Spain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Spain, Marriages, 1565-1950 .
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|Title in the Language:||España, Matrimonios, 1565-1950|
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What is in the Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1565 to 1950. This collection can include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
The collections comprised of the following:
- Indexed records
- The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
Marriage records usually contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Groom's name and age
- Groom's civil status, and residence
- Groom's birthplace
- Names of groom's parents and their birthplaces
- Bride's name and age
- Bride's civil status and residence
- Bride's birthplace
- Names of bride's parents and their birthplaces
- Names of witnesses
How Do I Search the Collection?
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors 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.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
What Do I Do Next?
Once you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person. Next, record any new information about your ancestor found in the record, such as dates, places, event, occupation, immigration year, other relatives. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married or died nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Use the event date and ages of ancestors to search for original birth, marriage, or death records in the county of the event. These records may have the maiden name of the mother, verify parents, and provide more clues to this family.
Citing This Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Spain, Marriages, 1565-1950." Database. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2017. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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