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Title in the Language of the Record

España, Provincia de Toledo, Registros Municipales

Record Description

This collection includes birth, marriage, death, military, and other miscellaneous records from 1759 to 1989 and for the Toledo Province, in the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha as it existed in the early 21st century. Original records are kept by the Archivo Municipal de Toledo in Spain.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content

The information found in each record varies by year. The cemetery and military records have extensive damage and may be difficult to read.

Civil Registration

Civil registration includes birth, marriage, and death records.

Birth records are on pre-printed forms and generally include the following information:
  • Child's name and gender
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents' country of birth (if not more specific)

Marriage records are handwritten and may include the following:

  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Marital status of groom and bride
  • Names and ages of groom’s parents
  • Names and ages of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Earlier Death records are handwritten and later death records are on pre-printed forms and usually include:

  • Deceased's name, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status/spouse's name
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Name of informant
  • Burial date and place

Military Records

This record set may contain draft registrations, deployments, and pensions.

Draft registrations generally include:

  • Name and age of draftee
  • Birth date and place
  • Closest relation and residence
  • Date and place of registration

Deployments usually include:

  • Name of soldier
  • Regiment/battalion
  • Deployment date
  • Commanding officer’s name
  • Specific duties

Military pensions were typically awarded to the spouse and/or children of a fallen soldier.
Pension records generally include:

  • Name of person filing for pension (applicant)
  • Date and Place of application
  • Name of deceased soldier
  • Applicant’s relationship to soldier
  • Date and place ace of marriage to soldier
  • Date and place of soldier’s death
  • Date and place of applicant’s birth
  • Applicant’s current residence
  • Number of soldier’s children still living at home
  • Names and ages of those children
  • Date and place of those children’s births

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the Municipio (City or Municipality) category
⇒ Select the “Parroquia” (Parish) category
⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años (Record Type and Years) category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading these Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:

Using the Information

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Use the marital status (whether a divorce or death dissolved a marriage) to identify previous marriages.
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province. These provinces neighbor Toledo:

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Spain, Toledo items or FHL Keyword Spain, Toledo items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Spain Archives and Libraries.

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citation for This Collection

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
“Spain, Province of Toledo, Municipal Records, 1759-1989.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Municipal Archives, Toledo, Spain.

 

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