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

This Collection will include records from 1860 to 1960.

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.

For an alphabetical list of names currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

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

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in pension records may include:

  • Name of deceased official/pensioner
  • Name of petitioner
  • Name of widows
  • Names of children/orphans

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Nombre del interesado y datos del expediente" which takes you to the images.

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.

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.