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

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registro de Pensiones de Viudez y Orfandad en España.

Record Description

Collection of digital images of pension classification records for the widows and orphans of Spanish officials. Included in many of these files are wills and birth, marriage, and death certificates. These records are handwritten in Spanish. Records are housed at the Archivo General de la Administración in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

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Citation for This Collection

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Court clerks. Spain, registros de la pensión de viudas y húerfanos de oficiales españoles fallecidos. Archivo General de la Administración, Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

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Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in pension records may include:

  • Name of the pensioner
  • Names of widows
  • Names of orphans

How to Use the Record

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

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960", digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 April 2012), Alba, Vicente - Caja 17800, Exp. 71, 1874 > Image 1 of 1; entry for Vicente de Alba, dated 25 April 1874; Spain. Social Security (Seguridad Social). Expedientes de viudas y huerfanos, 1860-1960. Archivo General de la Administración, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.