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Getting Started with Spain Research

Welcome to the Spain page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Spain page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the Contributor Help page to learn more about using the site. The Spain page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential! 

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See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on "Reading Spanish Handwritten Records" and understanding"Spanish Script".

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Jurisdictions

Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities listed below. A list of the provinces of Spain and access to their individual pages can be found below and in the article Spain Provinces

Álava Albacete Alicante
Almería Asturias Ávila
Badajoz Barcelona Burgos
Cáceres Cádiz Cantabria
Castellón Ciudad Real Córdoba
La Coruña Cuenca Gerona
Granada Guadalajara       
Guipúzcoa
Huelva Huesca Islas Baleares
Jaén León Lérida
Lugo Madrid Málaga
Murcia Navarra Orense
Palencia Las Palmas Pontevedra
La Rioja Salamanca Segovia
Sevilla Soria Tarragona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Teruel Toledo
Valencia Valladolid Vizcaya
Zamora Zaragoza


Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).


Note: The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania).

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See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on "Reading Spanish Handwritten Records" and understanding"Spanish Script".

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