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Guide to Spain genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Getting Started with Spain Research
Links to articles on getting started with Spain research.
Spain Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Spain research.
Spain Clickable Map
Click on the province, and the link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province.
Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).
Note: The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania).
Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. A list of the provinces of Spain and access to their individual pages can be found below and in the article Spain Provinces. Each link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province.
More Spain Research Strategies
Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Spain.
- Spain Finding Records
- Spanish Script Tutorial
- Reading Spanish Handwritten Records
- Understanding "Spanish Script"
- BYU Research Outline for Spain
- Spanish naming customs
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Southern Europe Facebook Community - Facebook group discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online Spanish genealogy courses
- Historical Records, Spain - databases and record images on FamilySearch
- Family History Center locator map
- Hispanic Genealogy Blog
- Spain Genealogy Links
- Spanish Genealogy & Family History
- GenealogySpot: Spain
- Spanish Genealogy Forum
- Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
- Biblioteca Nacional de España Collections - in English
- Spain GenWeb
- Spain Libraries (Libweb)
- Wikipedia contributors, "Spain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain, accessed 23 March 2016.