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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros Civiles de la Provincia de Burgos, España.
This collection currently includes civil registration of death records for 1870-1970 housed at the Burgos Provincial Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico Provincial de Burgos), Burgos, Spain.. Civil registration records are handwritten on a printed form; generally there are two records per page and they follow a chronological order. For information of ancestors before 1870 the church parish registers should be researched. This collection includes deaths records from the judicial districts of Aranda de Duero, Belorado, Burgos, Catrojeriz, Lerma, and VillaDiego in the province of Burgos, Spain. This collection is being published as images become available.
Key genealogical facts found in most death records are:
- Place and date of death
- Name of deceased person
- Deceased place of origin
- Deceased age at time of death
- Deceased marital status
- Deceased occupation
- Cause of death
- If deceased left a will
- Deceased place of residence
- Place of burial
- Parents’ names and their place of origin
- Father’s occupation
How to Use the Record
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
- The parent’s birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location.
Keep in mind:
- The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
- There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection
- “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
- “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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Spain. Civil Registration offices in Burgos. Civil registers (Registros civiles), 1870-1970. Burgos Provincial Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico Provincial de Burgos),Burgos, Spain.
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