Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records, 1519-1527 .
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Cuidad Real, Spain
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Location of Cuidad Real, Spain
Record Description
Record Type: Municipal Record
Collection years: 1519-1527
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: España, Provincia de Ciudad Real, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cuidad Real

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes the 1519 and 1527 census records for the city and parish of Almadén in the province of Ciudad Real.

These records are written in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

This collection is being published as images become available.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records, 1519-1527.

Collection Content

The information in each record varies by year.

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Ages
  • Residence
  • Nationality or place of origin

How Do I Search the Collection?

Use these records to find the birth/baptism, marriage, and death/burial records of your ancestors. Once you find those records compare them to the census to know if you have the right person(s).

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

Searching the Collection

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
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" category
⇒Select the "City or Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the marital status (whether a divorce or death dissolved a marriage) to identify previous marriages.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

Generally the ages of the adults are given and often those of children are also included.

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

A boundary change could have occurred that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Cuidad Real.

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records with the help of Spain Emigration and Immigration.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Spain, Ciudad Real items or FHL Keyword Spain, Ciudad Real items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Spain Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records, 1519-1527." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Historical Provincial Archives, Ciudad Real, Spain.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records, 1519-1527.

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