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Guide to Bas-Rhin ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers.

History[edit | edit source]

Bas-Rhin is one of the original 83 departments created on 4 March 1790, during the French Revolution. In the mid-1790s, following the French occupation of the entire left bank of the Rhine, the northern boundary of the department was extended north beyond the Lauter River to the Queich River. With Napoleon's second defeat in 1815, the Congress of Vienna reassigned the areas north of the Lauter to Bavaria, and those territories are now presently located in the neighboring German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. The department has twice been incorporated into Germany, from 1871 after France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War until the end of World War I in 1918, and then again briefly during World War II from 1940 to 1945.
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Localities[edit | edit source]

Church Records and Civil Registration (Registres Paroissiaux et Etat Civil) Online[edit | edit source]

The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration. For more information on these records and how to use them, read France Church Records and France Civil Registration. Additional instructions and practice activities are available:

Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department:
Here is the website for the Department Archives of Bas-Rhin, where you will find these records.

See Using France Online Department Archives for step by step instructions on finding and reading these records. For a demonstration of navigating archives websites, watch the video, Using France Department Archives Online.

Online Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records can support your search in civil and church records. They can help identify all family members. When families have similar names they help determine which children belong in each family. See France Census.

Online Local Databases and Extracted Records[edit | edit source]

Groups devoted to genealogy have also extracted and/or indexed records for specific localities, time periods, religious groups, etc. Since church records at the departmental archives are generally not indexed, you might find an index here that will speed up your searching.

Microfilm Records of the FamilySearch Library[edit | edit source]

The church and civil registration records have all been microfilmed. Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you. To find a microfilm: Click on Bas-Rhin , find and click on "Places within France, Bas-Rhin," and choose your locality from the list.

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Online records tend to cover only the time before 100 years, due to privacy laws. You can write to civil registration offices and local churches who might honor requests for more recent records of close family members for the purpose of genealogy.

For a civil registration office, address your request to:

Monsieur l'officier de l'état-civil
Mairie de (Town)
(Postal code) (Town)
France

For a parish church:

Monsieur le Curé
(Church --see The Catholic Directory for church name and address)
(Town) (Postal Code) France

For other addresses and for help writing your request in French, use French Letter Writing Guide.

Learning to Read Enough French, German, or Latin to Do Genealogy[edit | edit source]

It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in French or German to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them. By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately. Because this region once belonged to Germany, many records are written in German.

German[edit | edit source]

Here are some resources for learning to read German Records:

French[edit | edit source]

Here are some resources for learning to read French records.

There is a three-lesson course in reading handwriting in old French records:

These lessons focus on reading church record and civil registration records:

Another resource is the French Records Extraction Manual, with this linked Table of Contents. You will be able to practice on actual documents.

Latin[edit | edit source]

Some Catholic church records will be in Latin.

Search Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Search for the relative or ancestor you selected. When you find his birth record, search for the births of his brothers and sisters.
  • Next, search for the marriage of his parents. The marriage record will have information that will often help you find the birth records of the parents.
  • You can estimate the ages of the parents and determine a birth year to search for their birth records.
  • Search the death registers for all known family members.
  • Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on.
  • If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, search neighboring parishes.

Genealogical Societies and Help Groups[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

  • Emigration und Nationalgüterveräusserungen im Pfälzischen Teil des Departements du Bas-Rhin FHL Book 943.43 R2m
    The settlement of and purchase of government land by private individuals in the Pfalz region of Germany during the French occupation from 1791 to 1815
  • Répertoire numérique détaillé de la série Q, domaines nationaux FHL Film 908803, book 944.3835 A5rn ser. Q
    Numerical index to the departmental archives of the Bas-Rhin, series Q, national lands

Military[edit | edit source]

  • Les Bas-Rhinois dans les armées de la Révolution et du 1er Empire FHL Book 944.3835 M2L
  • Registres militaires et tableaux de recensement, 1817-1856 FHL 50 rolls
    A census of 19 and 20 year old males from the arrondisements of: Saverne, Sélestat, Strasbourg and Wissembourg

Notarial records[edit | edit source]

  • Numerical index of the notarial archives of the former area of Basse- Alsace, now in the department of Bas-Rhin, France. Includes an index of notaries and clientele. (Répertoire numérique des archives notariales de Basse Alsace) FHL Film 962552 Item 2

Schools[edit | edit source]

  • Directory of the Evangelical Lutheran clergy, parishes, communities, and schools of higher learning, 1525-1694. (Die evangeliche Gemeinden und Hohen Schulen in Elsass und Lothringen von der Reformation bis zur Gegenwart) FHL Film 1045340 Item 4, Book 943 B4b v. 16

Taxation[edit | edit source]

  • Register of the revenue and list of taxpayers for the bailliage of Uffried. (Registres des revenus du bailliage de l'Uffried, 1561) FHL Film 1165973 Item 2
    Includes registers of Stattmatten, Dalhunden, Sessenheim, Rountzenheim, Roeschwoog, and Roppenheim.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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Yemen Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the governorate level in the Yemen.

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Governorates[edit | edit source]

Yemen is divided into 22 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah):

  1. Saada
  2. Al Jawf
  3. Hadhramaut (mainland) and Socotra (off-shore)
  4. Al Mahrah
  5. Hajjah
  6. 'Amran
  7. Al Mahwit
  8. Amanat Al Asimah (Sana'a City)
  9. Sana'a
  10. Ma'rib
  11. Al Hudaydah
  12. Raymah
  13. Dhamar
  14. Ibb
  15. Dhale
  16. Al Bayda
  17. Shabwah
  18. Taiz
  19. Lahij
  20. Abyan
  21. Aden
  22. Socotra
  • For electoral and administrative purposes, the capital city of Sanaa is treated as an additional governorate.

Syria Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Syria. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

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  1. Latakia
  2. Idlib
  3. Aleppo
  4. Al-Raqqah
  5. Al-Hasakah
  6. Tartus
  7. Hama
  8. Deir ez-Zor
  9. Homs
  10. Damascus
  11. Rif Dimashq
  12. Quneitra
  13. Daraa
  14. Al-Suwayda

Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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Districts[edit | edit source]

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  • Fjäre härad
  • Halmstads härad
  • Himle härad
  • Höks härad
  • Tönnersjö härad
  • Viske härad
  • Årstads härad


Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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Ports of Arrival[edit | edit source]

Major Ports
Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Detroit, Michigan
New Orleans, Louisiana Genealogy
New York City, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Minor Ports by State
Alabama
Alaska
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Louisiana
Maine

Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
New York (not New York City)
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Washington
Wisconsin

Ports of Arrival[edit | edit source]

Major Ports
Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports
Baltimore
Maryland
Boston
Massachusetts
Detroit
Michigan
New Orleans, Louisiana Genealogy
New York City, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Minor Ports by State
Alabama
Alaska
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Louisiana
Maine

Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
New York (not New York City)
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Washington
Wisconsin


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By Locality[edit | edit source]

If you know where your ancestor lived at the time of the alleged Indian connection, go to the page for the Indians of that state or province by clicking on the link below.

States[edit | edit source]

Provinces of Canada[edit | edit source]

By Tribe[edit | edit source]

Vital Records of Each State[edit | edit source]

Vital Records in U.S. Territories[edit | edit source]

Territories

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Former Territories

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Vital Records of Each State[edit | edit source]

Vital Records in U.S. Territories[edit | edit source]

Territories[edit | edit source]

Former Territories[edit | edit source]

States[edit | edit source]

Department names and abbreviations for the 14 Salvadoran Departments:


Nicaragua Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Nicaragua.

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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Nicaragua. Departments:

  • Boaco
  • Carazo
  • Chinandega
  • Chontales
  • Estelí
  • Granada
  • Jinotega
  • León
  • Madriz
  • Managua
  • Masaya
  • Matagalpa
  • Nueva Segovia
  • Rivas
  • Río San Juan
  • North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
  • South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

Honduras Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Click on the map or the list below to learn research resources for specific departments.

CopánSanta BárbaraOcotepequeLempiraIntibucáLa PazComayaguaYoroFrancisco MorazánEl ParaísoValleCholutecaOlanchoGracias a DiosColónCortésAtlántidaBay Islands (Islas de la Bahia)Un-honduras.png

Departments[edit | edit source]

Departments[edit | edit source]

Guatemala Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guatemala. Click on a department in the map for instructions and links to records for the department. By hovering over the number, you can verify the name of the department.


Petén Department, Guatemala GenealogyPetén Department, Guatemala GenealogyHuehuetenango Department, Guatemala GenealogyQuiche Department, Guatemala GenealogyAlta Verapaz Department, Guatemala GenealogyBaja Verapaz Department, Guatemala GenealogySan Marcos Department, Guatemala GenealogyQuetzaltenango Department, Guatemala GenealogyTotonicapán Department, Guatemala GenealogySololá Department, Guatemala GenealogyRetalhuleu Department, Guatemala GenealogySuchitepéquez Department, Guatemala GenealogyChimaltenango Department, Guatemala GenealogySacatepéquez Department, Guatemala GenealogyGuatemala Department, Guatemala GenealogyEscuintla Department, Guatemala GenealogySanta Rosa Department, Guatemala GenealogyJutiapa Department, Guatemala GenealogyJalapa Department, Guatemala GenealogyChiquimula Department, Guatemala GenealogyEl Progreso Department, Guatemala GenealogyZacapa Department, Guatemala GenealogyIzabal Department, Guatemala GenealogyHuehuetenango Department, Guatemala GenealogyQuiche Department, Guatemala GenealogyAlta Verapaz Department, Guatemala GenealogyBaja Verapaz Department, Guatemala GenealogySan Marcos Department, Guatemala GenealogyQuetzaltenango Department, Guatemala GenealogyTotonicapán Department, Guatemala GenealogySololá Department, Guatemala GenealogyRetalhuleu Department, Guatemala GenealogySuchitepéquez Department, Guatemala GenealogyChimaltenango Department, Guatemala GenealogySacatepéquez Department, Guatemala GenealogyGuatemala Department, Guatemala GenealogyEscuintla Department, Guatemala GenealogySanta Rosa Department, Guatemala GenealogyJutiapa Department, Guatemala GenealogyJalapa Department, Guatemala GenealogyChiquimula Department, Guatemala GenealogyEl Progreso Department, Guatemala GenealogyZacapa Department, Guatemala GenealogyIzabal Department, Guatemala GenealogyDepartments-of-Guatemala.jpg


Departments[edit | edit source]

The largest jurisdictions in Guatemala are called 'Departments' (departamentos). These are analogous to States or Provinces in other countries. There are 22 Departments of Guatemala.



El Salvador Map[edit | edit source]

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States[edit | edit source]

Department names and abbreviations for the 14 Salvadoran Departments:

  • AH - Ahuachapán
  • CA - Cabañas
  • CH - Chalatenango
  • CU - Cuscatlán
  • LI - La Libertad
  • PA- La Paz
  • UN - La Unión
  • MO - Morazán
  • SM - San Miguel
  • SS - San Salvador
  • SV - San Vicente
  • SA - Santa Ana
  • SO - Sonsonate
  • US - Usulután

State of Palestine Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the State of Palestine.
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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the State of Palestine.

  • Jenin
  • Tubas
  • Tulkarm
  • Nablus
  • Qalqiliya
  • Salfit 204
  • Ramallah & Al-Bireh
  • Jericho & Al Aghwar
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Hebron
  • North Gaza
  • Gaza
  • Deir Al-Balah
  • Khan Yunis
  • Rafah

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the State of Palestine.

  • Jenin
  • Tubas
  • Tulkarm
  • Nablus
  • Qalqiliya
  • Salfit 204
  • Ramallah & Al-Bireh
  • Jericho & Al Aghwar
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Hebron
  • North Gaza
  • Gaza
  • Deir Al-Balah
  • Khan Yunis
  • Rafah

Egypt Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Egypt.

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  1. Matrouh
  2. Alexandria
  3. Beheira
  4. Kafr el-Sheikh
  5. Dakahlia
  6. Damietta
  7. Port Said
  8. North Sinai
  9. Gharbia
  10. Monufia
  11. Qalyubia
  12. Al Sharqia
  13. Ismailia
  14. Giza
  15. Faiyum
  16. Cairo
  17. Suez
  18. South Sinai
  19. Beni Suef
  20. Minya
  21. New Valley
  22. Asyut
  23. Red Sea
  24. Sohag
  25. Qena
  26. Luxor
  27. Aswan

U.S. Church Records[edit | edit source]

The United States is a country of religious diversity. Unlike many other countries, there has been no “state church,” except for a few periods in some of the early colonies.

Church records in the United States began in the early 1600s. Unfortunately, the United States did not require a civil registration or recording of births, marriages, and deaths until into the 20th Century. Sometimes church records are the only records containing birth, marriage and death about individuals. Therefore, they are a valuable substitute when vital records do not exist.

Your ancestor may have changed denominations for reasons of convenience or conviction. When the family moved to a new community, they may have started attending a church located there, or they may have changed denominations by conversion.

For more information see the history of American Churches.

To learn more about the church records and their repositories, click on a state below.

Court Records by State[edit | edit source]


Directories by State[edit | edit source]

State Military Records[edit | edit source]



United States Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Newspapers in the States[edit | edit source]

Territories and Federal Districts[edit | edit source]

Probate by State[edit | edit source]


State African American Pages[edit | edit source]

Native American Topics
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Introduction[edit | edit source]

"The key to success in American Indian genealogy is the cross-disciplinary approach. One cannot just be a genealogist who pours through public records. Only the very lucky will find a census record with a notation that so-and-so was a Choctaw Indian. The task requires an expanded thought process where one must investigate all possibilities without tiring of the effort. The history of the family, community, county and state must be known. Church and local records must be examined for any clue regarding family origins. A successful researcher must also have an intimate knowledge of tribal history and culture. This is a very big order, indeed especially for the small splinter groups that dot the southern map. The quest can be a noble and romantic endeavor. At the least, one can come away with a great body of knowledge of the first American. At most, one can find that allusive [sic] Native American ancestor."[1]


Getting Started[edit | edit source]

American Indian Genealogy is a guide to beginning Native American research, available records types, BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) agencies and reservations, census, church, military records, schools, annuity, allotment, treaties, removal records, archives and libraries, cultural groups, and forts.
Several approaches could be taken to locate information about a potential American Indian ancestor.

If the name of the tribe with which the ancestor was associated is known, a researcher should study the history and culture of that tribe and locate the records created by various records jurisdictions for that tribe.

  • If the tribe is not known, a more logical approach would be to determine the tribes associated with the locality or localities where the ancestor resided. In this case, sometimes only the state is known. Occasionally a county of residence is known. In either case, the records of that locality should be searched until the association of the ancestor is established or at least strongly suspected.
  • If a residence close to a reservation or a Bureau of Indian Affairs agency is known, the history of the reservation or agency and the location of records they generated could be studied.

Many records were created by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and their various offices. Many of those records have been preserved by the National Archives of the United States and its regional archives. Some of those records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Some of the records are also being digitized and indexed by internet websites and by commercial companies.

There are also other jurisdictions that recorded information about the American Indians, including churches, schools, hospitals, and others. Each of these jurisdictions may have records of individual Indians and should be studied.

By Locality[edit | edit source]

If you know where your ancestor lived at the time of the alleged Indian connection, go to the page for the Indians of that state or province by clicking on the link below.

States[edit | edit source]

Provinces of Canada[edit | edit source]

By Tribe[edit | edit source]

There are over 550 federally recognized Tribal entities in the United States and are usually called tribes or nations. There are also many more Indian groups, sometimes called bands, some of which are included in the federally recognized tribal entities. In addition to those recognized by the federal government, there are tribes that are state-recognized, tribes that are seeking official recognition, and tribes that have existed historically that are no longer recognized as a distinct tribe.

There are approximately 630 "First Nations" recognized by the Canadian government, some of which reside on the US/Canadian border and are closely related to some of the tribes in the United States.

The page for each state of the United States lists the known tribes who reside in or had historical connection to that state. A separate page exists for many of the tribes listed on the state pages. If you know the name of the tribe with which your family is connected, you may simply search for the name of the tribe.

The Tribal Office of each tribe maintains many records of value to the American Indian researcher. Most of the tribes require enrollment in the tribe before they allow access to the records of its members.

Some of the major tribes of the United States are listed here.

By BIA Office[edit | edit source]

Agencies and Sub Agencies Agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are the field offices of that federal bureau. They are normally the office that recorded most of the records pertaining to individual Indians. They are listed under the pages for the Indians of [state], the tribes they served, the name of the agency, and the reservation for which they were the field office. They are also cross-linked among these pages.

Sub-Agencies normally served smaller jurisdictions or tribes than the agencies and were subordinate to an agency.

U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs BIA Regional, Agency, and Field Offices Map

BIA Regional Offices page links to twelve regions: Alaska, Eastern, Eastern Oklahoma, Great Plains, Midwest, Navajo, Northwest, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Southern Plains, Southwest, and Western; site map, with listing of Tribes served, and agencies

Area Offices. Area Offices of the BIA are administrative offices. They kept many records, but most of the files regarding individuals are kept at the agency level or in the Tribal Offices of each tribe.

Superintendencies. Historically, the Bureau of Indian Affairs used an administrative office called a superintendency to oversee the local agencies and sub agencies. Most of them were abolished in the 1870s and, for a time, the agencies reported directly to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. The records of the superintendencies usually consist primarily of correspondence and reports of the BIA Field Offices.

By Reservation[edit | edit source]

There are or have been hundreds of Indian Reservations in the United States. Many of them are federally recognized and supervised. Some are state reservations, administered by a state office of Indian Affairs. Federal reservations usually have an agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs responsible for the administration of that reservation.

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

There are many research facilities which have significant collections of American Indian records. See also American Indian Archives and Libraries. A few of the larger ones are listed below. Some university libraries and historical societies have significant and unique collections for their areas of interest.

Archives

Records of the native population can be found in several archives, including the National Archives and its regional archives, state archives, and other archival institutions.

Historical Societies

Libraries

Many libraries have special collections of materials regarding the local American Indian groups. Some of the larger libraries have very large collections of such material.

Record Keepers[edit | edit source]

Federal. Several federal departments have historically kept Indian records:

  • Department of War
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of State (Territorial)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs since 1947, and its forerunner, the Office of Indian Affairs, from 1824 to 1947, have been the primary offices of the federal government responsible for the administration of Indian Affairs in the United States. They also generated the largest amount of records regarding individual Indians.

States. Nearly every state in the United States has an Office of Indian Affairs, although their title may vary from one state to another. These offices coordinate affairs between their state's government and the tribal governments. They also have particular responsibility for any tribes recognized by the state that are not federally recognized. For a list of contact information for each state, click here.

Churches. Several denominations sent missionaries among the Native Americans, often establishing American Indian Missions, some of which evolved into long-standing congregations on or near Indian reservations. Read more...

Schools. Many schools were established for the education of American Indian children, including boarding school, day schools, mission schools, and many others. Read more...

Health Facilities. The Bureau of Indian Affairs established health facilities for American Indians at many locations throughout the United States. Read more...

See Also[edit | edit source]

Related Wiki pages are found at:

Native American

Indians of the United States

Five Civilized Tribes

Did You Know?[edit | edit source]

  • American Indians served in every U.S. Military conflict from the Revolutionary War to the present. Many served as scouts for the United States Army during many of their skirmishes with other Indians.
  • In 1902 the Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) sent a circular letter to all field agents giving them instructions to systematize the surnames of all Indians under their charge.
  • The Indian Reorganization Act (also known as the Wheeler-Howard Act) of 1934 established the right for most Indian tribes of the United States to govern their own affairs through the establishment of their own tribal governments, tribal councils, and tribal offices.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Join the Facebook American Indian (Southeastern US) Genealogy Research Community!

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thomas J. Blumer, "Practical Pointers in Tracing Your Indian Ancestry in the Southeast," Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, 13 (Spring/Fall 1994): 67-82.
  2. OU Search: American Indian manuscrips and published records in University of Oklahoma (accessed 11 May 2016).
  3. History of the Apaches in University of Arizona Special Collections (accessed 11 May 2016)
  4. Search: American Indian Collection in Brigham Young University (accessed 11 May 2016)






States[edit | edit source]

Provinces of Canada[edit | edit source]

U.S. Church Records[edit | edit source]

The United States is a country of religious diversity. Unlike many other countries, there has been no “state church,” except for a few periods in some of the early colonies.

Church records in the United States began in the early 1600s. Unfortunately, the United States did not require a civil registration or recording of births, marriages, and deaths until into the 20th Century. Sometimes church records are the only records containing birth, marriage and death about individuals. Therefore, they are a valuable substitute when vital records do not exist.

Your ancestor may have changed denominations for reasons of convenience or conviction. When the family moved to a new community, they may have started attending a church located there, or they may have changed denominations by conversion.

For more information see the history of American Churches.

To learn more about the church records and their repositories, click on a state below.

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  • Directories by State
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        Panama Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

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        Provinces

        Indigenous Regions



        Learn more about the Guatemala Catholic Church Records collection.

        Access the Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977 records.

        Department
        City or Town
        Parish
        Alta Verapaz
        Cahabón

        Cobán
        San Cristóbal Verapaz
        San Juan Chamelco
        San Pedro Carchá
        Tactic

        Santa María

        Santo Domingo de Guzmán
        San Cristóbal
        San Juan Bautista
        San Pedro Carchá
        Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

        Baja Verapaz
        Cubulco

        El Chol
        Rabinal
        Salamá
        San Jerónimo
        San Miguel Chicaj

        Santiago Apóstol

        La Inmaculada Concepción
        San Pablo de Rabinal
        San Mateo
        San Jerónimo
        San Gabriel
        San Miguel

        Chiapas (Mexico)
        Amatenango de la Frontera

        Mazapa de Madero
        Motozintla

        Amatenango de la Frontera

        Mazapa de Madero
        Motozintla

        Chimaltenango
        Acatenango

        Comalapa
        Parramos
        Patzicía
        Patzún
        San Andrés Itzapa
        San Jacinto
        San José Poaquil
        San Martín Jilotepeque
        Santa Apolonia
        Santa Cruz Balanyá
        Tecpán
        Zaragoza

        San Bernabé

        San Juan Bautista
        Parramos
        Santiago
        San Bernardino
        San Andrés Itzapa
        Santa Ana
        San José Poaquil
        San Martín Obispo
        Santa Apolonia
        Santa Cruz
        San Francisco
        La Virgen del Pilar

        Chiquimula
        Chiquimula

        Jocotán
        Olopa
        Quezaltepeque

        Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

        Santiago
        Olopa
        San Francisco de Asís

        El Progreso
        El Progreso

        Morazán
        San Agustín Acasaguastlán
        Sanarate

        Santo Cristo de Esquipulas

        Inmaculada Concepción de María
        San Agustín
        Nuestra Señora del Rosario

        Escuintla
        Escuintla

        Palín

        San José
        Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa

        Nuestra Señora de Concepción

        Palín
        San Cristóbal
        Puerto San José
        Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa

        Guatemala
        Amatitlán

        Chimaltenango
        Guatemala







        Mixco
        Palencia
        Petapa
        San Andrés Sajcabajá
        San José Pinula
        San Juan Sacatepéquez
        San Pedro Sacatepéquez
        San Raimundo
        Santa Catarina Pinula
        Villa Canales
        Villa Nueva

        San Juan Bautista

        Santa Ana
        Archivo General de Centro América
        Arquidiócesis de Guatemala
        El Calvario
        El Sagrario
        Inmaculada Concepción
        La Providencia
        Nuestra Señora de Candelaria
        San Sebastián
        Santo Domingo
        Palencia
        San Miguel
        San Andrés Apóstol
        San José
        San Juan Bautista
        San Pedro Sacatepéquez
        San Raimundo de Peñafort
        Santa Catarina Pinula
        Villa Canales
        Concepción de María

        Huehuetenango
        Aguacatán

        Chiantla
        Colotenango
        Cuilco
        Huehuetenango


        Ixtahuacán
        Jacaltenango
        Malacatancito
        Soloma
        Tectitán

        Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación

        Nuestra Señora de Candelaria
        Santa María de la Asunción
        San Andrés
        La Inmaculada Concepción
        San Sebastián
        Santa Bárbara
        San Ildefonso
        Nuestra Señora de Candelaria
        Malacatancito
        San Pedro
        Tectitán

        Izabal
        Livingston
        Nuestra Señora del Rosario
        Jalapa
        Jalapa

        Mataquescuintla
        San Luis Jilotepeque
        San Pedro Pinula

        El Sagrario

        Santiago Apóstol
        San Luis Jilotepeque
        San Pedro y Virgen de Candelaria

        Jutiapa
        Asunción Mita

        Atescatempa
        Azacualpa
        Comapa
        Conguaco
        Jalpatagua
        Jutiapa
        Santa Catarina Mita
        Yupiltepeque

        Virgen de la Asunción

        Atescatempa
        Azacualpa
        Comapa
        San Pedro Apóstol
        Santo Tomás Apóstol
        San Cristóbal
        Santa Catarina Mita
        Yupiltepeque

        Petén
        Flores
        Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
        Quetzaltenango
        Almolonga

        Cantel
        Colomba
        Olintepeque
        Ostuncalco
        Quetzaltenango
        San Carlos Sija
        San Martín Sacatepéquez
        San Mateo
        San Miguel Sigüilá
        San Nicolás Quetzaltenango
        Santa María de Jesús
        Zunil

        San Pedro

        Nuestra Señora de los Angeles
        Señor de El Esquipulas
        San Juan Bautista
        San Juan Bautista
        El Espíritu Santo
        San Carlos Sija
        San Juan Bautista
        San Juan Bautista
        San Juan Bautista
        Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
        Espíritu Santo
        Santa Catalina de Alejandría

        Quiché
        Chichicastenango

        Chiché
        Chinique
        Joyabaj
        Patzité
        San Antonio Ilotenango
        San Sebastián Lemoa
        Santa Cruz del Quiché

        Santo Tomás

        Santo Tomás Apóstol
        Chinique
        Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
        Santa Cruz del Quiché
        San Antonio Ilotenango
        San Sebastián Lemoa
        Santa Cruz

        Retalhuleu
        Retalhuleu

        San Felipe
        San Sebastián

        San Antonio de Padua

        San Felipe Apóstol
        San Sebastián

        Sacatepéquez
        Alotenango

        Antigua Guatemala


        Ciudad Vieja
        Jocotenango
        Magdalena Milpas Altas
        Pastores
        San Bartolomé Becerra
        San Cristóbal El Bajo
        San Gaspar Vivar
        San Lorenzo El Tejar
        San Lucas Sacatepéquez
        San Mateo Milpas Altas
        San Miguel Dueñas
        San Miguel Milpas Altas
        San Pedro las Huertas
        Santa Isabel
        Santa Lucía Milpas Altas
        Santa María de Jesús
        Santiago Sacatepéquez
        Santo Domingo Xenacoj
        Santo Tomás Milpas Altas
        Sumpango

        Alotenango

        Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
        San José
        San Sebastián
        La Inmaculada Concepción
        San Bartolomé
        Magdalena Milpas Altas
        Pastores
        San Bartolomé Becerra
        San Cristóbal El Bajo
        San Gaspar Vivar
        San Lorenzo El Tejar
        San Lucas Sacatepéquez
        San Mateo Milpas Altas
        San Miguel Dueñas
        San Miguel Milpas Altas
        San Pedro las Huertas
        Santa Isabel
        Santa Lucía Milpas Altas
        El Dulce Nombre de Jesús
        Santiago Sacatepéquez
        Santo Domingo Xenacoj
        Santo Tomás Milpas Altas
        San Agustín

        San Marcos

        Malacatán
        Tacaná

        In Sololá, Sololá
        In Tectitán, Huehuetenango

        Santa Rosa
        Chiquimulilla

        Cuilapa
        Guazacapán
        Los Esclavos
        San Rafael las Flores
        Santa María Ixhuatán
        Santa Rosa de Lima

        Santa Cruz

        El Niño Dios
        Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
        Los Esclavos
        San Rafael las Flores
        Cuilapa
        Santa Rosa de Lima

        Sololá

        In this cell,
        Wiki persistently
        translates Sololá
        to "only the".

        Concepción

        Nahualá
        Panajachel
        San Andrés Semetabaj
        San Antonio Palopó
        San Jorge La Laguna
        San Juan La Laguna
        San Lucas Tolimán
        San Marcos La Laguna
        San Miguelito
        San Pablo La Laguna
        San Pedro La Laguna
        Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán
        Santa Catarina Palopó
        Santa Clara La Laguna
        Santa Cruz La Laguna
        Santa Lucía Utatlán
        Santa María Visitación
        Santiago Atitlán
        Sololá

        Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

        Santa Catarina de Alejandría
        Panajachel
        San Andrés Semetabaj
        San Antonio Palopó
        San Jorge La Laguna
        San Juan La Laguna
        San Lucas Tolimán
        San Marcos La Laguna
        San Miguelito
        San Pablo La Laguna
        San Pedro Apóstol
        Santa Catarina
        Santa Catarina Palopó
        Santa Clara La Laguna
        Santa Cruz La Laguna
        Santa Lucía
        Santa María Visitación
        Santiago el Mayor
        Diócesis de Sololá
        Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

        Suchitepéquez
        Cuyotenango

        Mazatenango
        Patulul

        Samayac
        San Andrés Villa Seca
        San Antonio Suchitepéquez
        San Bernardino
        San Gabriel
        Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez
        Santo Tomás La Union

        Señor de Esquipulas y Santos Reyes

        San Bartolomé Apóstol
        Santa Bárbara
        Santa María Magdalena
        Limpia Concepción
        San Andrés Villa Seca
        San Antonio de Padua
        San Bernardino
        San Gabriel
        Santo Domingo de Guzmán
        Santo Tomás

        Totonicapán
        Concepción Chiquirichapa

        Momostenango
        San Andrés Xecul
        San Bartolo
        San Cristóbal Totonicapán
        San Francisco El Alto
        Santa María Chiquimula
        Totonicapán

        Inmaculada Concepción

        Momostenango
        San Andrés Xecul
        San Bartolo
        Santiago Apóstol
        San Francisco de Asís
        La Natividad de la Virgen María
        San Miguel Arcángel

        Zacapa
        Gualán

        Zacapa

        San Miguel Arcángel

        San Pedro


        Probate Naturalization
        Divorce Debt
        Adoption Guardianship
        Licenses Appointment to public offices
        Taxes Civil and criminal lawsuits
        Property disputes Crimes


        Country of Origin Prominent Church Church in U.S.
        Denmark Lutheran Lutheran
        Finland Lutheran Lutheran
        France Roman Catholic Roman Catholic
        Germany Roman Catholic Roman Catholic
        Italy Roman Catholic Roman Catholic
        Latin Countries Roman Catholic Roman Catholic
        Norway Lutheran Lutheran
        Poland Roman Catholic Roman Catholic
        Scotland Church of Scotland Presbyterian
        Sweden Lutheran Lutheran
        England Church of England or Anglicans Protestant Episcopal

        Swedish Lutheran Congregations Created Before 1900[edit | edit source]

        Parishes with associated numbers refer to the . For parishes with an asterisk (*), see Stockholm County.

        Map Number(s): Parish:
        3-7, 13 Adolf Fredrik
        18-20 Allmänna arbetsinrättningen
        9, 11-12 Allmänna institutet å Manilla för dövstumma och blinda
        3-5 Allmänna försörjningsinrättningen
        16 Allmänna straffängelset
        3-7, 13 Barnhus Församlingen
        8, 13 Brunkeberg
        * Brännkyrka
        16 Centralfängelset
        9-12 Djurgårdens Landsförsamling
        6-7, 14 Domkyrkoförsamling
        6-7, 14 Finska
        9-12 Hedvig Eleonora
        Map Number(s): Parish:
        8, 13 Jakob och Johannes
        18-20 Katarina
        6-7 Klara
        1-2 Kungsholm
        8, 13 Kungsbacksförsamlingen
        12 Ladugårdslandet
        15-17 Maria Magdalena
        14 Riddarholmen
        3-5 Sabbatsberg fattighus
        15-17 Straff- och arbetsfängelset å Norrmalm
        14 Sankt Nikolai
        3-7, 13 Sankt Olof
        9 Skeppsholm
        * Spånga
        6-7, 14 Storkyrkoförsamlingen
        1-2 Ulrika Eleonora

        Provinces and Municipalities[edit | edit source]

        Genealogy records are kept on the province and municipality level in Vietnam. Click on a province or municipality below to go to the province or municipality Wiki article listing more information.


        Bắc Ninh
        Hà Nam
        Hải Dương
        Hưng Yên
        Nam Định
        Ninh Bình
        Thái Bình
        Vĩnh Phúc
        Hanoi (municipality)
        Hai Phong (municipality)


        Bắc Giang
        Bắc Kạn
        Cao Bằng
        Hà Giang
        Lạng Sơn
        Lào Cai
        Phú Thọ
        Quảng Ninh
        Thái Nguyên
        Tuyên Quang
        Yên Bái


        Điện Biên
        Hòa Bình
        Lai Châu
        Sơn La


        Hà Tĩnh
        Nghệ An
        Quảng Bình
        Quảng Trị
        Thanh Hóa
        Thừa Thiên–Huế


        Đắk Lắk
        Đắk Nông
        Gia Lai
        Kon Tum
        Lâm Đồng


        Bình Định
        Bình Thuận
        Khánh Hòa
        Ninh Thuận
        Phú Yên
        Quảng Nam
        Quảng Ngãi
        Da Nang (municipality)


        Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu
        Bình Dương
        Bình Phước
        Đồng Nai
        Tây Ninh
        Ho Chi Minh City (municipality)


        An Giang
        Bạc Liêu
        Bến Tre
        Cà Mau
        Đồng Tháp
        Hậu Giang
        Kiên Giang
        Long An
        Sóc Trăng
        Tiền Giang
        Trà Vinh
        Vĩnh Long
        Cần Thơ (municipality)