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María Elena, Tocopilla, Chile Genealogy

Guide to Commune of María Elena ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.


  • The municipality of María Elena was founded in 1979, based on the extraction of saltpeter.
  • Originally, the name of the country was Coya Norte.
  • In 2007, a strong earthquake with epicenter 80 km north of María Elena destroyed many buildings of the commune.
  • The María Elena commune has a population of approximately 4,600 people.[1].

Civil Registration

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Parish Records


  • Cementerio de María Elena


  • Quillagua
  • Rica Aventura
  • Toco
  • Francisco Vergara
  • Pedro de Valdivia


  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Calama," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, . Visited 14 November 2017