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Guide to Uruguay ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

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Country InformationEdit

Uruguay is a country in South America bordered by Argentina and Brazil. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

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Getting Started with Uruguay Research

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Genealogy records are kept on the department level in Uruguay. Click on a department below to go to the department Wiki article listing more information.

Uruguay is divided into 19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento):

FamilySearch ResourcesEdit

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Uruguay," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 20 April 2016.

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