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Title in the Language of the Records

España. Varios Registros del Archivo de la Diputación Provincial de Valencia.

Record Description

This collection of various types of records (such as military drafts, censuses, hospital death records, wills, orphanage records, and nobility records) includes the years 1251-1950.

This collection contains miscellaneous records kept at the Archivo de la Diputación Provincial de Valencia, in Valencia, Spain. For the most part, records are handwritten in Spanish. Records created in earlier years may have some damage. This collection is being published as images become available. These records are the property of the Diputación de Valencia, ADPV.

The collection includes:

  • Census records
  • Military records
  • Hospital death records
  • Wills/Testaments
  • Nobility records
  • Orphan records
  • Other miscellaneous records

The “Diputación de Valencia” is an institution composed of senators and other politicians, and is at the service of the provincial municipalities. This collection includes several types of records, which are housed at the Diputación Provincial de Valencia Archive.

Most of the types of records in this collection were created to record the historical events in the life of the people. Events were recorded in registers, which were to be kept for the history of civilians and for civilians’ and governmental benefits.

This collection includes a variety of records. Each is reliable depending on the reliability of the person supplying the information and the person creating the record.

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

Record Content

Military draft records may contain the following information:
  • Name and age of soldier
  • Occupation
  • Date and place of birth
  • Literacy
  • Parents’ names

Census records usually contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Dates of birth
  • Places of birth

Will records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the testator
  • Place of birth and residence of the testator
  • Names and ages or dates of birth of the heirs

How to Use the Record

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"
⇒Select the "City or Municipality"
⇒Select the "Parish"
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" 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. 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.

The different types of records in this collection have different uses, but most can be used to search for information of ancestors that lived in the Valencia Province. Almost always, for any type of record, it is necessary to know the ancestor's complete name, or at least the surname, and some dates in the events of the life of your ancestor.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Spanish Genealogical Word List

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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 Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950

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.

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, Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950."Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Diputación de Valencia. Archivo General y Fotografico.

 

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