Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Municipales de la Provincia de Tarragona, España.
This Collection will include records from 1430 to 1916.
This collection includes civil registration, census, wills, quintas (military) records for the cities and parishes of Benissanet, Rasquera, Torre de l'Espanyol and Tortosa in the Tarragona Province of Spain. 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 and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.
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 Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arxiu Comarcal del Baix Penedés.
Civil registration records usually contain the following information:
- Place and date of event
- Parents’ names
Census records usually contain the following information:
- Nationality or place of origin
Military draft records may contain the following information:
- Name of draftees
- Age of draftees
- Parents’ name
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 "Province"
⇒Select the "City or Municipality"
⇒Select the "Parish"
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" 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. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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