Costa Rica Goals:  1: Research   2: Civil Registration   3: Archives and Libraries   4: Maps and Gazetteers   5: Newspapers   6: Websites   7: Search Records   8: Get Help       





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Goal 1: Get started with Costa Rican research.


Choices

A. Explore Costa Rican research.

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  1. Get started with Costa Rican research.
    FS—Wiki: Costa Rica Getting Started
  2. Learn how to find Costa Rican records.
    Costa Rica—Finding Records
  3. Explore the Costa Rican Academy of Genealogical Sciences site.
  4. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Costa Rica.
  5. Explore additional resources for Costa Rican research.
    Costa Rican Resources







Goal 2: Learn about Costa Rica civil registration and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Costa Rica civil registration.

  1. Explore the Costa Rica Index of Marriages and Deaths site for records from the 1800s to 1900s.

B. Learn about Costa Rican cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 3: Learn about Costa Rica archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Costa Rican archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Costa Rica archives and libraries records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Costa Rica Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the Costa Rica National Archives site.






Goal 4: Learn about Costa Rica maps.


Choices:

A. Learn about Costa Rica maps.

  1. Explore additional map resources in this FamilySearch Wiki article. Costa Rican Maps
    FS—Wiki: Costa Rica Maps
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Costa Rica maps.
  3. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Costa Rica.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Costa_Rica maps.






Goal 5: Learn about Costa Rica newspapers.


Choices

A. Explore Costa Rica newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Costa Rican newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Costa Rica newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Costa Rica newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.



Goal 6: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Costa Rica research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  4. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 7: Search records from Costa Rica.


Choices

A. Use the links to quickly search the most common record collections for Costa Rica.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the first section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.




Goal 8: Get help with your Costa Rican research.

Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. See the Costa Rican Genealogy Society Facebook page.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Costa Rica research.

  1. Use the RootsWeb site for Costa Rica research mailing lists.


QUIKLinks

FamilySearch
Costa Rican Vital Records 1595-1914


Ancestry
Costa Rica Baptisms:  1700-1915
Costa Rica Civil Registration:  1860-1975
Costa Rica Marriages:  1750-1920


MyHeritage
Costa Rica Electoral Rolls:  2011-2014  
Costa Rica Birth Index:  2011-2015  
Costa Rica Marriage Records:  2011-2015  



Costa Rica Provinces

Alajuela     Cartago     Guanacaste     Heredia    Limon     Puntarenas     San Jose