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The Municipal Archives documents the burials in municipal cemeteries since 1868 (28/10/2009)

Throughout this year, the Municipal Archives of Cartagenaestá collecting information, for ladocumentación preserved in the cemeteries of the city (San Antonio Abad, Our Lady of Remedies and lighting), which over the years, has reached special interest, because in them are collected gotten deaths and in some cases the cause of death, and executions, drownings and murders, among others.

The built-in books ranging from 1868, these records are created in the municipality of Cartagena, hasta1979, and can be consulted by researchers and historians who wish primarily to check historical facts, biographical information and even catátrofes epidemics, which are evidenced by an unusual increase in the number of burials in a given period.

According to sources explained that the Municipal Archives to ensure their conservation measures, while they have been provided to cemeteries facsimile editions of these books to have on their premises.

The transfer of books was started by the cemetery of San Antonio Abad, which brought the four books of burial records from 1912 to 1979, which added to those already in the archive from this cemetery and datadir of 1868.

Also collected 28 reports of the Board and Management (1960-1990) and other documentation varied least, as a title of maid of honor of the Virgen del Rosario, a score for the Santo Cristo or the record of the purchase of a image of the Virgin.

The cemetery of Our Lady of Remedies, began the series of records of burials which had not yet sent any books to the archive.

So far we have described and installed in the impound lot, the five books of burial records from 1868 to 1914 and currently is working with the sixth.

The Municipal Archives has begun on the other hand contacts with the other municipal cemetery, the alum, and is awaiting a date for the first interview.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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