The place where an ancestor lived such as:
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA, TALTAL• The record type you want—census, probates,or church records, for example. In Chile, townsmay be listed twice in the catalog. For example,church and civil records may be filed in thecatalog as follows:CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA, TALTAL -
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA, TALTAL(Comuna) -
The catalog generally uses the language therecords are written in to describe the records. Thedescrip-tion includes a brief summary in Englishof the content.The catalog is based on the province structure asinstituted in 1793. For additional informationabout localities in Chile, see the
sections of this outline.If you need more information on using theFamily History Library Catalog, a short video program (53191), written instructions, andlibrarians are available to help you.
The Internet, computer bulletin boards, newsgroups, and commercial on-line services helpfamily history researchers:•Locate other researchers.•Post queries.•Send and receive e-mail.•Search large databases.•Search directories.•Search library catalogs.•Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.Researching by computer can be very rewarding, butit also has its limitations.
Finding Resources on the Internet
It takes time and practice to learn how to navigate theInternet. Local genealogical societies often havecomputer interest groups or members who arefamiliar with computer genealogical research.Following are some general Internet sites that willlead you to other interesting Internet resources for Chile:•Cyndi’s List of Hispanic Genealogical Sites is acatalog of genealogical sites on the Internet bytopic and country. It includes references to other Internet sites, mailing lists, people and families,news groups, publications, transcriptions of records, societies, villages, and colonies.http://www.cyndislist.com/hispanic.htm •The LDS Church Genealogical Home Pagegives you access to the Family History LibraryCatalog,
International Genealogical Index
, a list of Family History Center locations worldwide,links to family history related web sites, and listsof researchers interested in similar genealogicaltopics. You can also order Family HistoryLibrary publications.http://www.familysearch.org/•America Online (AOL) Hispanic Genealogy— Chile contains tools for researching in Chile.http://users.aol.com/mrosado007/chile.htm•LatinoLinks.net includes links to libraries,archives, museums, and other interesting sitesfor Chile.http://www.latinolinks.net/chile.html•A direct site to libraries archives and museumsin Chile is:
Other useful sites on specific topics such as censusrecords, directories, and so on, are discussed in thisoutline under those sections. For more informationon using the Internet for genealogical research, seethe
Family History and the Internet Resource Guide