In recent weeks, I’ve noticed a lot of new genealogy records for the Philippines going online at FamilySearch. These indexed and/or digitized records include court records, local and national civil registrations, births and baptisms, marriages and parish records. Catholic church records are especially important, as the country is about 90% Catholic.
Highlights from their online Philippines genealogy collections include:
- Philippines Civil Registration (local), 1888-1984, over 4 million browsable records
- Philippines, Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994, with over 300,000 records
- Philippines, Marriages, 1723-1957, with over 800,000 indexed records
- Philippines, Deaths and Burials, 1726-1957, with over 5 million records
FamilySearch has a free Research Outline for the Philippines. If you’re new to family history, consider listening to our free Family History Made Easy podcast. This step-by-step series takes you through the basics of genealogy research from the beginning: listen to every episode in sequence or just choose the ones you need!