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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Municipales de la Provincia de Jaén, España.
This collection includes civil registration, census, quintas (military) and hidalguías (nobility) records for the cities and parishes of Jimena and Linares. The text of the records is in Spanish. 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.
Civil registration records usually contain the following information:
- Place and date of event
- Parents’ names
Census records usually contain the following information:
- Nationality or place of origin
Military draft records may contain the following information:
- Name of draftees
- Age of draftees
- Parents’ name
How to Use the Records
Keep in mind:
- 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.
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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, 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki article: Spanish Genealogical Word List.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Spain, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records, 1531-1922
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
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 Jaén, Municipal Records, 1531 - 1922" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.