Spain Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
== Collection Time Period  ==
  
This index covers events from 1650 through1920.<br>  
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This index covers events from 1650 through1920.<br>
 
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== Record History  ==
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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 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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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."<br>&nbsp;
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=== Why&nbsp;This Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.&nbsp;
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.&nbsp;
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.<br>  
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The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.<br>
  
 
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=== Record&nbsp;Content  ===
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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.  
 
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.<br>  
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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.<br>
  
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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.  
 
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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== Record History  ==
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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 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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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."<br>
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==

Revision as of 15:18, 29 October 2010

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Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1650 through1920.

Record Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

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

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

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • 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 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.

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.

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."

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.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Spain Catholic Church Records

Sources of This Collection

"Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Spain.

"Spain Marriages, 1565-1950," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Spain.

"Spain Deaths, 1600-1920," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Spain.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

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