Spain Cemeteries

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Spain has many cemeteries. The Spanish word is 'cementerio', and often appears first in the name of the cemetery, but not all cemeteries will have the word as part of the name.

Headstone customs will often vary from country to country, so viewing pictures of headstones placed on sites such as Findagrave.com or BillionGraves will aid in knowing what to expect in other records as well as knowing how things are done so you can more accurately identify the ancestor who is buried where the headstone is.

Cemeteries

Cemetery records
(Registros de cementerios)

Research use: Identifies family relationships, probable residence, and provides clues to other record sources.

Record type: Record of burials, exhumations, plots purchases, and so forth.

General: Kept by municipalities.

Time period: 1500-present.

Contents: Varies from list of names to lists that include age, cause of death, parents names, number of surviving sons and other information.

Location: Municipal archives.

Population coverage: 95% of the population.

Reliability: High.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Spain,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1999.