Spain, Province of Granada, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Spain, Province of Granada, Miscellaneous Records, 1592-1900 .
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Granada, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Miscellaneous
Collection years: 1592-1900
Languages: Spanish Andalucian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Granada, Registros Diversos
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Archivo Municipal de Granada

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes military records or quintas (1700-1900), hospital death records (1749-1834) and foster home records (1700-1900) from the Granada Province, 1592 to 1900. The records were originally housed in the Archivo de la Diputación de Granada, in Granada, Spain.

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

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Granada, Miscellaneous Records, 1592-1900.

Collection Content

Military records may contain the following information:

  • Name and age of draftee
  • Date and location of enlistment
  • Date and place of birth
  • Literacy and occupation
  • Origin, including name of parish, city/town, and province
  • Parents' names
  • Civil status and religion
  • Complete physical description

Hospital records may contain the following information:

  • Name, age and gender of patient
  • Civil status of patient
  • Names of the patient's parents
  • Parents' age, residence and origin
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Observations (notes) of doctor
  • If the patient died, date and place of death/burial

Foster home records may contain the following information:

  • Date and time of arrival at orphanage
  • Name, age and gender of the child/orphan
  • Name of parish where baptized
  • Sometimes, a birth place is given

How Do I Search the Collection?

These record groups can be used to supplement civil and church records and provide more biographical information about your ancestor. These records are also useful if the civil and church records pertaining to your ancestor do not exist or were destroyed.

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.

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 “Record Type and Years” 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 age, birthplace, and names of parents to find birth or baptismal records in that birthplace.
  • If no birthplace is indicated, begin your search for a birth/baptismal record in the town where he/she claims residence.
  • Use the civil/marital status to determine whether a marriage record exists, then use the name of the spouse (if given) and the residence to begin your search for a marriage record.
  • Where an orphan/foundling was baptized is a clue to where the child was born. If possible, find the birth, marriage, and death record of the individual, for, sometimes, one or both of the parents of that child will claim him/her later on in life, and the marriage and death record would indicate that.

I Can't Find Who I'm 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.

Search using the parents' names, spouse's name, or children's names.

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.

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 Granada, Miscellaneous Records, 1592-1900." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Provincial Archives, Granada, 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 Granada, Miscellaneous Records, 1592-1900.

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