Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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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. {{Collection citation | text= "Spain, Province of Almeria, Municipal Records, 1587 - 1900." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Municipal Archives, Almería, Spain.}}  
 
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. {{Collection citation | text= "Spain, Province of Almeria, Municipal Records, 1587 - 1900." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Municipal Archives, Almería, Spain.}}  
  
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Revision as of 00:18, 24 August 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

España, Provincia de Almería, Registros Municipales

Record Description

This collection includes civil registration, census, and catastro de ensenada (estate information) records in the province of Almería for the years 1587-1900.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

This collection is being published as images become available.

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

For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

Record Content

The information in each record varies by year.

Spain almeria mr birth.jpg

Birth records generally include the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date, time, and place of birth (including house, street, town, and province)
  • Names of parents
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents








Spain almeria mr marriage.jpg

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Date and place of marriage, including the name of parish
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's marital status, occupation, and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's marital status, occupation, and origin
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses








Spain almeria mr death.jpg

Death records usually include:

  • Name and age of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Occupation and origin of deceased
  • Name of spouse if married
  • Names of parents
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Burial information


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Censuses usually contain the following information:

  • Address where census was taken
  • Name of head of household
  • Name, age, and gender of each member of household
  • Civil status and occupation
  • Nationality or place of origin
  • How long at this residence
  • Literate or not

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 index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. 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.

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Province" category
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Parish" category
⇒ Select the "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 and 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 wiki articles:

Using the Information

  • Use census records to find out the names and information for other family members (siblings of your ancestor, cousins, grandchildren, etc.).
  • 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.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Spain, Almería items or FHL Keyword Spain, Almería 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.

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 that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Almería.

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:

Spain Emigration and Immigration

Related Websites

The following is a link to a research outline for Spain:
Spain Research Outline
It contains information about tracing a family through local records, a letter-writing guide for genealogical requests and their Spanish translations, Spanish and Latin word lists, a list of archives and genealogical societies, and a list of books available at the Family History Library.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


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


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.

It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.


Citation for This Collection

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 Almeria, Municipal Records, 1587 - 1900." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Municipal Archives, Almería, Spain.