Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Contributions to This Article
- 8 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Record
España, Provincia de Lérida, Registros Municipales
This collection will include records of civil registration, census, wills, and quintas (military) for the cities and parishes of Alíns, Alto Arán, Areo, Aynet de Besán, Baén, Baix Pallars, Balestuy, Bosost, Caregue, Cervera, Ciutadilla, Claravalls, Coscastell, Enviny, Escaló, Espluga de Serra, Estac, Farrera, Fígols de Tremp, Gerri de la Sal, Guimerá, Gurp, Les, Llavorsí, Maldá, Montcortés, Noris, Palau de Noguera, Peramea, Sapeira, Sort, Surp, Talarn, Tárrega, Tor and Tremp in the Lérida Province of Spain from 1319 to 1959.
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).
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1959.|
The information in each record varies by year.
Birth records generally include the following information:
- Place of registration
- Name of child
- Date of birth
- Time of birth
- Place of birth
- Parents’ names and place of origin
- Paternal grandparents’ names and place of origin
- Maternal grandparents’ names and place of origin
- Place, date and parish of baptism
Marriage records may include the following:
- Place and date of registration
- Name of groom
- Groom’s place of origin
- Groom’s age
- Groom’s marital status
- Groom’s occupation
- Name of bride
- Bride’s place of origin
- Bride’s age
- Bride’s marital status
- Place of their residence
- Parish name and date of their religious wedding
- Groom’s parents' names, their place of origin, and occupation of father
- Bride’s parents' names, their place of origin, and occupation of father
Death records usually include:
- Place and date of death
- Name of deceased person (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
- Deceased place of origin
- Deceased age at time of death
- Deceased marital status
- Deceased occupation
- Cause of death
- If deceased left a will
- Deceased place of residence
- Place of burial
- Parents’ names and their place of origin
- Father’s occupation
Censuses usually contain the following information:
- Name of house owner
- Names of all those in household
- Date of birth/age
- Civil status
- Length of stay at current residence
- Relationship to house owner
Draft registrations generally include:
- Complete name
- Birth date or age
- Place of origin
- Civil status
- Medical and physical condition
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.
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
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" 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.
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.
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.
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 Lérida.
Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
- Spain Baptisms
- Spain Catholic Church Records
- Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:
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.
- Archivo Municipal de Lérida - Prensa Digitalizada
- Archivo Municipal de Lérida
- Lerida, Catalonia, Spain Genealogy
- Spain Genealogy Links
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- Spain Military Records
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Citation for This Collection
|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, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1959.|
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 Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1940." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Municipal Archives, Lleida, Spain.