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MEXICO, THE CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

This page is a partial listing of free online resources for finding birth records for Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Some of the webpages are government or library sites, while others are sponsored by religious or genealogy groups. Some sites, such as the Mormon (LDS) Family History resources and a few government sites, allow their visitors to view and download certificates for free. But, in most other cases, you will need to order copies of birth certificates from the appropriate county, state, or national government office.

Many of the databases at FamilySearch which are listed below are indexes of information obtained from records which have been filmed by the LDS church. In those instances where the records are not yet online, films can be viewed at Family History Centers or, to learn how to order very inexpensive photocopies before the records get put online, see our ordering tips page.

Many of these sites also allow you to search for marriages and deaths as well, but this page will only discuss births and baptisms.

If you do not find what you need at the free sites listed below, check out our discussions about other general birth records resources on our main Birth Records Page. You may want to also search the Rootsweb Mailing Lists Archiver to see if anyone has transcribed newspaper birth announcements for the area you are interested in.

For more complete, up to date lists of birth and baptismal databases for this area at FamilySearch, see the menus at the primary FamilySearch site for Mexico and for Central and South America. If these FamilySearch menus do not work for you, or you encounter problems using their site, please read about the FamilySearch sites on our Birth Records home page for more information about the FamilySearch sites and how to deal with problems using them.

You may also wish to surf through the more comprehensive list of both free and paid birth and baptismal record sites on Cyndi's List.

Note that we have removed the direct links to the Search Labs and Pilot search pages at FamilySearch for Mexico, Central and South America which were previously listed below, because all those search pages have been removed by FamilySearch from their website. If you are unhappy with the new search, the best we can recommend is to write to them, or post a complaint. For more details, see the sections below about the FamilySearch sites.

If you find, or know of, any free birth index or birth records webpages not listed below, or find any errors or broken links, please email that information to me so we can make this page a more useful resource for everyone. And if you want to learn about what other kinds of truly free genealogy resources there are which you can access from home, see our resources page.

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MEXICO

The LDS site has many databases with birth and baptismal records from Mexico, and they are continuing to add more and more records. For an up to date list of all such databases for Mexico at FamilySearch, go here.

Mexico Baptisms 1560-1950 - searchable, but more recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Images also available for browsing but registration may be required to view them. Be sure to also search the other Church Records databases listed below for Mexico, which have additional records.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473011 (requires javascript)

FamilySearch has a browsable (not yet indexed) database including Church Record images from Aguascalientes, Baja California, Campech, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas, including records from as early as the 1600's. You may need to sign in to view images. Be sure to also search the Baptism databases listed immediately above and below, which have additional records for Mexico.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1410092 (requires javascript)

Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859-1961. Browsable images including birth records (nacimientos) from civil registration offices in the state of Aguascalientes. The collection has only been partially indexed, so you can try name or place searches, but the index is not complete. Years of coverage of births for the images vary by municipality, and more images will be added as time goes on.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2072126 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records, 1620-1962. Browse images including baptisms. Years of coverage will vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1502404 (requires Javascript)

Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1860-1934. Browse images including civil birth registrations. Records are handwritten in Spanish, and years covered will vary by location. For more details about this database, see it's FamilySearch Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916086 (Javascript required)

Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984. Browse images including baptisms. Years of coverage vary widely by locale.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1506640 (requires Javascript)

Campeche, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1860-1926. Browse images of civil birth registrations. Includes records from Becal, Calkiní, Campeche, Champotón, Ciudad del Carmen, Lerma and San Francisco. Years covered vary by locale. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916245 (requires Javascript)

Chiapas, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978. FamilySearch has browsable images from Chiapas; database includes baptisms. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1616412 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Campeche, Catholic Church Records, 1638-1944. Browse images including baptisms. Years of coverage vary widely by location.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473200 (requires Javascript)

Chiapas, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1861-1990. FamilySearch has over a million browsable images of civil registration records from Chiapas, years of coverage for births will vary by location. Some records include names of parents, some do not. For more information about this collection, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916246 (requires Javascript)

Chihuahua, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1997. Browse images of civil registrations of births (Registro Civil del Estado de Chihuahua, México). Records are handwritten in Spanish, and years covered vary by area. To learn about this collection, see it's FamilySearch Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922462 (Javascript required)

Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958. Browse images of church records including baptisms. Years of coverage for baptisms varies by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1521780 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration (Registro Civil del Estado de Coahuila, México), 1861-1998. FamilySearch has browsable images of civil registration records, including births, but years of coverage will vary by location within the state of Coahuila. And, in this particular collection, until they correct the problem, you will find that the pages appear in reverse order, and will need to go to image 380 to find the beginning of the roll. For other information about the records, see the wiki page for this collection, and you can also see it's known issues page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916233 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978. You can either use search boxes or browse church record images including baptisms. Years of coverage will vary widely by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1502401 (requires Javascript)

Colima, Mexico: Civil Registration 1860-1997. FamilySearch has browsable images of birth records from about 1860 on into the 1900's, exact years covered vary by town. Includes records for Armería, Colima, Comala, Coquimatlán, Cuauhtémoc, Ixtlahuacán, Manzanillo, Minatitlán, Tecomán and Villa de Alvarez. For more information about this collection, see it's FamilySearch Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916241 (Javascript required)

Mexico, Colima, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969. Browse images of church records, including baptisms (bautismos) up to 1969. Precise years of coverage for baptisms will vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1508604 (requires Javascript)

Distrito Federal, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1832-2005. Browse images including birth registrations. Years of coverage vary by location, most towns have births, but some seem not to have birth books available for browsing when we tested this collection in December 2011. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923424 (requires Javascript)

Distrito Federal, Mexico - FamilySearch has indexed Births and Baptisms from Catholic Church Records for about 1886-1933. The images are also available for browsing online. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1615259 (requires javascript)

Durango, Mexico - FamilySearch has Civil Registrations including births from the State of Durango, from 1861 onwards. These browsable images are of records written in Spanish and no computer index has been generated yet for the database. Learn more by reading the Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916235 (Javascript required)

Mexico, Durango, Catholic Church Records, 1604-1985. Browse images of church records, including baptisms. We found baptisms up to about 1939 but precise years of coverage will vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1554576 (requires Javascript)

Guanajuato and Michoacán, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1984. Browsable images of Catholic parish records including baptisms from at least 60 towns in the state of Guanajuato. Images from the state of Michoacán are not all online yet, do include records from at least 4 towns in Michoacán: Michoacán, Tuzantla, Zacapú, Zinapécuaro de Figueroa. Years covered may vary by location. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1860831 (requires Javascript)

Guanajuato, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1862-1930. Browse images including births with names of parents, all in Spanish. Precise years of coverage will vary by town. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922031 (requires Javascript)

Guerrero, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1833-1996. Browse images including birth registrations. Years and extent of coverage vary by locality within the state of Guerrero. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1918291 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Guerrero, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979. Browse images of church records including baptisms from the state of Guerrero. Years of coverage for baptisms will vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1823323 (requires Javascript)

Hidalgo, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1861-1967. Browse images including civil birth registrations with names of parents. Precise years available vary by location. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1919702 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971. You can either browse images or do a text search for baptisms in this collection. Years of coverage for baptisms (bautismos) vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1804358 (requires Javascript)

Jalisco, Mexico: Catholic Church Records (Registros Paroquiales del Estado de Jalisco, México) from 1599 onwards, years covered for baptisms will vary by locality, some up to 1957 or even more recent. These browsable images of parish records are handwritten in Spanish, and are not yet indexed for search by surname. For more information about the data set, see it's Wiki page. Records may continue to be added, so check back in a month or two if you do not find what you are looking for today. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1874591 (Javascript required)

Jalisco, Mexico: FamilySearch has Civil Registration records from 1857-2000. These browsable images include births, but more recent records may not be available due to privacy restrictions and years covered will also depend on exact locale. For more information about this collection, see its Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1918187 (Javascript required)

Mexico, México Estado, Civil Registration, 1861-1941. FamilySearch has browsable images of birth registrations in the State of Mexico, not yet indexed for automated searching. To learn about using this collection, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916244 (Javascript required)

State of Mexico, Catholic Church Records (Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de México, México), 1567-1970. Browsable images. Years covered will vary by parish. To learn more about this collection, read the Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1837908 (Javascript required)

Michoacán, México, Catholic Church Records from 1579-1992. FamilySearch has browsable images including births. Years covered will vary by parish. Records are primarily in Spanish but may contain some Latin. For more details, see the FamilySearch Wiki page for this collection. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1883388 (Javascript required)

Michoacán, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1859-1940. FamilySearch has browsable images of birth registrations for about 90 municipalities in Michoacan, not yet indexed for automated searching. Years of coverage will vary for each municipality, we did find some birth records for up to 1930. To learn about using this collection, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916243 (Javascript required)

Morelos, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1969. As of April 6, 2011, database only had browsable images of baptism records from the parish of San Francisco De Asis, near Amacuzac in the State of Morelos, Mexico. More records and municipalities are likely to be added so check back once in a while. You can also can see the FamilySearch wiki page for more information about the database. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1837907 (requires Javascript)

Nayarit, Mexico: Civil Registration (Registro Civil del Estado de Nayarit, México) 1868-2001. FamilySearch has browsable images of birth registrations. Years covered with vary by locality, and may change as more records are added to the database. To learn about this collection, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916242 (Javascript required)

Nayarit, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967. Browsable images of Catholic parish records including baptisms from at least 31 towns in the state of Nayarit. Years covered may vary by location. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1883377 (requires Javascript)

Nuevo León, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1859-1962. Browsable images of civil registration records from the state (estado) of Nuevo Leon, including births. Includes names of parents. Years covered vary by locale. For more details about the data set, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916238 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981. Browse images including baptisms. Precise years of coverage for baptisms will vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473204 (requires Javascript)

Oaxaca, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1861-2002. Browse images including birth registrations with names of parents. Years covered vary by location, more recent births may not be listed. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923401 (requires Javascript)

Oaxaca, Mexico: Catholic Church Records (Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Oaxaca, México) for 1703-1964. Browsable images, no surname search yet. Years covered will vary by location. To learn more about this set of records, read it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1909191 (Javascript required)

Puebla, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1861-1930 Browsable images of civil registration records, including births. Years covered vary by locale within the state of Puebla. For more details about the data set, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1918287 (requires Javascript)

Puebla, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970. The LDS site has browsable images of church records from Puebla, including baptisms. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906 (requires Javascript)

Queretaro, Mexico: Civil Registration (Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México), 1864-2005 FamilySearch has browsable images of birth registrations, not yet indexed for automated searching. More recent birth records may be protected due to privacy laws; years covered will also vary by location. For more information about this data set, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922415 (Javascript required)

Querétaro, Mexico: Catholic Church Records, including christenings for 1636-1930. Browsable images, not yet indexed for searching by name. Precise years covered will vary by location, in some cases may be more recent than 1930 (e.g., 1959 in La Cañada). For more information about the data set, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1881200 (Javascript required)

Quintana Roo: Civil Registration, 1866-1902. FamilySearch has browsable images of birth registrations, not yet indexed for automated searching, for the state of Quintana Roo. To learn about using this collection, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916247 (Javascript required)

San Luis Potosí, Mexico:Civil Registration. FamilySearch has browsable images of civil birth registrations from about 1859 to 2000. Actual years covered will vary by municipality within the state. For more details about this data set, see the Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916239 (Javascript required)

San Luis Potosi, Mexico: Catholic Church Records ( Registros Paroquiales del Estado de San Luis Potosí) 1586-1970. Browsable images including baptisms, years covered will vary by locality within the state. To learn more about this collection, see the Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1860864 (Javascript required)

Mexico, Sinaloa, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968. Browse images of church records which include baptisms. Years of coverage vary by parish, but some do go into the 1900s.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473206 (requires Javascript)

Sonora, Mexico: Civil Registration (Registro Civil del Estado de Sonora), 1861-1995. Browsable images of civil birth registrations, years of coverage will vary by locality within the state of Sonora. For more information about the collection, see it's Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1918289 (Javascript required)

Mexico, Sonora, Catholic Church Records, 1657-1994. Browsable images which include books of baptisms. Years of coverage vary widely by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473203 (requires Javascript)

Tabasco, Mexico: Catholic Church Records (Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Tabasco) 1803-1970. Browsable images, including records from Comalcalco, Cárdenas, Frontera, Huimanguillo and Villahermosa. Years covered will vary by parish. To learn more, see the Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1909106 (Javascript required)

Tamaulipas, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1800-2002. Browse images including birth registrations with names of parents. Years covered vary by location, we found births up to at least 1930. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916237 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Tamaulipas, Catholic Church Records, 1703-1964. Browse images including baptisms. Years of coverage for baptisms vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1790934 (requires Javascript)

Tlaxcala and Aguascalientes Provinces - FamilySearch has browsable civil registration index images, including births primarily in the 1800s (browse only, not indexed yet). Other provinces may get added to the database. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1658994 (requires javascript)

Mexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994. Browse images including baptisms. Years of coverage are different for each parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1837905 (requires Javascript)

Veracruz, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1821-1949. Browse images including birth registrations with names of parents. Years covered vary by location. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922413 (requires Javascript)

Veracruz, Mexico: Catholic Church Records 1593-1970. Browsable images including baptisms, time period different for each parish. To learn about this collection, see it's Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1883382 (Javascript required)

Yucatán, Mexico: Civil Registration. 1860-1926. Browse images including birth registrations with names of parents. Years of coverage vary for each locale within the state of Yucatan. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916248 (requires Javascript)

Yucatan, Mexico: Catholic Church Records 1543-1970. Browsable images from the state of Yucatan, including baptisms. Years covered vary by parish. You can read the Wiki page about this collection. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1909116 (Javascript required)

Zacatecas, Mexico: Civil Registration, 1860-2000. Browsable images of civil registration records, including births. Years covered vary by locale within the state of Zacatecas. For more details about using this data set, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916240 (requires Javascript)

Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980. Browsable image collection. Years and extent of coverage for baptisms varies widely by parish, but some books include records in the 1900s.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1804458 (requires Javascript)

CENTRAL AMERICA

We have found very few free birth records information databases for this area. Please do write if you have any suggestions.

And, for the most up to date list of FamilySearch databases for this area, go here.

COSTA RICA

Costa Rica Church Records 1595-1992. Records have been indexed.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1460016 (requires Javascript)

Index to about 176,000 births and baptisms from selected localities in Costa Rica for about 1700-1915. The time period varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520624 (requires javascript)

EL SALVADOR

FamilySearch has indexed baptisms in El Salvador from a few selected localities for about 1750-1930. The time period covered varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1584970 (requires javascript)

El Salvador: Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977. Browse images from Ahuachapán, Cabañas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlán, La Libertad, San Miguel, San Salvador, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, and Usulután. Years covered for baptisms will vary by locality. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582 (requires Javascript)

El Salvador, Civil Registration Records. FamilySearch has browsable images of civil registration ledger books which include births. As of March 2011, only births from the city of San Salvador, El Salvador for the years 1867-1910 were online. Ongoing project, more records to be added. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1821208 (requires Javascript)

GUATEMALA

FamilySearch has indexed about 466,000 selected baptisms in Guatemala for about 1730-1917. The time period covered varies by locality. Includes baptisms in Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Chimaltenango, Chiquimula, Huehuetenango, Jutiapa and Quezaltenango.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520627 (requires javascript)

Family search has indexed Catholic baptism records from Sagrario parish in Guatemala City for the years 1898-1920. The images are online and searchable. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1614809 (requires Javascript)

Guatemala Civil Registration Records 1877-1934 - browsable images include events in the provinces of Guatemala, Huehuetenango and San Marcos. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1682771 (requires javascript)

HONDURAS

Index to over 215,000 selected baptisms in the Honduras from about 1730 on into the early 1900s. The time period covered varies by locality. Includes baptisms in Choluteca, Colón, Comayagua, Copán, El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, Honduras, Intibucá, La Paz, Lempira, Ocotepeque, Olancho and Valle.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520634 (requires javascript)

Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968. Browsable images including birth registrations (nacimientos). Not indexed for text searches by name. Years of coverage for births vary widely by town, and more images will be added as they become available.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection /2135627 (requires Javascript)

Honduras, Francisco Morazán, Tegucigalpa, parish of San Miguel, baptisms, 1895-1931. The records have been indexed, but images can also be browsed. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1823595 (requires javascript)

NICARAGUA

Civil birth registrations under the civil office of Managua, Nicaragua - both images and index of the records from 1879 forwards. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1601210 (requires javascript)

Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960. Browsable images of records from the archdiocese of Managua including baptisms (bautismos) covering most of the years from 1753-1960.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432 (requires Javascript)

PANAMA

Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973. Includes baptisms. FamilySearch has browsable images, not yet indexed. Exact years covered will vary by locale. For more information, see the Wiki page for this collection. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1913397 (Javascript required)

FamilySearch has indexed 234,605 births and baptisms from Panama from various selected localities, ranging from around 1750 on into the 1900's.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520637 (requires javascript)

SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA

The British Settlers in Argentina and Uruguay: studies in 19th and 20th century emigration website has births and baptisms for a variety of faiths including Anglican, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Scots Churches in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Entre Rios, Patagonia, and Santa Fe. Years covered vary by church and location, but some records are as early as 1825 and as recent as 1910. The site has a lot of databases, and you can either use the FreeFind search box provided there, or modify this FreeFind Site Search to include your name, church, and/or location of interest.

http://www.argbrit.org/

GeneaNet is a family tree site that also has a user submitted index consisting of 67 extracts from birth and baptismals from San Martín de las Escobas in Santa Fe, Argentina from 1889 - 1947. Click on Santa Fe and then San Martín de las Escobas using the first, short URL to go through several screens, or use the second longer URL to go directly to the data.

http://www.geneanet.org/archives/releves/?country=ARG
 
http://www.geneanet.org/archives/releves/search_etat_civil.php?clef=dep_20&ref=sanmarescb&lang=en

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FamilySearch Collections with Argentine Births and Baptisms

FamilySearch has many collections from Argentina containing births and baptisms. The first collection listed below includes many areas. The collections following them are for specific geographic areas and in alphabetical order.

Note that Catholic Church Records from Argentina were previously in one collection (number 1473201) but have now been split into separate collections by locale, and the old combined collection is no longer available. So if you do not know where in Argentina your ancestor was baptized and you do not find them in the index listed immediately below, you will, unfortunately, need to browse all the Catholic collections for Argentina, or wait until the collections have been indexed for searching by name.

FamilySearch has indexed over 4 million Baptisms in Argentina for about 1645-1930, from Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Chaco, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, and Tucumán. Exact years covered vary by locality, and more localities may be added.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520570 (requires javascript)

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981. Browse images including baptisms and baptismal indices from the Province of Buenos Aires. Years of coverage vary by locale, but we only found baptism records up to 1921 and indices of bautismos to 1929. More recent records indicated in name of collection are marriages or deaths.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1972912 (requires Javascript)

Capital Federal, Argentina: Catholic Church Records, 1737-1989. Browse images including baptisms for the city of Buenos Aires. Nineteen parishes are included, years covered vary by parish, but baptismal records tend to only be available up to about 1921 at the best. Collection has been partially indexed for searching, indexing is in process.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974184 (requires Javascript)

Catamarca, Argentina: Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971. Browse images including baptisms from Ancasti, Andalgalá, Belén, Catamarca, Chumbicha, La Merced, Recreo, San José, Santa María, Saujil, and Tinogasta in the province of Catamarca. Years of baptisms included are different for each parish, but tend to only be available into the early 1920's. The more recent years indicated in name of collection are marriages or deaths.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974178 (requires Javascript)

Chaco, Argentina: Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955. Browse images including baptisms from Santa Margarita Parish in Las Palmas for 1902-1921, and the parish of San Fernando Rey in Resistencia for 1882-1920. The more recent dates indicated in the name of the collection are marriages.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974180 (requires Javascript)

Chubut, Argentina: Catholic Church Records, 1884-1974. Browse images including baptisms from the parish of Maria Auxiliadora in Rawson for 1884-1927. The later records (to 1974) in this collection are marriages.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974181 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977. Browse images from the Diocesan archives in the province of Corrientes, including baptisms in about 19 cities and pueblos. Years covered will vary by parish and more recent records are not included for baptisms due to privacy constraints. We found baptisms up to about 1920.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974. Search by name or browse through images of Catholic parish records and handwritten indices from many cities and towns in the Provincia de Córdoba. Years of baptismal records available vary widely by parish and generally do not cover the full range of dates indicated in the official name of the collection. We only found baptisms for 1747-1929 but did not browse all parishes, so you could possibly find records for before 1747 or after 1929, but most are from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. Not all records have been indexed yet, so try browsing the record books if you do not find your ancestor when you perform a text search.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974182 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983. Browse images including baptisms up to about 1922 from about seventeen towns in the province of Entre Rios. Years of coverage vary by town and parish, more recent baptism records are not available due to privacy constraints. The more recent records indicated in collection name are marriages and deaths.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974185 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975. Browse images from the province of Jujuy, including baptisms from parishes in Cochinoca, El Carmen, Humahuaca, Rinconada, San Antonio, San Pedro, San Salvador de Jujuy, Santa Catalina, Tilcara, Tumbaya, and Yaví. Years of coverage will vary by parish, most baptismal record sets go up to about 1921, but we did find a baptism index going up to 1945. The 1975 year given in the collection title is for marriages.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974186 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, La Pampa, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1976. Browse images of baptismal records from General Acha, Intendente Alvear, Santa Rosa, Telén, and Victorica in La Pampa. Years covered vary by parish, but baptisms only available to 1922. The more recent 1976 records in this collection are marriages.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974187 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970. Browse images including baptisms from Aimogasta, Anillaco, Chilecito, Famatina, Olta, Tama, and Villa Unión. Years of baptismal records available vary widely by parish, and we only found baptisms in this collection for the years 1737 through 1924. The more recent records indicated in the collection title would be marriages or deaths.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974188 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975. Browse images including baptisms for 18 towns in the province of Mendoza. Years covered vary by parish, but we did find some bautismos up to 1934. Collection has been partially indexed for searching, indexing is in process.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974189 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975. Browse images from the province of Misiones including baptismal records for Apóstoles, Concepción de lo Sierra and Posadas to about 1921, and baptism indices to 1950-1960. Precise years of coverage vary by parish and type of record. The 1975 date indicated in collection name are for other record types.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974190 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Neuquén, Catholic Church Records, 1883-1977. Browse images from Chos Malal, Junín de los Andes, and Neuquén including baptisms. Years of coverage differ by locale for baptismal records and indexes, but some baptism indexes do go up to 1950. The 1977 date shown in collection title refers to marriages or deaths.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974191 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Río Negro, Catholic Church Records, 1880-1977. Browse images including baptisms in General Conesa, Guardia Mitre, Luis Beltrán and Viedma. Years of baptismal records vary by locale, but some go up to 1925. Baptism indices range up to 1977, also depending on the locale.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974192 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Salta, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1972. Browse images including baptisms from Campo Santo, Chicoana and Rosario de la Frontera up to 1922. Precise years of coverage vary by parish.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974193 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975. Browse images including baptisms from the provincias of Albardón, Jáchal, Pocito, Rivadavia, San Agustín de Valle Fértil, San Juan, Villa Colón and Villa del Salvador. Precise years of baptisms available vary by parish but we found baptismal records up to 1922 and a baptismal index up to 1956. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974194 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964. Browse images from Rio Gallegos including baptismal records for 1886-1923 and baptismal indices for 1886-1949. The records up to 1964 mentioned in title of collection are marriages.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974195 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975. Browse images from over sixty cities and towns, including baptisms into at least the 1920's, but actual years of baptismal records available vary by parish. This collection is currently being indexed and is partly searchable.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974196 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961. Browse images including baptisms from Loreto, Mailín, Pellegrini, Salavina, Santiago del Estero, Sumampa, Suncho Corral, Villa Atamisqui and Villa La Punta. Years of baptismal records available vary by parish. We found baptismal records up to 1923 and a baptismal index up to 1936.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974197 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Catholic Church Records, 1894-1950. Browse images including baptisms from Río Grande up to 1950 and from Ushuaia up to 1950.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974198 (requires Javascript)

Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955. Browse images including baptisms in Alderetes, Concepción, Cruz Alta, Famaillá, Graneros, Medinas, Monteros, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tafí del Valle, Trancas, Villa Luján and Villa de Leales. Precise years of baptisms vary by parish. We found baptismal records up to about 1922 for most areas but also some going up to 1939.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1974199 (requires Javascript)

BOLIVIA

Index of selected Baptisms in Bolivia 1560-1938. This record set is based on the International Genealogical Index (IGI). The time period varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520550

Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996. Browse handwritten records of baptisms (bautismos), in Spanish, from Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Potosí, Santa Cruz, and Tarija. Dates vary by parish, most that have baptismal records only go to about 1920, but we found one going up to as recent as 1946 in Santa Cruz.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463 (requires Javascript)

BRAZIL

FamilySearch has indexed selected Baptisms in Brazil from about 1688-1935. The time period varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1500708 (requires javascript)

Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007. Browsable images Years of coverage for baptisms (batismos) vary widely between parishes. Collection is a work in progress, so do check again in a few months.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177272 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971. Browsable images of Catholic Church records including baptisms. Collection is a work in progress and years of coverage for baptisms vary widely by parish.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2175764 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records, 1673-1962. Browsable images of Catholic Church records including baptisms. Years of coverage for baptisms vary widely for those parishes which do have baptismal records online in this collection, and, as of February 2014, only about half the municipalities listed have baptismal records online. We did find books with baptisms for parishes in Coroatá, Humberto de Campos, Itapecuru Mirim, Paço do Lumiar, Rosário, São José de Ribamar, São Luís, São Miguel and Vinhaisr. But other baptismal records may get added to this collection later, so do check back in a month or two if you do not find the records you are looking for.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177273 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2011. Browse images of detailed civil registration records of births, including names and ages of parents. Earlier records are handwritten, more recent records are typed. As of November 2012, includes records of nascimentos (births) from Terceiro Ofício, Cuiabá for November 1901 through June 1923 Jun and from 2º Tabelião, Várzea Grande for January 1900 through February 2012. More images will be added to collection; start browsing to see current list of available records.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2001286 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999. Browsable images of Catholic church records, including baptisms. Not all parishes in the collection have baptisms online, and years of coverage for baptisms vary widely by parish for those parishes which do have records online. But this is an ongoing project, check back if you do not find the records you are looking for.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177275 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008. Browsable images of Catholic church records, including baptisms. Not all parishes in the collection have baptisms online, and years of coverage for baptisms vary widely by parish for those parishes which do have records online. This is an ongoing project, check back if you do not find the records you are looking for.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177282 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996. Browsable images including civil birth registrations and indexes. Years of coverage and type of records available vary widely by locality within Paraná. As of February 2014, most of the local registration offices we checked did not have births, but additional images will be added as time goes on, so do check back if you do not find the records you are looking for.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2002. Browsable images of Catholic Church Records, including baptisms. Years of coverage and availability of baptismal records online vary by parish. Collection is not yet complete, so check back to see if the records you are interested in have been added.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177286 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Paraíba, Civil Registration, 1879-2007. Browsable images including civil birth registrations. The years of coverage and type of records for births (nacimentos vs. indices) vary between registration offices, but collection does include recent birth records. Collection is a work in progress.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2015754 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976. Browse images including baptisms. Years of coverage online vary by parish.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177288 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002. Browsable images including baptisms.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177293 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013. Searchable index along with browsable images, of civil registration records including births, in the state of Pernambuco. Not all localities have birth records included online yet, and those that do, may have just images of birth indexes, or also have the birth registrations as well.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016195 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1890-2012. Includes browsable images of birth registration records from the state of Piauí, not indexed for automated searches. More images to be added when available, and years of coverage vary widely by location. We found birth registrations (nascimentos) for 1921 through 2011 in Cartório Dedeus C. Lages, Esperantina , and for 1901 through 1965 in Cartório Meneses, Piracuruca.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2001150 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Catholic Church Records, 1616-1980. Browse Images of Catholic Church records including baptisms. Years of coverage for baptisms will vary widely by parish and generally do not include all the years implied by the official name of the collection. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1719212 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012. FamilySearch has indexed selected Civil Registration Records in Brazil from Paraná, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, and Santa Catarina for about 1870 onwards which include birth registrations. The images are available online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1582573 (requires javascript)

Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967. Browsable images of Catholic Church records including books of baptisms. Years of coverage vary by municipality, with the batismos for Caicó starting in 1803, but for Acari, Currais Novos, Jardim do Seridó, Jucurutu and Serra Negra do Norte, the books start in the mid to late 1800s. And, for Cruzeta, Florânia and Parelhas, the baptism books only include records for the 1900s. But collection is a work in progress, so check back for additional years.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177294 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980. Browse images including civil registrations of births in the state of Rio Grand do Sul. Includes birth records from many dozens of municipalities, including Canoas, Caxias do Sul, Novo Hamburgo, Pelotas, Rio Grande, Santa Maria da Boca do Monte, São Leopoldo and Viamão. Birth records from the 1800s will be found in books listed as Registros Diversos, for those cities having them online thus far, and some of the books go back to 1823, despite the title of this collection. And quite a few towns have books of Diversos for about 1871-1891. The most recent birth records we found were listed in books of Nacimentos, and were generally only for the years in the range of 1928-1933, with most cities having recent births only having 1929-1931 online as of November 2012. Years of birth records currently available in this collection definitely vary by locale, and more will be added to this collection as they become available.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1985805 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952. Browsable images of church records not yet indexed for computerized searching. Collection is a work in progress, years of coverage for baptisms will vary widely by locality but check back if the baptisms you are looking for are no online yet.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177295 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977. Browse or search for Catholic baptismal records in the state of Santa Catarina. Collection is a work in progress, so check back if you do not find the records you are looking for.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177296 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999. Browse images of civil registration records in the state of Santa Catarina, including birth registrations. Note that collection is a work in progress and birth registrations are online (as of February 2014) only for small portion of the towns listed in drill down menus, some of these towns have just birth indexes, some have detailed birth registrations.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994. Browsable images of Catholic church records, including baptisms.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177298 (requires Javascript)

Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012. Browse images of Catholic church records which include books of baptisms. Years of coverage vary widely for each parish and diocese, depending on the availability of baptismal record images and whether they have been placed online yet.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177299 (requires Javascript)

CHILE

FamilySearch has indexed over 2 million baptisms in selected localities in Chile for about 1585-1932. The time period varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520549 (requires javascript)

FamilySearch has Concepcion - Civil Registration records, including births from municipios of Santa Juana and Lota 1885-1903. Searchable index as well as browsable images. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1630787 (requires Javascript) Problems with Beta?

COLUMBIA

FamilySearch has indexed about 600,000 baptisms in selected localities in Colombia from about 1630-1950. The time period varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520607 (requires javascript)

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010. Search by name or browse through images of Catholic parish records including handwritten indices. Years of baptismal records available vary widely by parish and generally do not cover the full range of dates indicated in the official name of the collection. We only found baptisms for 1895-1993 but did not browse all parishes, so you could possibly find records for other years but most are from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. Not all records have been indexed yet, so try browsing the record books if you do not find your ancestor when you perform a text search. For more information about this database, see it's FamilySearch wiki page.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975 (requires javascript)

ECUADOR

Index to about 600,000 baptisms in Ecuador from a few selected localities. The time period covered varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520610 (requires javascript)

Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-1996. Browse baptismal records (bautismos) by ciudad or pueblo within many provinces, including Azuay, El Oro, Los Rì≠os, and Manabí. Years of coverage for baptisms varies widely by parish, but we did find some books for up to 1994, although most areas seem to only run through about 1920-1922 for bautismos. Collection currently has records from eleven provinces, more may be added later.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923402 (requires Javascript)

GUYANA

The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society has Births in British Guiana from newspaper announcements from the early 1800s to mid-1900s, primarily from the Argosy, Colonist, London Times, and Royal Gazette of Demerary and Essequebo, as well as the Registrars log book of births in Demerara County.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyggbs/Transcriptions.htm

PARAGUAY

Index to over 100,000 baptisms in Paraguay for about 1800-1930. The time period covered varies by locality, and recent records may not be displayed due to privacy restrictions. Includes baptisms in Asunción, Central, Cordillera, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí and San Pedro.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520613 (requires javascript)

Paraguay: Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981. FamilySearch also has browsable images of Church records including baptisms. Years of coverage will vary by parish. For more information about this collection, see it's wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527 (requires Javascript)

PATAGONIA

Patagonia is an area at the southern tip of South America, much of which lies in modern Argentina, but some of which is also in Chile. So, if you are looking for birth or baptism records for Patagonian ancestors, be sure to also look at databases for Chile and Argentina.

However, if your ancestors happened to be Britons who lived in Patagonia between 1872 and 1924, you may find relevant records at the following.

The British Presence in Southern Patagonia website has civil birth registrations (1885-1924), newspaper birth announcements (1914-1918) , and baptisms (1872-1923) for a variety of faiths and locations. There also is a Spanish language version of the database list.

http://patbrit.org/eng/intro/pbdb.htm

PERU

Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996. Browse images including birth registration records. Years of coverage vary by locale.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2046777 (requires Javascript)

Peru, Callao, Civil Registration, 1874-1993. Browsable images of civil registration records including births in Bellavista, La Perla and La Punta. Years of coverage vary widely by locality.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2274806 (requires Javascript)

Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997. Browse images from the district of Cusco including birth registration records. Years of coverage vary by locale. Collection is a work in progress with more records to be added, so check back in a month or two.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1987564 (requires Javascript)

Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997. Browsable images from the department of Huánuco, including birth registration records. Years of coverage vary by locale. Initial records placed online in this set are from Huácar and San Rafael in Ambo. Collection is a work in progress with more records to be added, so check back in a month or two.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330 (requires Javascript)

Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890-2005. Browse images including civil birth registrations. We found births (nacimientos) for 1937-1992 in Huancayo.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2114428 (requires Javascript)

Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1997. Collection includes browsable images of birth registrations from the provinces of Bolívar, Julcán, Otuzco, Pacasmayo, Pataz, Sánchez Carrión (Huamachuco), Santiago de Chuco, and Trujillo in La Libertad, Peru. Not indexed for automated searches. Includes some late birth registrations. Years of coverage for births (nacimientos) varies by region, and collection is a work in progress, with more images to be added when available.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2016224 (requires Javascript)

Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998. Browse images of birth registrations from the provinces of Chiclayo, Ferreñafe, and Lambayeque. Years of coverage for births (nacimientos) varies by locale within each province, and do include recent records in some municipalities.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2023286 (requires Javascript)

Lima, Peru Civil Registration 1874-1930 - browsable images, records have been indexed for searching. Recent births may not be available due to privacy restrictions. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936 (requires javascript)

Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005. You can use the search boxes or browse images including civil birth registrations in Puno, as well as some records from the provinces of Moho and Huancané. Indexing for text searches is in progress and you may find records by browsing that do not come up using the search facility. Years of coverage for births will vary, years of and extent of coverage for births may increase as more images and records get added to this collection.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1979428 (requires Javascript)

FamilySearch has another index of nearly 4 million baptisms in selected areas in Peru, ranging from about 1556 to about 1930. The time period covered varies by locality, and recent records may not be displayed due to privacy restrictions. Includes baptisms in Amazonas, Ancash, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Callao, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Ica, Lambayeque, Lima, Moquegua, Piura, Puno, San Martín and Tacna.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1508603 (requires javascript)

FamilySearch has Catholic Church Records from Peru (Registros parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Perú) from 1603 into the 1900's, including baptisms. These are browsable images, not yet indexed for automated searching. For more details about this database, see it's FamilySearch Wiki page You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097 (Javascript required)

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995 Copies of Birth Acts (Actas de Nacimientos) from Bagua, Luya and Utcubamba. Years of coverage vary by locale. Some are handwritten paragraphs, others are on preprinted forms.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1999173 (requires Javascript)

URUGUAY

The British Settlers in Argentina and Uruguay: studies in 19th and 20th century emigration website has Anglican and Scots Church baptisms, of children from Uruguay, in Salto and Concordia from about 1866 to 1900. Years covered vary by church and location.

http://www.argbrit.org/structure/Uruguay.html

Index to over 150,000 selected baptisms in Uruguay for about 1750-1900 from just a few localities. Includes baptisms in Colonia, Flores, Florida, Montevideo, Salto, San José and Soriano.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520616 (requires javascript)

Uruguay, Civil Registration Records. Includes births (nacimientos). Index only but includes names of parents and exact date of birth. We found records from 1843 - 1930 in this index. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849 (requires Javascript)

VENEZUELA

Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995. Browse images including baptisms with names of parents. Years covered vary by location. Some of the books are just bautismos (baptisms), others are combined with marriages (matrimonios) and deaths (difunciones). You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777 (requires Javascript)

The LDS site has browsable images of Civil Registration of Births from Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela. This includes records from about 1873 onwards. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1823609

Merida, Venezuela - browsable Parish Register images from about 1654-1992 - includes baptisms - not indexed yet. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1417520 (requires javascript)

Venezuela, Archdiocese of Valencia, Catholic Church Records, 1930-2012. Browse images of parish records including baptisms (bautismos). Years of coverage vary widely by parish, and in some cases, do include very recent records. Collection is a work in progress so check back to see what else has been added in a few months.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection /2076861 (requires Javascript)

CARIBBEAN

We have found very few free birth records information databases for this area. Please do write if you have any suggestions.

And, for the most up to date list of FamilySearch databases for this area, see the menu at FamilySearch.

Index to over 400,000 selected Caribbean births and baptisms for about 1590-1928. The time period varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1804229 (requires javascript)

BAHAMAS

FamilySearch has indexed about 32,000 births in the Bahamas, including births in Acklins, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Exuma, Harbour Island, Inagua, Long Island, Ragged Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Spanish Wells from about 1850-1891. Years covered vary by locality. This information was extracted from records on LDS films which may not yet be online. Until the records go online, films can be viewed at Family History Centers or, to learn how to order inexpensive photocopies before the records get put online, see our ordering tips page.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520621 (requires javascript)

Bahamas, Civil Registration, 1850-1959. Browse images including timely reported birth registrations for 1850-1959 and delayed birth registrations from 1929 to 1948. Includes occupation of father.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922411 (requires Javascript)

BARBADOS

FamilySearch has indexed selected Baptisms in Barbados between about 1739-1891, including events in Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John, Saint Michael, Saint Peter, Saint Philip, and Saint Thomas. The time period covered varies by locality.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520591 (requires javascript)

Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887. Browse images of church and congregation birth and baptism handwritten indexes and records. Most of these records are for the Church of England, but there also are births and baptisms for the Catholic, Moravian, Wesleyan Methodist, "non-Anglican" and Jewish religions. Be sure to also browse "All Parishes" if you do not see a selection for a particular religion within the listing for a specific parish. Most records for other religions are in the "All Parishes" category.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923399 (requires Javascript)

CUBA

We would like to list more databases for this country. Please do email me if you have any suggestions.

Vanderbilt University Libraries has digitized baptisms from Ecclesiastical Records from churches in Havana and Matanzas, Cuba, ranging from about 1600 to 1891. These are browse only, no text search. Select "Bautismos".

http://lib11.library.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/esss.pl

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

FamilySearch has indexed over 114,000 baptisms in selected localities in the Dominican Republic from about 1726-1924. The time period varies by locality, and more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520622 (requires javascript)

This FamilySearch database consists of Civil Registrations of births for selected towns within the Dominican Republic as browsable images, not yet indexed. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1475794 (requires javascript)

This next FamilySearch database contains images of Dominican Republic Civil Registrations from several towns which also have been indexed, and includes births. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1619814 (requires javascript)

Dominican Republic: Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955. Browsable images, includes names of parents although the earlier records of christenings may have father and not mother listed. Years of coverage vary by parish. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1918910 (requires Javascript)

DUTCH ANTILLES

Rootsweb's User Contributed International Databases include selected births and baptisms from the Dutch Reformed Church, St. Eustatius, 1709-1713. Choose "West Indies" and "baptisms" from the dropdown menus to narrow your search. But you must search by surname, database does not seem to be available for browsing, had 55 records in 2004.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/intl

GRENADA

Births and Baptisms in Grenada - index of over 33,000 records from selected localities for about 1866-1891.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520618 (requires javascript)

HAITI

Haiti, Civil Registration, Port-au-Prince, 1794-1843. Browsable images including birth registrations. The earlier records may only list father, later records list both parents. These handwritten records are in French. Records up through 1806 use the French Revolutionary Calendar, also known as the Republican Calendar. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1482819 (requires Javascript)

JAMAICA

JamaicanFamilySearch.com is basically a paid subscription site, but their free baptismal record transcription databases include selected Church of England baptisms for Kingston, Port Royal, St. Andrew (also has a separate 1807 page), St. Ann, and St. Thomas in the Vale, as well as 1810-1811 Roman Catholic slave baptisms from Kingston. Note that if you click on menu links to their "lead pages," you will be denied access to the transcriptions as you will be trying to enter a members-only area. Their list of free databases, including baptisms ranging primarily from the early 1700s into the 1800s, is on the following page.

http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/Samples.htm

Index to over 330,000 selected births and baptisms from Jamaica 1752-1920, including events in Clarendon, Hanover, St. Ann, St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth, St. James and St. Thomas. The time period covered varies by locality, and recent records may not be displayed due to privacy restrictions.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1520598 (requires javascript)

LDS FamilySearch has Civil Birth Registrations from Jamaica, only has records from Trelawny Parish so far.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1538386 (requires javascript)

Parish Register Transcripts from the Church of England in Jamaica 1664-1880. Includes Christenings with names of parents. Browsable images, not indexed for searching. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1827268 (Javascript required)

Births registered in St. Mary Parish, Gayle District, Jamaica, January 5, 1903-May 4, 1903. The 58 births listed occurred November 1902 - April 1903. Same data seems to be available as search results for "births" in "Jamaica" in the Rootsweb's User Contributed International Database, in a nicer format for printing transcriptions.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vanrcwisner/gayle.html

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico en Breve has Baptisms from St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Aguada, Puerto Rico in 1804, and 1811-1817 - transcriptions include names of parents and folio numbers, but not specific dates. You can visit the original site written in Spanish using the link below, or read the site using Google's English Translation.

http://www.preb.com/documentos/aguada/libpagda.htm

FamilySearch has browsable images of handwritten Civil Registration Indexes and Registers, including births and stillbirths in Puerto Rico from as early as 1836 up until around 2000, but recent records may not be displayed due to privacy restrictions.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798 (requires javascript)

Roman Catholic Church Records from Puerto Rico 1645-1969. FamilySearch has images of over 190,000 baptismal records in parishes in Aguadilla, Bayamón, Carolina, Cataño, Cayey, Dorado, Guaynabo, Loíza, Luquillo, Rincón, Río Grande, Río Piedras, San Francisco, San Juan, Santurce, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Trujillo Bajo, and Vieques. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092 (requires Javascript)

FamilySearch Labs and Pilot

The birth and baptismal databases listed above at FamilySearch Labs and Pilot have been moved to the main FamilySearch site, and the pages at the FamilySearch sites are sometimes available, and sometimes not, as they continue revision of the site. Links to the old SearchLabs and Pilots site all now take you to the current FamilySearch, so we have removed them from the above listings.

If any of the above FamilySearch database links break, you should be able to find the database you want to access at the other links we have provided. In those cases where there is no link to a counterpart provided above, links to these databases can also be found on the menus at FamilySearch for Mexico and for Central and South America.

Again, if any of the above FamilySearch database links break, you should be able to find the database you want to access, if you visit the menu for Mexico or the menu for Central and South America at FamilySearch. You may also wish to read the section below about Beta and New FamilySearch.

We will updating the links as soon as we know about any changes. But do let us know by emailing us if you find any broken links. Be sure to specify which link on what page or for exactly which database.

But if you are having difficulties with any of FamilySearch's sites or databases, we strongly recommend you let them know so they know what is giving people trouble or needs fixing. See more about how to do so in the next section about Beta and New FamilySearch.

If you are having problems hunting for a Pilot or Search Labs page replacement you cannot find, you might try using the tool we have created that includes the old FamilySearch links for birth and baptismal records which were previously on this page, and provides links to information about replacement databases.

FamilySearch Beta and New FamilySearch

The links we have provided above for specific Mexican, Central and South American birth and baptismal databases at FamilySearch were the best we could find for these databases on a website that continues to be under major revision. The links are likely to change and may not yield narrow enough search results because they are still working on the site, with the goal of making it totally helpful and user friendly. We do recommend you let them know what kinds of problems you have with the site, so they will know what problems still need resolving.

For more information about this, see the FamilySearch section on our Birth Records home page. And remember that even if there are too many or inappropriate results, you should be able to narrow the results by clicking on the selection criteria on the left panel.

If that does not work, you definitely should let them know whether by submitting your problems, constructive criticism and suggested improvements using their feedback links, posting in an online forum, especially http://getsatisfaction.com/familysearch/topics/, or by emailing support@familysearch.org as they will only work on specific issues if enough people report those particular problems. However, we have found that the first email to them on any particular issue often gets a frustrating generic response. What we suggest is that, if you are not satisfied with the response you get, do write back and emphasize your point or ask for clarification. They do seem to pay more attention and make more sense on followup responses.

We will be updating the links as we learn about changes. But please do email us if you find any broken links on this page.

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Revised March 6, 2014

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