Uruguay, Baptisms, 1750-1900 is a free, searchable text collection at FamilySearch for Catholic church baptisms in Uruguay between 1750 and 1900.


FamilySearch provides this coverage table for this collection:

Locality Baptisms, 1750-1900
Colonia 25,380
Durazno 0
Flores 4,085
Florida 3,559
Montevideo 16,623
Salto 21,916
San José 20,650
Soriano 55,407
Uruguay 6,693
Totals 154,313


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[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from these Uruguay Baptism records?[/su_heading]

Records may include:

  • Child’s full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Baptism or Christening
  • Place of Christening
  • Residence
  • Father’s full name
  • Mother’s full name including maiden name
  • Link to a family tree at FamilySearch


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With information provided in the baptism record you can:

  • “Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military record
  • Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify”


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