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NOTE: Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The recommendation for publication of Spain records prohibits putting the following records online: births after 1910, marriages after 1930 and deaths after 1960. If any record on a digital folder contains birth records after 1910, for example, the entire digital folder is restricted. The Historical Records collections will be updated each year to show new unrestricted records. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collection.  

NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Article 56000, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche for instructions on ordering microfilm as well as finding a local FamilySearch Center where you can view the films.

Spain, Province of Granada, Catholic Pre-Marriage Investigation Files, 1556-1899

Question #1: When searching for my ancestors, I believe that the marriage year 1843 should be 1643. Will you verify this for me?
Answer #1: If a marriage record is dated 1843 AND has the Film Number: 1542989 in the Record Detail page, the correct marriage date is 1643. See the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1542989: Expedientes matrimoniales 1643.

Question #2: When searching for 1796-1797 marriage records, Film 1648777 does not contain the correct records. Also, when searching for 1806-1807 marriage records, Film 1650124 does not contain the correct records. What are the correct film numbers?
Answer #2: Both searches return the wrong film numbers. The correct film numbers for each search are:
• Film 1650124: Expedientes matrimoniales 1796-1797.
• Film 1648777: Expedientes matrimoniales 1806-1807.

Question #3: The record detail pages listing Films 1790379 and 1790480 seem to be incorrect. What are the correct films?
Answer #3: The record detail pages associated with Film 1790379 should be Film 1790480 AND the record detail pages associated with Film 1790480 should be Film 1790379. You will have to order the films to see the original records.

Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985

Question #1: Some records are missing. Where can they be viewed?
Answer #1: See answers below for information about known missing records and their respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

Salamanca > San Muñoz > San Juan Bautista > Matrimonios 1683-1738 is considered to be a “wandering breadcrumb”; this is attributed to a shared digital film. Until the problem is resolved, you will have to view the images on Film 1107972 Bautismos 1610-1773 Matrimonios 1610-1738 Defunciones 1610-1620, 1647-1723 (Item 4).

Question #2: The Event Type and Year Range (Tipo de Registo e Anos - browse point) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. Is there a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer #2: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Article 56000, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.
The following is a list of known browse point discrepancies and the correct information:

Barcelona
Barcelona > Arenys de Mar > Santa María > Indice de Bautismos 1772-1851 are actually Gerona > Alfar > San Martín > Indice de Bautismos 1772-1851. For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1383896:
• Santa María (Arenys de Mar, Barcelona) - Item 1-2 Defunciones 1851-1909 (párvulos)
• San Martín (Alfar, Gerona) - Items 3-4 Bautismos 1742-1851

Barcelona > Arenys de Mar > Santa María > Bautismos 1732-1762 year span should be 1738-1745.

Barcelona > Arenys de Mar > Santa María > Bautismos 1832-1862 are located in Barcelona > Arenys de Munt > Santa María > Bautismos 1832-1843, Bautismos 1844-1851, Bautismos 1851-1859, and Bautismos 1859-1862.

Barcelona > Arenys de Munt > San Martín > Bautismos 1662-1826 are actually Gerona > Breda > Santa María > Bautismos 1662-1739, Bautismos 1739-1784, and Bautismos 1808-1827
However, when you click on Gerona > Breda > Santa María > Bautismos 1662-1739, the path changes back to Barcelona > Arenys de Munt > San Martín > Bautismos 1662-1826 and you can view all three of the Gerona > Breda > Santa María baptismal records together. This is attributed to a shared digital film and is called a wandering breadcrumb. For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1171856: Bautismos 1662-1784, 1806-1826.

Ciudad Real
Ciudad Real > Viso del Marqués > La Asunción de Nuestra Señora > Bautismos 1571-1610 are actually Matrimonios 1571-1610.

Gerona
Gerona > Alfar > San Martín > Indice de Bautismos 1772-1851 are located in Barcelona > Arenys de Mar > Santa María > Indice de Bautismos 1772-1851. For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1383896:
• Santa María (Arenys de Mar, Barcelona) - Item 1-2 Defunciones 1851-1909 (párvulos)
• San Martín (Alfar, Gerona) - Items 3-4 Bautismos 1742-1851

Gerona > Breda > Santa María > Bautismos 1662-1739: the path changes back to Barcelona > Arenys de Munt > San Martín > Bautismos 1662-1826. This is attributed to a shared digital film and is called a wandering breadcrumb. For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1171856: Bautismos 1662-1784, 1806-1826.

Gerona > Gerona > San Feliu and Gerona > Gerona > San Félix are the same locality. The Catalog listing is San Felíu (Gerona, Gerona), Registros parroquiales de San Félix, 1502-1899. You should search in both localities for records.

Gerona > Gerona > San Feliu > Matrimonios 1762-1851 are actually Defunciones 1762-1851 (includes an index, death records, and non-indexed children deaths). For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for 1171881.

Gerona > San Juan de las Abadesas > San Juan y Pol is missing some records. For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 2399541, Items 1-6: Indice, matrimonios 1738-1776 -- Matrimonios 1890-1921 -- Información matrimonial 1779-1805 -- Testamentos 1824 -- Matrimonios 1922-1942 -- Matrimonios 1857-1878 -- Confirmaciones 1859-1866 -- Indice de matrimonios 1857-1877 -- Matrimonios 1878-1896.

Murcia
Murcia > Beniel > San Bartolomé > Bautismos 1745-1753 and Índice de Bautismos 1745-1753 year span should be 1745-1760. There are some 1753 and 1755 records at the end of the record set.

Murcia > Beniel > San Bartolomé > Bautismos 1683-772 year span should be 1683-1708.

Murcia > Guadalupe > Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe > Defunciones 1852-1857 are Matrimonio 1852-1857.
Murcia > Guadalupe > Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe > Bautismos 1908-1923 are not online due to above mentioned restrictions and can be found on 1329380 Items 1-2.

Murcia > Javalí Viejo > San Onofre > Confirmaciones 1547-1603 and Matrimonios 1585-1623 belong in the browse path Murcia > Alguazas > San Onofre.

Murcia > Lorca > San Mateo > Defunciones 1744-1777 are actually Matrimonios 1744-1777. For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 145336: Matrimonios 1533-1823:
• Item 1: Confirmaciones 1572; Matrimonios 1533-1633
• Item 2: Matrimonios 1614-1633
• Item 3: Matrimonios 1633-1670
• Item 4: Matrimonios 1670-1714
• Item 5: Matrimonios 1714-1743
• Item 6: Matrimonios 1744-1777
• Item 7: Matrimonios 1777-1797
• Item 8: Matrimonios 1797-1823

Murcia > Lorca > San Patricio >
• Bautismos 1881-1897 and Índice de Bautismos 1881-1897 year span should be 8 Mar 1952 - 2 Jun 1953;
• Bautismos 1890-1894 and Índice de Bautismos 1890-1894 year span should be 6 Jun 1953 - 3 Nov 1954;
• Bautismos 1906-1907 and Índice de Bautismos 1906-1907 year span should be 22 July 1956 - 30 Aug 1957; and
• Bautismos 1907-1908 and Índice de Bautismos 1907-1908 year span should be 30 Aug 1957 - 5 Dec 1958.
The following are missing browse points from the same film (Film 1453442) as the above browse points:
• Bautismos Libro 12: 3 Nov 1954 - 23 May 1955 and Índice de Bautismos 1954-1955 in Item 3;
• Bautismos Libro 13: 25 May 1955 - 24 July 1956 and Índice de Bautismos 1955-1956 in Item 4;
• Bautismos Libro 16: 5 Dec 1958 - 7 May 1960 and Índice de Bautismos 1958-1960 in Item 7;
• Bautismos Libro 17: 10 May 1960 - 17 Oct 1964 and Índice de Bautismos 1960-1964 In Item 8;
• Bautismos Libro 18: 18 Oct 1964 - 12 Feb 1975 in Item 9; and
• Bautismos 15 Mar 1975 - 7 Mar 1986 in Item 10.

Salamanca
Salamanca > Retortillo > San Cristóbal > Matrimonios 1780-1787 year span should read as Matrimonios 1780-1807. For more information about what records are available, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1106312: Bautismos 1576-1633, 1810-1851 Matrimonios 1565-1659, 1780-1844 Defunciones 1569-1576, 1592-1633, 1679-1779, 1810-1851.

Salamanca > Villar de Ciervo > San Agustín > Bautismos 1669-1690 year span should read as Bautismos1660-1704.
Salamanca > Villar de Ciervo > San Agustín > Bautismos 1758-1759 year span should read as Bautismos1758-1775.

Question #3: In Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973, I found records in the province of Burgos. There is no such province in Panama. Where do the records in this province belong?
Answer #3: The Burgos > La Aguilera > San Cristóbal > Partidas bautismales 1752-1854 are church records for La Aguilera, Burgos, Spain. They apparently were found in a folder from Aguadulce, Coclé, Panama, and were erroneously mixed into Panama records.


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