Chile Goals:  1: Research   2: Civil Registration   3: Emigration and Immigration   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Maps and Gazetteers   6: Newspapers   7: Websites   8: Search Records   9: Get Help        SEARCH


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Goal 1: Learn about research in Chile.


A. Learn about Chile research.

  1. Study Lesson 1 in the Chile Beginning Research Series (Getting Started).
    FS—Wiki: Chile Genealogy
  2. Get started with Chile research in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Chile Quick Start Guide
  3. Explore the site for research records.
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  5. Use the Chile Record Finder to understand record types for research.
    FS—Wiki: Chile Record Finder
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B. Be familiar with Spanish genealogy terms and Chilean naming customs.

  1. Know the basic genealogy terms that are useful for Spanish research.
    FS—Wiki: Spanish Genealogical Word List
  2. Learn about Chilean naming customs for research.
    FS—Wiki: Argentina Personal Names

Goal 2: Learn about Chile civil registration.


A. Learn about Chile civil registration.

Goal 3: Learn about Chile emigration and immigration.


A. Learn about Chilean emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Chile emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Chile Emigration and Immigration

Goal 4: Learn about Chile church and cemetery records.


A. Learn about Chile church records.

  1. Learn about Chile church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Chile Church Records
  2. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Chile.

B. Learn about Chile cemetery records.

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

Goal 5: Learn about Chile maps and gazetteers.


A. Learn about Chile maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Chile maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Chile Maps
  2. Learn about Chile gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Chile Gazetteers
  3. Use the Online Maps section of the Wiki page for historical maps of Chile.

B. Explore Chile maps.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Chile maps.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Chile maps.
  3. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Chile maps.

Goal 6: Learn about Chile newspapers.


A. Explore Chile newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Chilean newspapers in the site.
  2. Search Chilean newspapers in the site.
  3. Search Chile newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.

Goal 7: Explore additional websites for research.


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

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.

Goal 8: Search records from Chile.


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

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 second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Chilean online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Chilean records.

  1. Explore the South America page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.

Goal 9: Get help with your Chile research.


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

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Chile research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Chile research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Chile research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Chile research.

C. Learn about Chile genealogy societies.

  1. Explore Chile genealogy society sites on the FamilySearch Wiki.


FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Baptisms: 1585-1932
Marriages: 1579-1930
Deaths: 1700-1920
Cemetery Records: 1821-2015
Civil Registration: 1885-1903

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