Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:  
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The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:  
  
 
*Name of the child  
 
*Name of the child  
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*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birthplace  
 
*Birthplace  
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Baptism date (if the source is a church record)  
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
  
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
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In birth or baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
  
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection ===
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection ===
  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
  
 
*[[IGI]]  
 
*[[IGI]]  
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
  
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
 
== Record History  ==
 
  
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2008, some of the entries were published on 8 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Western Europe Vital Records Index: Spanish Region." This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Spain. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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== Record History ==
  
Volunteer indexers over thirty years extracted this information from microfilm copies of the parish registers. Some of it was published in 2008 on 8 CDs by the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as "Western Europe Vital Records Index: Spanish Region."  
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2008, some of the entries were published on 8 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Western Europe Vital Records Index: Spanish Region." This is an index of some births or baptisms throughout Spain. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
  
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
  
*"Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed April 7, 2011. entry for &nbsp;Anacleto Orcal,baptized 14 July 1806; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1039061; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
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"Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed April 7, 2011. entry for Anacleto Orcal, baptized 14 July 1806; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1039061; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:25, 20 April 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940 .

Contents

Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1502 through 1940.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Baptism date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Baptisms, 1502-1940 Marriages, 1565-1950 Deaths, 1600-1920
Alava 233 1,309 0
Albacete 681,341 188,157 21,426
Alicante 0 8 0
Asturias 0 1 0
Badajoz 15,647 4,229 0
Baleares 0 1 0
Barcelona 813,399 184,512 9,030
Bilbao 0 6 1
Burgos 15,510 5,546 1,174
Cantabria 998 456 675
Ciudad Real 77,103 26,709 5,020
Cuenca 0 2 0
Gerona 1,934,642 395,636 15,071
Granada 0 147,215 0
Guadalajara 0 2 0
Huelva 0 2 0
Jaén 1 0 0
La Coruña 4,588 10 0
Lugo 125,922 48,149 1,604
Madrid 0 24 7
Murcia 287,317 55,090 7,206
Navarra 0 314,465 0
Orense 0 1 2
Palencia 0 7 1
Pontevedra 23,726 8,442 0
Salamanca 0 2 0
Santa Cruz 0 3 0
Santander 73,638 15,356 24,111
Sevilla 0 6 0
Spain 101,946 51,919 73,820
Toledo 0 3 0
Valencia 0 4 0
Valladolid 1,775,706 594,585 27,111
Vizcaya 0 125,742 0
Zamora 0 1 0
Total 5,931,717 2,167,600 186,259


How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2008, some of the entries were published on 8 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Western Europe Vital Records Index: Spanish Region." This is an index of some births or baptisms throughout Spain. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Spain.

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Related Wiki Articles

Spain Catholic Church Records

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Sources of Information for This Collection

"Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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 citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940." index, FamilySearch ([1]): accessed April 7, 2011. entry for Anacleto Orcal, baptized 14 July 1806; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1039061; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.