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''[[Europe]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''[[Spain Genealogy|Spain]]'''{{Spain-sidebar}}
=== Getting Started with Spain Research  ===
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Guide to '''Spain genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Spain is a country in Southwest Europe bordered by [[Gibraltar Genealogy|Gibraltar]], [[France Genealogy|France]], [[Andorra Genealogy|Andorra]], and [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]. Spanish is the official language.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Spain," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
  
Welcome to the Spain page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Spain page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] page to learn more about using the site. The Spain page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!&nbsp;
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Spain Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Spain research.
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*[[Spain How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[Spain Quick Start Guide|Spain Quick Start Guide]]  
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*[[Spain Locating Place of Origin|Locating Place of Origin]]
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*[[Spain Resources|Spain Resources]]
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:[[Spain Genealogy#More Spain Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
  
New! Join a Genealogy Research Community on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spain-Genealogy-Research-Community/227145867354657 Facebook] or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]]  
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<h3>Spain Research Tools</h3>
See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on ''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 "Reading Spanish Handwritten Records"] ''and understanding''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spanish-script-tutorial/92 "Spanish Script"]''.
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Spain research.
 
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
=== Si usted entiende español  ===
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*[[Spanish Letter Writing Guide]]  
 
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927167 records collections for Spain] available on FamilySearch.org.
Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de México en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.  
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:[[Spain Genealogy#More Spain Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
  
Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities listed below. A list of the provinces of Spain and access to their individual pages can be found below and in the article [[Spain Provinces|'''Spain Provinces''']]  
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'''Click on the province, and the link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province.'''
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| [[Spain Province of Álava|Álava]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Albacete|Albacete]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Alicante|Alicante]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Almería|Almería]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Asturias|Asturias]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Ávila|Ávila]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Badajoz|Badajoz]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Barcelona|Barcelona]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Burgos|Burgos]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Cáceres|Cáceres]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Cádiz|Cádiz]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Cantabria|Cantabria]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Castellón|Castellón ]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Ciudad Real|Ciudad Real]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Córdoba|Córdoba]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of La Coruña|La Coruña]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Cuenca|Cuenca]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Gerona|Gerona]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Granada|Granada]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Guadalajara|Guadalajara]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
 
| [[Spain Province of Guipúzcoa|Guipúzcoa]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Huelva|Huelva]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Huesca|Huesca]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Islas Baleares|Islas Baleares]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Jaén|Jaén]]
 
| [[Spain Province of León|León]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Lérida|Lérida]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Lugo|Lugo]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Madrid|Madrid]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Málaga|Málaga]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Murcia|Murcia]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Navarra|Navarra]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Orense|Orense]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Palencia|Palencia]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Las Palmas|Las Palmas]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Pontevedra|Pontevedra]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of La Rioja|La Rioja]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Salamanca|Salamanca]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Segovia|Segovia]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Sevilla|Sevilla]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Soria|Soria]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Tarragona|Tarragona]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife|Santa Cruz de Tenerife]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Teruel|Teruel]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Toledo|Toledo]]
 
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| [[Spain Province of Valencia|Valencia]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Valladolid|Valladolid]]
 
| [[Spain Province of Vizcaya|Vizcaya]]
 
 
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| [[Spain Province of Zamora|Zamora]]
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| [[Spain Province of Zaragoza|Zaragoza]]
 
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<br> Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).  
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==Autonomous Communities==
 
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Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).
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*[[Autonomous Community of Andalucia|Andalucia]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Andalucia|Andalucia]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Aragon|Aragon]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Aragon|Aragon]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Asturias|Asturias]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Asturias|Asturias]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Baleares|Baleares (Balearic Islands)]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Baleares|Baleares (Balearic Islands)]]  
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*[[Autonomous City of Ceuta|Ceuta]]*  
 
*[[Autonomous City of Ceuta|Ceuta]]*  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Canarias|Canarias (Canary Islands) ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Canarias|Canarias (Canary Islands) ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Cantabria|Cantabria]]
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Cantabria|Cantabria]]
 
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*[[Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha|Castilla-La Mancha]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha|Castilla-La Mancha]]  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Castilla y Leon|Castilla y Leon ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Castilla y Leon|Castilla y Leon ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Cataluña|Cataluña (Catalonia)]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Cataluña|Cataluña (Catalonia)]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Valencia|Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian Community) ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Valencia|Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian Community) ]]  
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*[[Autonomous Community of Extremadura|Extremadura]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Extremadura|Extremadura]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Galicia|Galicia]]
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Galicia|Galicia]]
 
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*[[Autonomous Community of La Rioja|La Rioja]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of La Rioja|La Rioja]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Madrid|Madrid ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Madrid|Madrid ]]  
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*[[Autonomous City of Melilla|Melilla]]*  
 
*[[Autonomous City of Melilla|Melilla]]*  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Murcia|Murcia ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Murcia|Murcia ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Navarra|Navarra ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Navarra|Navarra ]]  
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Pais Vasco|Pais Vasco (Basque Country)]]
 
*[[Autonomous Community of Pais Vasco|Pais Vasco (Basque Country)]]
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Note: The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania).<br>
  
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==Provinces==
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Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. A list of the provinces of Spain and access to their individual pages can be found below and in the article [[Spain Provinces|'''Spain Provinces''']]. '''Each link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province. '''
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*[[Álava Genealogy|Álava]]
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*[[Albacete Genealogy|Albacete]]
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*[[Alicante Genealogy|Alicante]]
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*[[Almería Genealogy|Almería]]
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*[[Asturias Genealogy|Asturias]]
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*[[Ávila Genealogy|Ávila]]
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*[[Badajoz Genealogy|Badajoz]]
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*[[Barcelona Genealogy|Barcelona]]
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*[[Burgos Genealogy|Burgos]]
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*[[Cáceres Genealogy|Cáceres]]
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*[[Cádiz Genealogy|Cádiz]]
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*[[Cantabria Genealogy|Cantabria]]
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*[[Castellón Genealogy|Castellón ]]
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*[[Ciudad Real Genealogy|Ciudad Real]]
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*[[Córdoba Genealogy|Córdoba]]
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*[[La Coruña Genealogy|La Coruña]]
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*[[Cuenca Genealogy|Cuenca]]
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*[[Gerona Genealogy|Gerona]]
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*[[Granada Genealogy|Granada]]
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*[[Guadalajara Genealogy|Guadalajara]]
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*[[Guipúzcoa Genealogy|Guipúzcoa]]
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*[[Huelva Genealogy|Huelva]]
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*[[Huesca Genealogy|Huesca]]
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*[[Islas Baleares Genealogy|Islas Baleares]]
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*[[Jaén Genealogy|Jaén]]
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*[[León Genealogy|León]]
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*[[Lérida Genealogy|Lérida]]
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*[[Lugo Genealogy|Lugo]]
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*[[Madrid Genealogy|Madrid]]
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*[[Málaga Genealogy|Málaga]]
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*[[Murcia Genealogy|Murcia]]
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*[[Navarra Genealogy|Navarra]]
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*[[Orense Genealogy|Orense]]
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*[[Palencia Genealogy|Palencia]]
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*[[Las Palmas Genealogy|Las Palmas]]
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*[[Pontevedra Genealogy|Pontevedra]]
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*[[La Rioja Genealogy|La Rioja]]
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*[[Salamanca Genealogy|Salamanca]]
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*[[Segovia Genealogy|Segovia]]
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*[[Sevilla Genealogy|Sevilla]]
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*[[Soria Genealogy|Soria]]
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*[[Tarragona Genealogy|Tarragona]]
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*[[Santa Cruz de Tenerife Genealogy|Santa Cruz de Tenerife]]
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*[[Teruel Genealogy|Teruel]]
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*[[Toledo Genealogy|Toledo]]
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*[[Valencia Genealogy|Valencia]]
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*[[Valladolid Genealogy|Valladolid]]
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*[[Vizcaya Genealogy|Vizcaya]]
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*[[Zamora Genealogy|Zamora]]
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*[[Zaragoza Genealogy|Zaragoza]]
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Note: The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania).  
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==More Spain Research Strategies==
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Spain.
=== Research Tools  ===
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*[[Spain Finding Records|Spain Finding Records]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/pages/spanish/en/welcome.aspx Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spanish-script-tutorial/92 Understanding "Spanish Script"]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Spain.pdf BYU Research Outline for Spain]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_naming_customs Spanish naming customs]
  
*[[Spanish Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
*[[Geneanet]]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernEuropeGenealogyResearchCommunity/ Southern Europe Facebook Community] - Facebook group discussing genealogy research
*[[Queen Anne's War 1702 to 1713|Queen Anne's War]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22&q=spain Learning Center] - Online Spanish genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927167 Historical Records, Spain] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Spain Family History Center locator map]
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==Websites==
 
*[http://hispanicgenealogy.blogspot.com Hispanic Genealogy Blog]  
 
*[http://hispanicgenealogy.blogspot.com Hispanic Genealogy Blog]  
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/spain/index.html Spain Genealogy Links]  
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/spain/index.html Spain Genealogy Links]  
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*[http://www.genealogyspot.com/country/spain.htm GenealogySpot: Spain]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyspot.com/country/spain.htm GenealogySpot: Spain]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/spain/ Spanish Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/spain/ Spanish Genealogy Forum]  
*[http://script.byu.edu/spanish/en/welcome.aspx Spanish Script Tutorial]  
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*[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia Directory of Royal Genealogical Data]  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Spain.pdf BYU Research Outline for Spain]  
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*[http://www.bne.es/en/Colecciones/ Biblioteca Nacional de España Collections] - in English
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927167 records collections for Spain] available on FamilySearch.org.
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*[http://members.aol.com/balboanet/spain/ Spain]  
 
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*[http://www.genealogia-es.com/ Spain GenWeb]  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/Spain.html Spain Libraries (Libweb)]
 
 
*[[Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Spain, Cadastre of the Marquis of Ensenada (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Cadastre of the Marquis of Ensenada (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Spain, Cadiz Notary Public Wills (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Cadiz Notary Public Wills (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Spain, Cadiz Passports (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Cadiz Passports (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain,_C%C3%A1diz_Province_Municipal_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Spain, Cadiz Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
 
*[[Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Catholic Church Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]])
 
*[[Spain, Consular Records of Spaniard Emigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Consular Records of Spaniard Emigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*S[[Spain Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|pain Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Spain, Catholic Church Diocese of Avila Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Catholic Church Diocese of Avila Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Church Parish Records|Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain,_Pension_Records_of_Widows_and_Orphans_of_Spanish_Officials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Spain, Pension Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials][https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain,_Pension_Records_of_Widows_and_Orphans_of_Spanish_Officials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]<br>
 
*[[Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Featured Content  ===
 
 
 
See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on ''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 "Reading Spanish Handwritten Records"] ''and understanding''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spanish-script-tutorial/92 "Spanish Script"]''.
 
 
 
=== Things You Can Do  ===
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
 
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=== Websites  ===
 
 
 
*[[Spain Websites|Websites]]
 
 
 
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*[[Spain Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Spain Biography|Biographies]]
 
*[[Spain Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Spain Census|Census]]
 
*[[Spain Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Spain Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Spain Catholic Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Spain Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Spain Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Spain Dwellings|Dwellings]]
 
*[[Spain Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Spain Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
 
*[[Spain Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Spain Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Spain Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Spain Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Spain History|History]]
 
*[[Spain Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*[[Spain Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Spain Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Spain Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Spain Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Spain Names, Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[Spain Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Spain Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Spain Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Spain Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
 
*[[Spain Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[Spain Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Spain Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Spain Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Spain Population|Population]]
 
*[[Spain Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Spain Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Spain Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Spain Timeline|Timeline]]
 
  
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Guide to Spain genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Spain is a country in Southwest Europe bordered by Gibraltar, France, Andorra, and Portugal. Spanish is the official language.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Spain Research

Links to articles on getting started with Spain research.

See More Research Strategies

Spain Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Spain research.

See More Research Tools


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Spain Clickable Map

Click on the province, and the link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province.

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Autonomous Communities

Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).

Note: The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania).

Provinces

Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. A list of the provinces of Spain and access to their individual pages can be found below and in the article Spain Provinces. Each link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province.

More Spain Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Spain.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Spain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain, accessed 23 March 2016.