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The FamilySearch moderator for Nicaragua is Dwsmith2

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.

Step 1. In column 1 select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need. Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the FamilySearch Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful. Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Civil Registration Church Records
Birth date Civil Registration Church Records
Birthplace Civil Registration Church Records
Boundaries and origins Maps Gazetteers, History
Customs History, Minorities Social Life and Customs
Country of foreign birth Civil Registration Emigration and Immigration
Death information Civil Registration Church Records
Divorce Court Records Civil Registration
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic background Church Records Emigration and Immigration
Historical background History, Encyclopedia and Dictionaries Gazetteers, Periodicals
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration Naturalization and Citizenship
Living relatives Directories
Maiden name Church Records Civil Registration
Marriage information Civil Registration Church Records
Naming customs History Social Life and Customs
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship Court Records
Occupations Civil Records Census
Parents Civil Registration Church Records
Physical description Military Records Emigration and Immigration
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps
Places of residence Civil Registration Church Records, Census, Biography
Previous research Genealogy, Biography Periodicals
Religion Church Records Census
Social activities Social Life and Customs History