.* Family History Library home pageThe list of sources is growing rapidly. Most information is available at no cost.
=== Web Some information and guides are available on the Internet for research in the Philippines. Sites ===that include information about libraries and museums, maps, and naming customs are found in various Wiki articles for the [[Philippines]].
httpGeneral sites that act as indexes to many interesting Philippines genealogical sites on the Internet include://www.loc.gov/rr/international/asian/philippines/resources/philippines-libraries.html
*Philippines Genealogy Web Project. *Family History Library home page. === Websites === *http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/asian/philippines/resources/philippines-libraries.html {{Place|Philippines}}  [[Category:Philippines]][[Category:PhilippinesArchives and Libraries]]<br>

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