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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Costa Rica



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Birth

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• 1500s-1900s:Costa Rica Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700-1915
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975



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• 1800s-1900s: Costa Rica Civil Registration at Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de Costa Rica - incomplete





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Marriage

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• 1500s-1900s:Costa Rica Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Costa Rica Marriages, 1750-1920
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975



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• 1800s-1900s: Costa Rica Civil Registration at Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de Costa Rica - incomplete




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Death

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• 1600s-1900s:Costa Rica Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Costa Rica Deaths, 1787-1900
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975
Costa Rica, Cemetery Records, 1958-2013
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



If the death record was not found, try this next:

• 1800s-1900s: Costa Rica Civil Registration at Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de Costa Rica - incomplete




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