Guatemala Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Problem 1 - Misleading search paths for Canalitos

Prior to 1938 Canalitos was an independent municipio in the Department of Guatemala. It is now (2011) a zona in Guatemala City. For example, Following the search path Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934-Guatemala-Canalitos-Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios) will take you to record sets for Canalitos however when you click on the link it opens to images showing the search path Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934-Guatemala-Guatemala-Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios), you will find by advancing through the images that all records are for the independent municipio of Canalitos. This problem applies to these Canalitos links: Información matrimonial 1893-1913 (incluye matrimonios), Información matrimonial 1913-1925 (incluye matrimonios), Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios), and Nacimientos 1878-1923.

Problem 2 - Misleading search paths for Guatemala City

Following the search path Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934-Guatemala-Guatemala-Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios) will display the correct search path on the first image but as you advance through the images the search path will show Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-1934-Guatemala-Canalitos-Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios) and you will see that they are not Guatemala City records but are all records for the independent municipio of Canalitos. This is because prior to 1938 Canalitos was an independent municipio in the Department of Guatemala. It is now (2011) a zona in Guatemala City. This problem applies to these Guatemala City links: Información matrimonial 1893-1913 (incluye matrimonios), Información matrimonial 1913-1925 (incluye matrimonios), Información matrimonial 1925-1930 (incluye matrimonios), and Nacimientos 1878-1923.