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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Municipales de la Provincia de Barcelona, España.
This collection includes civil registration records, censuses, military records, and other miscellaneous records microfilmed and digitized at municipal archives in the province of Barcelona, Spain from the years 1583 to 1936. The text of the records is in Spanish. Additional images will be published as they 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 and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.
Civil registration records usually contain the following information:
- Name and gender of child
- Date and place of birth
- Parents’ names, their residence, town of origin and province
- Father's occupation
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
Census records usually contain the following information:
- Names of person in household
- Gender and age
- Marital status and relationship to family
- Their occupation and origin
- Length of time living at current residence
- Street and house number
- Head of household
Military draft records usually contain the following information:
- Name of draftees
- Age of draftees
- Parents’ names, their residence and origin
- Physical description of draftee
- Any health problems
- Date of registration
How to Use the Record
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- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the City or Municipality
⇒ Select the Parish
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- "Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1936." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.