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[[Spain Genealogy|Spain]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Cádiz, Spain Genealogy|Cadiz]]
  
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| title_language = España, Testamentos Notariales de Cádiz
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| FS_URL_01 = [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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'''España, Testamentos Notariales de Cádiz'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of notary public wills is for the years 1531-1920 from the province of Cádiz.
  
This collection of notary public wills is from the years 1550-1920.
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.  
 
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The records are testaments (wills) that were written in the presence of a notary public of the province of Cádiz. This collection was kept at the Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz, Spain. Documents are written in Spanish.  
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This is a collection of wills created before a notary public, who kept the original document until the death of the person that created the will; another copy was kept at the General Registry of Wills (Registro General de Actos de Última Voluntad). Through the life of the testator, the General Registry kept the will as a secret document, unauthorized to be viewed by anyone until the death of the testator. At the death of the person, the family would inquire at the General Registry of Wills to find out which will was the latest created by the testator and where it was created, especially if the family did not know which notary public was holding the original copy.  
 
This is a collection of wills created before a notary public, who kept the original document until the death of the person that created the will; another copy was kept at the General Registry of Wills (Registro General de Actos de Última Voluntad). Through the life of the testator, the General Registry kept the will as a secret document, unauthorized to be viewed by anyone until the death of the testator. At the death of the person, the family would inquire at the General Registry of Wills to find out which will was the latest created by the testator and where it was created, especially if the family did not know which notary public was holding the original copy.  
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The vital information contained in these wills may be reliable since the testator had to provide his or her legal identification and proof of property and goods ownership, as well as the names and personal identification of the inheritors.  
 
The vital information contained in these wills may be reliable since the testator had to provide his or her legal identification and proof of property and goods ownership, as well as the names and personal identification of the inheritors.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1918906/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Collection Content  ==
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1550-1920." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz.}}
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[[Spain, Cadiz Notary Public Wills (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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'''These wills may contain the following information:'''
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'''Wills''' may contain the following information:  
  
*Name of testator(s)
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*Name of testator  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Current residence  
 
*Current residence  
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*Marriage date and place of testators  
 
*Marriage date and place of testators  
 
*Names of children/heirs and their vital information  
 
*Names of children/heirs and their vital information  
*Testamentary executor’s name  
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*Executor’s name  
 
*Witnesses’ names  
 
*Witnesses’ names  
 
*Burial request
 
*Burial request
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the Provincia <br>⇒ Select the Ciudad <br>⇒ Select the Escribano y años de servicio <br>⇒ Select the Volumen y años which takes you to the images.  
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The open wills in this collection are alphabetically organized. In order to find your ancestor, it is necessary to know the name of the deceased person that left the will. It will also help to know the approximate year of his or her death.  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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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.  
  
The open wills in this collection are alphabetically organized. In order to find your ancestor, it is necessary to know the name of the deceased person that left the will. It will also help to know the approximate year of his or her death.  
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If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.  
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1918906/waypoints Collection Page]'''<br> To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Province" <br> ⇒Select the "City" <br> ⇒Select the "Notary and Years of Service" <br> ⇒Select the "Volume and Years", which will take you to the images.
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Search the collection by index or 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 entries or images and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination.
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'''When searching:'''<br> 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.  
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Use these records to learn information that would lead to finding baptismal/birth, marriage, and/or death/burial records. Wills/testamentos are good for learning the death date and place, what family/friends he/she had at the time of death, his/her wealth status at the time of death; for example, if your ancestor gave parcels of owned land to descendants/relatives, then you know to look for land records.
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date.
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*Use the names of family members and look for their records.
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*Use the place of residence as a starting point and search nearby towns for further records and ancestors.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?  ===
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?  ===
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A boundary change could have occurred that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Barcelona.
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Church records are also a good source for birth, marriage, and death information.  
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*[[Spain Baptisms]]
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*[[Spain Catholic Church Records]]
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*[[Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:
  
*[http://www.tuabogadodefensor.com/01ecd193df140f315/01ecd193e40909d08/index_Testamentos.htm Tu Abogado Defensor&nbsp;: La Partición de la Herencia.]
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[[Spain Emigration and Immigration]]  
*[http://www.imsersomayores.csic.es/documentos/documentos/melich-testamento-01.pdf Informes Portal Mayores&nbsp;: El testamento. Clases de testamentos y disposiciones testamentarias.]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Spain|Spain]]
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== Citing This Collections  ==
*[[Spain Notarial Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again.
  
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Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others won’t waste time looking through these records in the future.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again. Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others won’t waste time looking through these records in the future.  Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1531-1920." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Provincial Historical Archives, Cádiz, Spain.}} <br> '''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image_Citation_Link
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“Spain.Cadiz,Testaments,1550-1920,” &nbsp;images, ''FamilySearch&nbsp;''(https://familysearch.org; accessed 14 March 2012), Cadiz,&gt; San Fernando&gt; Protocolo&gt;Antonio Delgado, 1791,image 100 of 138. España. Notario Público de Cádiz. Testamentos, 1550-1920. Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz. Spain. Notary Public of Cadiz. Wills, 1550-1920. Provincial Historical Archive of Cadiz.
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Record Description
Record Type: Testament Records
Collection years: 1531-1920
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Languages: España, Testamentos Notariales de Cádiz
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz


What is in the Collection?

This collection of notary public wills is for the years 1531-1920 from the province of Cádiz.

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

This is a collection of wills created before a notary public, who kept the original document until the death of the person that created the will; another copy was kept at the General Registry of Wills (Registro General de Actos de Última Voluntad). Through the life of the testator, the General Registry kept the will as a secret document, unauthorized to be viewed by anyone until the death of the testator. At the death of the person, the family would inquire at the General Registry of Wills to find out which will was the latest created by the testator and where it was created, especially if the family did not know which notary public was holding the original copy.

A wealthy person usually created a will in order to leave properties and goods as an inheritance to his or her children and others. In order to do this, the person would hire a notary public. The notary had the knowledge to write this kind of document, which needed to fulfill legal formalities.

The vital information contained in these wills may be reliable since the testator had to provide his or her legal identification and proof of property and goods ownership, as well as the names and personal identification of the inheritors.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Cadiz, Testaments, 1531-1920.

Collection Content

Wills may contain the following information:

  • Name of testator
  • Place of birth
  • Current residence
  • Spouse's name
  • Parents’ names
  • Marriage date and place of testators
  • Names of children/heirs and their vital information
  • Executor’s name
  • Witnesses’ names
  • Burial request

How Do I Search the Collection?

The open wills in this collection are alphabetically organized. In order to find your ancestor, it is necessary to know the name of the deceased person that left the will. It will also help to know the approximate year of his or her death.

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.

Search the Collection

Search by Name by visiting the Collection 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 "Province"
⇒Select the "City"
⇒Select the "Notary and Years of Service"
⇒Select the "Volume and Years", which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by index or 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 entries or images and compare the information about the individuals listed 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, 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 guides:

What Do I Do Next?

Use these records to learn information that would lead to finding baptismal/birth, marriage, and/or death/burial records. Wills/testamentos are good for learning the death date and place, what family/friends he/she had at the time of death, his/her wealth status at the time of death; for example, if your ancestor gave parcels of owned land to descendants/relatives, then you know to look for land records.

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the names of family members and look for their records.
  • Use the place of residence as a starting point and search nearby towns for further records and ancestors.

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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

A boundary change could have occurred that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Barcelona.

Church records are also a good source for birth, marriage, and death information.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

Spain Emigration and Immigration

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Don't overlook FHL Place Spain, Cádiz items or FHL Keyword Spain, Cádiz items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Spain Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again.

Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others won’t waste time looking through these records in the future.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again. Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others won’t waste time looking through these records in the future. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1531-1920." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Provincial Historical Archives, Cádiz, 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, Cadiz, Testaments, 1531-1920.