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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Católicos de la Diócesis de Santander, España
This Collection will include records from 1585-1961
This collection includes digital copies of records of baptisms, marriages, and burials of the parishes of the Diocese of Santander in Spain. Some records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.
Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive, and a duplicate copy was and is centralized in the corresponding diocesan archive. Most of these records have been preserved relatively well, but some older entries may have some damage.
The Diocese of Santander contained the most important documents in the province. During the war of 1936, a large part of the records were destroyed. What was left of the records was transported to the Papelera de Arangueren to be preserved on paper.
Population: 530,510 Catholics: 526,585 Parishes: 617
Citation for This Collection
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- Iglesia Católica. Spain, Diocese of Santander, Catholic Church Records. Archivo Diocesano de Santander, Oviedo.
Key genealogical facts found in most baptism records may include:
- Date and place of the event
- Name of the person baptized
- Date of birth
- Parents’ names, residence and origin
- Name of godparents’ and their origin
Key genealogical facts found in most marriage records may include:
- Date and place of the event
- Groom and Bride’s name, age, origin, marital status and residence
- Parents’ names and their origin
- Witnesses’ names and origin
Key genealogical facts found in most death records may include:
- Date and place of event
- Name, age, marital status, origin and residence of the deceased
- Name of the spouse (if married or widow or widower)
- Cause of death
- Burial place
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⇒ Select the "Provincia" category
⇒ Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category
⇒ Select the "Parroquia" category
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- Diocesis de Santander
- Leadership of the Diocese of Santander
- Guía de los Archivos de la Iglesia en España
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.