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== &nbsp;Colonial Periord ==
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== &nbsp;Colonial Period ==
    
Many census (censo) records exist for Colombia during the colonial period. &nbsp;The first of these are from Espiritu Santo, Cundinamarca and Mérida, Tunja in 1586; followed by a Bogotá, Cundinamarca census in 1595. &nbsp;Throughout the 17th and 18th century, many censuses were taken at various local and provincial levels. Major censuses occured in 1776-1777 and the 1790's. To see a complete listing and references see Lyman D. Platt's book, "[http://www.worldcat.org/title/census-records-for-latin-america-and-the-hispanic-united-states/oclc/38894577 Census Records for the Latin America and the Hispanic United States]." Almost all of these records (with a few exceptions listed below) are located in the [http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/ Archivo General de la Nación]. &nbsp;<br>  
 
Many census (censo) records exist for Colombia during the colonial period. &nbsp;The first of these are from Espiritu Santo, Cundinamarca and Mérida, Tunja in 1586; followed by a Bogotá, Cundinamarca census in 1595. &nbsp;Throughout the 17th and 18th century, many censuses were taken at various local and provincial levels. Major censuses occured in 1776-1777 and the 1790's. To see a complete listing and references see Lyman D. Platt's book, "[http://www.worldcat.org/title/census-records-for-latin-america-and-the-hispanic-united-states/oclc/38894577 Census Records for the Latin America and the Hispanic United States]." Almost all of these records (with a few exceptions listed below) are located in the [http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/ Archivo General de la Nación]. &nbsp;<br>  
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Census records available from this period by microfilm include:&nbsp;  
 
Census records available from this period by microfilm include:&nbsp;  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F87438 Censo del 1777-1784 de Nueva Granada #1162416 and #1162417]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F87438 Censo del 1777-1784 de Nueva Granada #1162416 and #1162417]  
    
== National Records  ==
 
== National Records  ==
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The first national census of Colombia occured in 1812, followed by ones taken in 1825, 1835, 1843, 1851, 1905, 1912, and 1920. &nbsp;All of the 19th century censuses are located in the [http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/ Archivo General de la Nación],&nbsp;while the 20th century records are located in the [http://www.dane.gov.co/#twoj_fragment1-4 Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE).]&nbsp; Censuses have also been taken in 1918, 1938, 1951, 1964, 1973, and 1985.&nbsp;<br>
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The first national census of Colombia occured in 1812, followed by ones taken in 1825, 1835, 1843, 1851, 1905, 1912, and 1920. &nbsp;All of the 19th century censuses are located in the [http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/ Archivo General de la Nación],&nbsp;while the 20th century records are located in the [http://www.dane.gov.co/#twoj_fragment1-4 Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE).]&nbsp; Censuses have also been taken in 1918, 1938, 1951, 1964, 1973, and 1985.&nbsp;<br>  
    
== Padrones  ==
 
== Padrones  ==
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Another source of information that are similar in information to census records are padrones. These are lists of parishioners compiled by the Catholic Church. These follow no particular pattern or any regularity, but more are available online on FamilySearch or through microfilm than the actual census records.<br>  
 
Another source of information that are similar in information to census records are padrones. These are lists of parishioners compiled by the Catholic Church. These follow no particular pattern or any regularity, but more are available online on FamilySearch or through microfilm than the actual census records.<br>  
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Microfilms can be searched for under [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F596140 Registros parroquiales, 1580-1944]&nbsp;
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Microfilms can be searched for under [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F596140 Registros parroquiales, 1580-1944]&nbsp;  
    
== Notes About Researching Censuses  ==
 
== Notes About Researching Censuses  ==
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