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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The Family History Library collection of the Roman Catholic Church parish records of the Diocese of Lugo, Spain covers the years from 1550 to 1930.  
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This collection includes digital copies of records of baptisms, marriages, and burials of the parishes of the Diocese of Lugo, Spain covering the years from 1550 to 1930. Some records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection.
  
Indexed parish records from the diocese of Lugo, Spain. Most of the parish records from the Diocese of Lugo have been preserved well, but some earlier entries may have some damage.  
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These records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading These Records" for links to translation help guides.
  
Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All of the original parish records were kept in the parish archive; however, the older records were centralized into the diocesan archive. Usually separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and deaths, however, in localities with a small population the records of baptisms, marriages, and burials were recorded in the same register. Confirmations were usually recorded with the baptismal registers, but can also be found with deaths and/or marriages. Generally, entries were created in chronological order. Early registers may have some ecclesiastical wording written in Latin.Catholic Church parish records cover about 95 to 100% of the population. However, this collection only includes the parish records that have been centralized through the years into the diocesan archive.  
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Most of the parish records from the Diocese of Lugo have been preserved well, but some earlier entries may have some damage.  
  
Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the sacraments of baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, and other ordinances that pertain to each Church’s jurisdiction.  
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Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All of the original parish records were kept in the parish archive, however, the older records were centralized into the diocesan archive. Usually separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and deaths, however, in localities with a small population the records of baptisms, marriages, and burials were recorded in the same register.  
  
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing Spanish genealogical research in Lugo.  
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Confirmations were usually recorded with the baptismal registers, but can also be found with deaths and/or marriages. Generally, entries were created in chronological order. Early registers may have some ecclesiastical wording written in Latin.
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Catholic Church parish records cover about 95 to 100% of the population. However, this collection only includes the parish records that have been centralized through the years into the diocesan archive.  
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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The information in each record may vary by year.
  
'''Most baptismal records contain:'''  
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'''Baptism records''' may include the following information:
 
 
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
*Name and gender of person being baptized
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*Name and gender
 
*Date of birth or age at time of baptism  
 
*Date of birth or age at time of baptism  
*Legitimacy of person
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*Legitimacy to parents (whether biological or adopted)
 
*Parents names, their residence, and place of origin  
 
*Parents names, their residence, and place of origin  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents and their place of residence  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents and their place of residence  
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*Name of witnesses
 
*Name of witnesses
  
'''Most marriage records contain:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually include: 
 
 
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Names and ages of the bride and groom  
*Name and age of groom
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*Marital status, residence, and origin of bride and groom  
*Civil status, residence and origin of groom  
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*Names of groom's parents, their residence, and place of origin  
*Names of groom's parents, their residence and place of origin  
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*Names of bride's parents, their residence, and place of origin  
*Name and age of bride
 
*Civil status, residence and origin of bride
 
*Names of bride's parents, their residence and place of origin  
 
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Most death records contain:'''  
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'''Death records''' usually include:
 
 
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
*Name and age of deceased  
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*Name and age of deceased (keep in mind that the records of women may be filed under their married name)
*Civil status of the deceased (single, married, widow)  
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*Marital status/name of spouse
*Name of spouse, if married
 
 
*Residence and/or place of origin  
 
*Residence and/or place of origin  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Burial information
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*Date and place of burial
 
*Sometimes, deceased may have left a testament  
 
*Sometimes, deceased may have left a testament  
 
*Sometimes, entries give the names of children
 
*Sometimes, entries give the names of children
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors, altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors (if the information was scanned) could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct.
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Using the index is a quick and helpful way to find the actual record.
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Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.
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===Search the Collection===
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'''To search by index:'''<br>
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
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.
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'''To search by image:'''<br>
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To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br>
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⇒Select the "Province" category <br>
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⇒Select the "City or Town" category <br>
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⇒Select the "Parish" category <br>
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⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.<br>
  
The Catholic parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Spain. These may also be the only records available for Spanish research before civil registration was implemented in 1871.  
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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.  
  
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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'''When searching:'''<br>
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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 ===
  
 
These records are in Spanish or Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
 
These records are in Spanish or Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
 
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
 
*[[Latin Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[[Latin 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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===Using the Information===
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find each of the couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records [[Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records]].
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces.
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Use the marital status (whether a divorce or death dissolved a marriage) to identify previous marriages.
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*Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
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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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Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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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.
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
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Maybe your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search immigration/emigration records. [[Spain Emigration and Immigration]]
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Civil registration records (birth, marriage, and death records) are also a good substitute for when a church record cannot be found. [[Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records]]
  
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/lugo0.htm Diocese of Lugo, Spain] Website is in Spanish.
*[http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/lugo0.htm Diocese of Lugo, Spain]  
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*[http://sortedbyname.com/index.html Sorted By Name.com] Website is in English.
*[http://sortedbyname.com/index.html Sorted By Name.com]
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*[http://www.archives.com/genealogy/family-heritage-spanish.html Spanish Genealogy]
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*[http://hispanicgenealogy.blogspot.com/ Hispanic Genealogy] Blog is written in English.
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*[http://www.genealogiahispana.com/?language=en Blog de Genealogía Hispaña] Blog is written in Spanish.
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*[http://www.genealogia-es.com/ Genealogía Española-España GenWeb] Website is in Spanish.
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*[http://www.mcu.es/archivos/docs/ArchivosIglesia.pdf Guía de los Archivos de la Iglesia en España] Website is in Spanish.
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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*[[Spain Catholic Church Records]]
*[[Spain|Spain]]  
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*[[Spain Catholic Church Directories]]
*[[Spain Catholic Church Records]]
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*[[Spain Websites]]
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*[[Spain]]  
  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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.  
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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.  
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
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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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.  
 
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, Lugo Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Diocesan Archives, Lugo, Spain.}}
{{Collection citation | text= "Spain, Lugo Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Diocesano de Lugo.}}
 

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica de la Diócesis de Lugo, España

Record Description

This collection includes digital copies of records of baptisms, marriages, and burials of the parishes of the Diocese of Lugo, Spain covering the years from 1550 to 1930. Some records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection.

These records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading These Records" for links to translation help guides.

Most of the parish records from the Diocese of Lugo have been preserved well, but some earlier entries may have some damage.

Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All of the original parish records were kept in the parish archive, however, the older records were centralized into the diocesan archive. Usually separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and deaths, however, in localities with a small population the records of baptisms, marriages, and burials were recorded in the same register.

Confirmations were usually recorded with the baptismal registers, but can also be found with deaths and/or marriages. Generally, entries were created in chronological order. Early registers may have some ecclesiastical wording written in Latin.

Catholic Church parish records cover about 95 to 100% of the population. However, this collection only includes the parish records that have been centralized through the years into the diocesan archive.

Record Content

The information in each record may vary by year.

Baptism records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender
  • Date of birth or age at time of baptism
  • Legitimacy to parents (whether biological or adopted)
  • Parents names, their residence, and place of origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents and their place of residence
  • Names of maternal grandparents and their place of residence
  • Name of godparents
  • Name of witnesses

Marriage records usually include:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names and ages of the bride and groom
  • Marital status, residence, and origin of bride and groom
  • Names of groom's parents, their residence, and place of origin
  • Names of bride's parents, their residence, and place of origin
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually include:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name and age of deceased (keep in mind that the records of women may be filed under their married name)
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Residence and/or place of origin
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Sometimes, deceased may have left a testament
  • Sometimes, entries give the names of children

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors, altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors (if the information was scanned) could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct.

Using the index is a quick and helpful way to find the actual record.

Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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 "Province" category
⇒Select the "City or Town" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category 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, 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 or Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find each of the couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Use the marital status (whether a divorce or death dissolved a marriage) to identify previous marriages.
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

Maybe your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search immigration/emigration records. Spain Emigration and Immigration

Civil registration records (birth, marriage, and death records) are also a good substitute for when a church record cannot be found. Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records

Related Web Sites

Related Wiki Articles

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

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.

"Spain, Lugo Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930" Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Diocesan Archives, Lugo, Spain.