Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Segovia, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Catholic Church Records
Collection years: 1533-1987
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Diócesis de Segovia, Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica
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Archivos Diocesanos de Segovia


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes baptisms, marriages, burials and other ecclesiastical documents of parish registers from the Segovia Catholic Diocese for the years 1533-1987.

The records are written in Spanish and Latin; see the section "For Help Reading These Records" for links to translation help guides.

The records were kept in the Palacio Episcopal de Segovia before 2010, and were then moved to their current location in the premises of the old seminary.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987.

Collection Content

The information in each record may vary by year.

Baptism records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender
  • Date of birth or age at time of baptism
  • Legitimacy to parents (whether biological or adopted)
  • Parents’ names, residence, and marital status
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Name of godparents and their relationship to child

Marriage records usually include:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names and ages of the bride and groom
  • Groom's marital status, origin, and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their origin
  • Bride's marital status, origin, and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their origin
  • Names of the witnesses

Death records usually include:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, gender, and age of deceased (keep in mind that the records of women may be filed under their married name)
  • Parents' names if deceased was a minor
  • Spouse's name if deceased was married
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record Custodians. The Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization(s). The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

How Do I Search the Collection?

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors, altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors (if the information was scanned) could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct.

Using the index is a quick and helpful way to find the actual record.

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

To search by image:
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 Town" 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.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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, 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 or Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find each of the couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Use the marital status (whether a divorce or death dissolved a marriage) to identify previous marriages.
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

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

Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Continue to search the indexes and 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?

Maybe your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search immigration/emigration records Spain Emigration and Immigration.

Civil registration records (birth, marriage, and death records) are also a good substitute for when a church record cannot be found Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records and Spain, Segovia Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Diocesan Archives, Segovia, 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, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987.


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