Panama Canal Zone

Obtaining Records from the Now-Defunct Canal Zone District Court

Anyone may obtain copies of documents pertaining to court cases (including adoptions) by contacting:

Robert Ellis
Archivist, Judicial Records
Old Military and Civil Branch
National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC  20408
202/357-5381; 202-357-5937 (Fax)
e-mail: robert.ellis@nara.gov

For Canal Zone birth and death records, as well as marriage and divorce certificates, visit:

http://www.vitalrec.com/cz.html

General information pertaining to the Canal Zone may be obtained by visiting the Panama Canal Zone Society web page at:

http://www.pancanalsociety.org/

Historical articles on Canal Zone court records may be viewed at:

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2007/fall/panama.html