Uruguay, Civil Registration Index Card, 1900-1937 is a free, searchable text collection at FamilySearch for civil registrations of birth, marriage, and death records in Uruguay between 1900 and 1937. The index links to original images written in Spanish.


This index has been translated into English. The original images are in Spanish and FamilySearch provides language helps including:

You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


What can I learn from these records?

Birth records may include:

  • Place and date of registration
  • Place, date, and time of birth
  • Name of the newborn
  • Names of the parents (maiden name of the mother)
  • Parents’ places of origin or residence
  • Occupation of the father
  • Names of the grandparents
  • Link to a family tree at FamilySearch

Marriage records may include:

  • Place and date of marriage
  • Names and ages of the groom and bride
  • Civil statuses, places of origin, and residences of the groom and bride
  • Parents’ names, places of origin, and sometimes marital status
  • Sometimes the names of the grandparents
  • Witnesses’ names

Death records may include:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation, residence, and age of the deceased
  • Sometimes the parents’ names
  • Burial place


What Do I Do Next?

With information provided in the marriage record you can:

  • “Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple’s birth records and parents’ names
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family”


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