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España, Provincia de Granada, Expedientes de informaciones matrimoniales, 1556-1899

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If you find an indexed record in the collection, it is very important that you view the entire original marriage information file. Finding the file on microfilm can be a bit of a challenge. We have a few easy steps for you to follow to help you locate the record faster.

Let’s say you have found this record of your ancestor, Blas Jose Morales Fernandez who married Ana Josefa Puerta Molina on 6 September 1851. See the link below for the indexed record.

According to the record the file can be found on image 19. The images on the films do not have number. The numbers refer to the individual packets as they are located on the film. Therefore, image 19 for Blas can be found in the 19th file on the microfilm.

So what happens if your ancestor is found in image 251? If you don’t feel like counting each packet, or if you are counting and lose track, we’ve developed these steps to help you figure out where you are in the microfilm. Once you’ve found your record, follow these steps to locate the original marriage information file in the microfilm.

  1. Go to and click on Search > Records.
  2. Click on Film Number and enter your film number in the corresponding field.
  3. Click on Search.
  4. To determine which image number you are at in a film, in the results page enter the name of the groom for the record you are viewing and click again on Search.
  5. Find the record for the couple you are viewing.
  6. Click on the name of the groom and note the image number.

Use this information to determine where you are in the microfilm.

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