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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Registros Municipales de la Provincia de Almería, España.
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España, Provincia de Almería, Registros Municipales
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection includes civil registration, census and catastro de ensenada (estate information) records in the province of Almería. The text of the records is in Spanish. This collection is being published as images become available.  
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This collection includes civil registration, census, and catastro de ensenada (estate information) records in the province of Almería for the years 1587-1900.  
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The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
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This collection is being published as images become available.  
  
 
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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The information in each record varies by year.
  
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[[Image:Spain almeria mr birth.jpg|thumb|Birth Record]]
Image:Spain almeria mr birth.jpg|Birth
 
Image:Spain almeria mr marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Spain almeria mr death.jpg|Death
 
Image:Spain, Almeria, MR.JPG|Census
 
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'''Birth records usually contain the following information:'''
 
  
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'''Birth records''' generally include the following information: 
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
*Date, time and place of birth, including parish, town and province  
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*Date, time, and place of birth (including house, street, town, and province)
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents  
*Names of maternal grandparents
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*Names of maternal grandparents<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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[[Image:Spain almeria mr marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Marriage Record]]
  
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following:
 
*Date and place of marriage, including the name of parish  
 
*Date and place of marriage, including the name of parish  
 
*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's name and age  
*Groom's marital status, occupation and origin  
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*Groom's marital status, occupation, and origin  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Bride's name and age  
 
*Bride's name and age  
*Bride's marital status, occupation and origin  
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*Bride's marital status, occupation, and origin  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
*Names of witnesses
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*Names of witnesses<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
'''Death/burial records usually contain the following information:'''
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[[Image:Spain almeria mr death.jpg|thumb|Death Record]]
  
*Name and age of deceased  
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'''Death records''' usually include:
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*Name and age of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
 
*Occupation and origin of deceased  
 
*Occupation and origin of deceased  
 
*Name of spouse if married  
 
*Name of spouse if married  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
*Date and cause of death  
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*Date and place of death
*Burial information
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*Cause of death  
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*Burial information<br><br><br>
  
'''Census records usually contain the following information:'''
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[[Image:Spain, Almeria, MR.JPG|thumb|right|Census Record]]
  
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'''Censuses''' usually contain the following information:
 
*Address where census was taken  
 
*Address where census was taken  
 
*Name of head of household  
 
*Name of head of household  
*Name, age and gender of each member of household  
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*Name, age, and gender of each member of household  
*Civil status and occupation of each person
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*Civil status and occupation
*Nationality or place of origin of each person
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*Nationality or place of origin
 
*How long at this residence  
 
*How long at this residence  
*Literate or illiterate
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*Literate or not
  
 
== 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 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 helpful way to find the actual record.
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
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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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.<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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.<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 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 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" category<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.<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" category<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.<br>
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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.  
  
Search the collection by image 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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'''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 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.  
  
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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===For Help Reading These Records===
  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
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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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===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.
 +
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 +
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records [[Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical 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.
 +
*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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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 Almería.
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Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
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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)]]
  
[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
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Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:
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[[Spain Emigration and Immigration]]
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
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The following is a link to a research outline for Spain:<br> [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Spain.pdf Spain Research Outline]<br> It contains information about tracing a family through local records, a letter-writing guide for genealogical requests and their Spanish translations, Spanish and Latin word lists, a list of archives and genealogical societies, and a list of books available at the Family History Library.
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~espalmer/ Almeria Rootsweb]  
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*[http://censoarchivos.mcu.es/CensoGuia/archivodetail.htm?id=23307 Guia al Archivo Municipal de Almería] Website is in Spanish.
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*[http://www.almeriacultura.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=225&Itemid=188&lang=en Archivo Municipal de Almería] Website is in Spanish.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~espalmer/ Almeria Rootsweb]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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*[[Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
[[Spain]]  
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*[[Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Spain Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Spain, Catastro de Ensenada (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers (FamilySeach Historical Records)]]
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*[[Murcia Civil Registration - Vital Records]]
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*[[Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records]]
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*[[Almería]]
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*[[Spain]]
  
 
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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.
  
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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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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Title in the Language of the Record

España, Provincia de Almería, Registros Municipales

Record Description

This collection includes civil registration, census, and catastro de ensenada (estate information) records in the province of Almería for the years 1587-1900.

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

This collection is being published as images become available.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

Record Content

The information in each record varies by year.

Birth Record

Birth records generally include the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date, time, and place of birth (including house, street, town, and province)
  • Names of parents
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents








Marriage Record

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Date and place of marriage, including the name of parish
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's marital status, occupation, and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's marital status, occupation, and origin
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses








Death Record

Death records usually include:

  • Name and age of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Occupation and origin of deceased
  • Name of spouse if married
  • Names of parents
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Burial information


Census Record

Censuses usually contain the following information:

  • Address where census was taken
  • Name of head of household
  • Name, age, and gender of each member of household
  • Civil status and occupation
  • Nationality or place of origin
  • How long at this residence
  • Literate or not

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors 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 helpful way to find the actual record.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search by image:
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" category
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" 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 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. 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 of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical 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?

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 Almería.

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

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

Spain Emigration and Immigration

Related Websites

The following is a link to a research outline for Spain:
Spain Research Outline
It contains information about tracing a family through local records, a letter-writing guide for genealogical requests and their Spanish translations, Spanish and Latin word lists, a list of archives and genealogical societies, and a list of books available at the Family History Library.

Related Wiki Articles

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

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, Province of Almeria, Municipal Records, 1587 - 1900." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Municipal Archives, Almería, Spain.