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=== Getting Started with Spain Research  ===
 
=== 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 [[:Category:Help|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Spain page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!   
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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 [[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] page to learn more about using the site. The Spain page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!   
  
 
New! Join a Genealogy Research Community on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spain-Genealogy-Research-Community/227145867354657 Facebook] or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]]  
 
New! Join a Genealogy Research Community on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spain-Genealogy-Research-Community/227145867354657 Facebook] or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]]  
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Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de México en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.  
 
Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de México en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.  
  
=== Jurisdictions  ===
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== Jurisdictions  ==
  
Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).  
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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|'''Spain Provinces''']]
  
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| [[Spain Province of Álava|Álava]]
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| [[Spain Province of Albacete|Albacete]]
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| [[Spain Province of Alicante|Alicante]]
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| [[Spain Province of Almería|Almería]]
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| [[Spain Province of Asturias|Asturias]]
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| [[Spain Province of Ávila|Ávila]]
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| [[Spain Province of Badajoz|Badajoz]]
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| [[Spain Province of Barcelona|Barcelona]]
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| [[Spain Province of Burgos|Burgos]]
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| [[Spain Province of Cáceres|Cáceres]]
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| [[Spain Province of Cádiz|Cádiz]]
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| [[Spain Province of Cantabria|Cantabria]]
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| [[Spain Province of Castellón|Castellón ]]
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| [[Spain Province of Ciudad Real|Ciudad Real]]
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| [[Spain Province of Córdoba|Córdoba]]
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| [[Spain Province of La Coruña|La Coruña]]
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| [[Spain Province of Cuenca|Cuenca]]
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| [[Spain Province of Gerona|Gerona]]
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| [[Spain Province of Granada|Granada]]
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| [[Spain Province of Guadalajara|Guadalajara]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
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| [[Spain Province of Guipúzcoa|Guipúzcoa]]
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| [[Spain Province of Huelva|Huelva]]
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| [[Spain Province of Huesca|Huesca]]
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| [[Spain Province of Islas Baleares|Islas Baleares]]
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| [[Spain Province of Jaén|Jaén]]
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| [[Spain Province of León|León]]
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| [[Spain Province of Lérida|Lérida]]
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| [[Spain Province of Lugo|Lugo]]
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| [[Spain Province of Madrid|Madrid]]
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| [[Spain Province of Málaga|Málaga]]
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| [[Spain Province of Murcia|Murcia]]
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| [[Spain Province of Navarra|Navarra]]
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| [[Spain Province of Orense|Orense]]
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| [[Spain Province of Palencia|Palencia]]
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| [[Spain Province of Las Palmas|Las Palmas]]
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| [[Spain Province of Pontevedra|Pontevedra]]
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| [[Spain Province of La Rioja|La Rioja]]
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| [[Spain Province of Salamanca|Salamanca]]
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| [[Spain Province of Segovia|Segovia]]
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| [[Spain Province of Sevilla|Sevilla]]
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| [[Spain Province of Soria|Soria]]
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| [[Spain Province of Tarragona|Tarragona]]
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| [[Spain Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife|Santa Cruz de Tenerife]]
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| [[Spain Province of Teruel|Teruel]]
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| [[Spain Province of Toledo|Toledo]]
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| [[Spain Province of Valencia|Valencia]]
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| [[Spain Province of Valladolid|Valladolid]]
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| [[Spain Province of Vizcaya|Vizcaya]]
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| [[Spain Province of Zamora|Zamora]]
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| [[Spain Province of Zaragoza|Zaragoza]]
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<br> Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).
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*Andalucia  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Andalucia|Andalucia]]
*Aragon  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Aragon|Aragon]]
*Asturias  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Asturias|Asturias]]
*Baleares (Balearic Islands)  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Baleares|Baleares (Balearic Islands)]]
*Ceuta*  
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*[[Autonomous City of Ceuta|Ceuta]]*  
*Canarias (Canary Islands)  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Canarias|Canarias (Canary Islands) ]]
*Cantabria
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*[[Autonomous Community of Cantabria|Cantabria]]
  
 
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*Castilla-La Mancha  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha|Castilla-La Mancha]]
*Castilla y Leon  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Castilla y Leon|Castilla y Leon ]]
*Cataluna (Catalonia)  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Cataluña|Cataluña (Catalonia)]]
*Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian Community)  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Valencia|Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian Community) ]]
*Extremadura  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Extremadura|Extremadura]]
*Galicia
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*[[Autonomous Community of Galicia|Galicia]]
  
 
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*La Rioja  
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*[[Autonomous Community of La Rioja|La Rioja]]
*Madrid  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Madrid|Madrid ]]
*Melilla*  
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*[[Autonomous City of Melilla|Melilla]]*  
*Murcia  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Murcia|Murcia ]]
*Navarra  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Navarra|Navarra ]]
*Pais Vasco (Basque Country)
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*[[Autonomous Community of Pais Vasco|Pais Vasco (Basque Country)]]
  
 
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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).  
 
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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=== Research Tools  ===
 
=== Research Tools  ===
  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/spain/ Spanish Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/spain/ Spanish Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://script.byu.edu/spanish/en/welcome.aspx Spanish Script Tutorial]  
 
*[http://script.byu.edu/spanish/en/welcome.aspx Spanish Script Tutorial]  
*[http://members.aol.com/balboanet/spain/ Spain]
 
*[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia Directory of Royal Genealogical Data]
 
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Spain.pdf BYU Research Outline for Spain]  
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Spain.pdf BYU Research Outline for Spain]  
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927167 records collections for Spain] available on FamilySearch.org.
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927167 records collections for Spain] available on FamilySearch.org.
  
'''wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
  
 
*[[Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
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*[[Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Church Parish Records|Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Church Parish Records|Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
*[[Spain Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain,_Pension_Records_of_Widows_and_Orphans_of_Spanish_Officials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Spain, Pension Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials][https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain,_Pension_Records_of_Widows_and_Orphans_of_Spanish_Officials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]<br>  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain,_Pension_Records_of_Widows_and_Orphans_of_Spanish_Officials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Spain, Pension Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials][https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain,_Pension_Records_of_Widows_and_Orphans_of_Spanish_Officials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]<br>  
 
*[[Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Spain Getting Started|Getting Started]]  
 
*[[Spain Getting Started|Getting Started]]  
*[[Spain Gathering Information|Gathering Information]]
 
 
*[[Spain Locating Place of Origin|Locating Place of Origin]]  
 
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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! 

New! Join a Genealogy Research Community on Facebook or Skype

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

Si usted entiende español

Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de México en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.

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).

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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

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