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Chile

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RESEARCH OUTLINE
Chile
CONTENTS
Using This Research Outline...............1The Family History Library Catalog.........2Internet................................3Records Selection Table: Chile.............4Map of Chile: Provinces, 1960s.............5Archives and Libraries....................6Biography.............................9Cemeteries.............................9Census...............................10Church Directories......................10Church History.........................11Church Records........................12Civil Registration.......................14Directories............................17Emigration and Immigration..............17Encyclopedias and Dictionaries............20Gazetteers.............................20Genealogy............................21Heraldry..............................23Historical Geography....................24History...............................25Land and Property......................26Language and Languages.................26Maps................................27Military Records.......................28Minorities.............................29 Names, Personal........................31 Nobility..............................33 Notarial Records.......................33Periodicals............................34Probate Records........................34Social Life and Customs.................34Societies..............................35Other Records.........................36For Further Reading.....................36
This outline can help you find information about people who lived in Chile. It gives informationabout records of genealogical value for Chile andhelps you decide which types of records to search.
USING THIS RESEARCHOUTLINE
The following steps will help you use this outlineto locate records that include information aboutyour ancestors:1.Choose the information you would like tolearn about one of your ancestors, such as a birth date or a maiden name.2.Look at theRecords Selection Tablein thisoutline. It lists the kinds of information youmay want and the best types of records for finding that information.3.Find the section in this outline for each type of record (listed in columns 2 and 3 of theRecords Selection Table) that may help youlearn about your ancestor. The sections givemore information about these records and howto find them. The sections are in alphabeticalorder.
References to the Family History LibraryCatalog
TheFamily History Library Cataloglists all therecords available at theFamily History Library.The catalog is available at the Family HistoryLibrary and at each Family History Center. Staff members can help you learn to use the catalog.This outline gives instructions for findinginformation in the catalog. In the “Census” sectionof this outline, for example, you may find thefollowing statement:
 
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For more information about census records, look in the “Locality” section of the Family HistoryLibrary Catalog under:CHILE - CENSUSCHILE, [PROVINCE] - CENSUSCHILE, [PROVINCE], [CITY] - CENSUSThis tells you to look in thecatalogunder:Chile; then the subject CENSUS.A province in Chile; then the subject CENSUS.A city in a province in Chile; then thesubject CENSUS.This outline includes many references to specificrecords. The references include call numbers listedin parentheses. The call number 
,
 preceded by
 FHL,
the abbreviation for 
 Family History Library,
isused to find a record held by the Family HistoryLibrary. Each book, film, fiche, or map is assigneda call number.For additional information on using the catalog, see
Using the Family History Library Catalog 
(30966).
References to Other Family History LibraryPublications
The Family History Library has many other  publications that may be helpful in your research.Some of these publications are referred to in thisoutline. Their titles are in italics and their itemnumbers are in parentheses. They are available attheFamily History Libraryand the Salt Lake CityDistribution Center at:Salt Lake Distribution Center P.O. Box 26368Salt Lake City, UT 84126-0368Tel. 1-800-537-5971Fax 1-800-240-3685Internet:http://www.familysearch.org/
THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARYCATALOG
The key to finding a record in the FamilyHistory Library's collection is the FamilyHistory Library Catalog. The catalog describeseach of the library's records and lists the callnumbers. The catalog is available on microficheand on compact disc as part of FamilySearch™,a computer program available at the FamilyHistory Library and each Family History Center.It may also be found under 
Custom Search
onthe following Internet site:http://www.familysearch.org/TheFamily History Library Catalogonmicrofiche is divided into four sections:
Locality
Subject
Surname
Author/TitleTheFamily History Library Catalogon compactdisc has four types of searches:
Locality Search
Film Number Search
Surname Search
Computer Number SearchTo find the call numbers of the recordsdescribed in this outline, you will most often usethe
Locality
section on microfiche or the
Locality Search
on compact disc. The sectionheadings in this outline, such as
Locality
section lists records according tothe area they cover. Records relating to theentire country, such as emigration andimmigration records, are listed under Chile.Most records are listed under a specific provinceor city or parish
 ,
as follows:CHILE, [PROVINCE], [CITY]For example, in the
Locality
section look for:
 
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The place where an ancestor lived such as:
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA, TALTALThe 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 -
CHURCH RECORDS
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA, TALTAL(Comuna) -
CIVIL REGISTRATION
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
 
and
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.
INTERNET
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,
 Ancestral File
,
 International Genealogical Index
,
SourceGuide
, 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.htmLatinoLinks.net includes links to libraries,archives, museums, and other interesting sitesfor Chile.http://www.latinolinks.net/chile.htmlA direct site to libraries archives and museumsin Chile is:
 
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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
(36381).

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