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June 02, 2007

tracing my SEPULVEDA CASTILLO ancestry

On my trips to the Civil Registry (central office) in Santiago de Chile this January, I went to the Index section. There you only have access to lists and lists of names PER TOWN AND YEAR. A fantastic way to trace back your ancestors. The latest clues I had *** 2 years ago *** was that Guillermo SEPULVEDA CASTILLO was connected to a small town called Los Sauces, near Angol.

Hence there we go, browsing for all the SEPULVEDAs and CASTILLOs in the index of Los Sauces, for years 1880-1910 approximately (in case you find a death certificate, a wedding certificate, a birth certificate).


And there I found only ONE death certificate for Etelvina CASTILLO, daughter of Juan de Dios CASTILLO and Dolores BURGO(S?). Maybe the one ?

I also found one death certificate for Eduvijes SEPULVEDA (not a very common name), male, son of José Maria SEPULVEDA x Nieves CONCHA. Were these the parents ? Remember, the birth certificate of Guillermo said he was a "natural" child, meaning his parents were not married when he was born. I couldn't find a wedding certificate for Etelvina and Eduvije...

Hum... You don't have much information more on the index certificates. You have to ask there for a facsimile. Minimum 3 weeks. Then as I was travelling back to Europe, I had to find someone (my mom) to get the facsimiles, scan them, send them to me...

So here a few months later, I'm with both death certificates (where the parents are mentionned, they do not appear in the indexes...); Eduvijes and Etelvina were married to other people. Was this an outside-matrimony affair ? or were they married later ?

Big problem. I would need to go back and investigate more. But as usual, a little trip to the Mormon sites might help (reminder: they DO NOT publish online all their material. You have to go to a temple, takes 2 months to order a microfilm, only 1 or 2 at the time... You'd better have patience).

Now it's easier to check as I have parents. So there I type in the ADVANCED SEARCH:

"José Eduvije" + "SEPULVEDA" + "exact spelling".

And total surprise, I've found the couple, married a couple of years later, with a typo in the spelling of her. Hurray !




Parents for Etelvina here are correct, but not for José Eduvije. The certificate I had found was not the one. Dates coincide here too. So here we are, ONE generation up on this side of my family. (The nice thing is that it had a batch no for the Mormon films. This usually helps in tracing the other indexes online.)

I'll need to find the original of this wedding certificate now. Also start taking to churches now (since we are passed Civil Registry creation dates) for original death certificates of the parents, their wedding certificates, and birth certificates of parents and kids.

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