Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers (FamilySeach Historical Records)

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Spain Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers, 1826-1960 .
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Record Description
Record Type: Military
Collection years: 1826-1960
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: España, registros de viudas y húerfanos de oficiales españoles
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General Archive of the Administration

What is in the Collection?

This collection will include digital images of pension classification records for the widows and orphans of Spanish officials from 1826 to 1960. Included in many of these files are wills and birth, marriage, and death certificates. Original records are housed at the Archivo General de la Administración in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

These records are handwritten 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, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers, 1826-1960.

Collection Content

Pension records may include the following information:
  • Name of deceased official/pensioner
  • Name of petitioner
  • Name of widows
  • Names of children/orphans

For additional information about the other records you may find among the pensions (birth, marriage, death certificates, or wills) and help using them, see the wiki article Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records.

How Do I Search the Collection?

Name are listed in alphabetical order in the "Browse through images" section that is listed on the initial collection page. Select the name or date of your ancestor if they appear on the list of names, and you should see images of those records.

Searching the Collection

To search by image:
To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Name on File and File Information" 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, 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. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

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, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1826-1960" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Administrative General Archives, Alcalá de Henares, 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, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers, 1826-1960.