El Salvador Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

The original records are maintained in each municipality of the country.

For suggestions on how to find the correct municipality, see El Salvador Finding Records.

For a list of cities and towns in each department, see Cities of El Salvador - Civil Registration

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Most of the civil registration records are well preserved. However a few are in poor shape, and some no longer exist.

For additional information about the civil registration records of El Salvador, see El Salvador Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]


Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records 1879 to the present[edit | edit source]

  • Child's names and surnames
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and surnames
  • Parents' age and place or origin
  • Nationality
  • Date of inscription

Notes on the birth records

The births are divided into six classes:

  1. natural
  2. legitimate
  3. illegitimate
  4. children of minors
  5. children of foreigners
  6. children of Salvadorians born abroad

Marriage Records 1879 to the present[edit | edit source]

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names and surnames of the spouses
  • Nationalities
  • Ages
  • Origins
  • Occupations
  • Names of Parents

Divorce Records[edit | edit source]

  • Names and surnames
  • Dates
  • Relationships
  • Proceedings of the court or church
  • Sometimes information relating to the marriage or births

Death Records 1879 to the present[edit | edit source]

The death records contain the following information:

Information about the deceased

  • Date of inscription
  • Names and surnames
  • Civil status
  • Date of death
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Cause of death
  • Profession
  • Nationality


Information about of informant

  • Names and surnames
  • Relationship
  • Age
  • Civil status
  • Profession
  • Nationality
  • Residence

Adoption Records 1879 to the present[edit | edit source]

The adoption records contain the following information:

  • Names and surnames of the children and the parents
  • Court proceedings
  • Ages
  • Dates
  • Gender

Extract Forms[edit | edit source]

The following extract forms were created by Dr. George Ryskamp, JD, AG. Click on the record form and print it for your own files.

References[edit | edit source]