Andorra Church Records

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For information about records for non-Christian religions in Andorra, go to the Religious Records page.

Online Resources and Websites[edit | edit source]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The population of Andorra is predominantly (88.2%) Catholic. Though it is not an official state religion, the constitution acknowledges a special relationship with the Catholic Church, offering some special privileges to that group. Other Christian denominations include the Anglican Church, the Unification Church, the New Apostolic Church, and Jehovah's Witnesses. [1]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Different denominations, different time periods, and practices of different record keepers will effect how much information can be found in the records. This outline will show the types of details which might be found (best case scenario):

Baptisms[edit | edit source]

In Catholic and Anglican records, children were usually baptized a few days after birth, and therefore, the baptism record proves date of birth. Other religions, such as Baptists, baptized at other points in the member's life. Baptism registers might give:

  • baptism date
  • the infant's name
  • parents' names
  • father's occupation
  • status of legitimacy
  • occasionally, names of grandparents
  • names of witnesses or godparents, who may be relatives
  • birth date and place
  • the family's place of residence
  • death information, as an added note or signified by a cross

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Marriage registers can give:

  • the marriage date
  • the names of the bride and groom
  • indicate whether the bride and groom were single or widowed
  • their ages
  • birth dates and places for the bride and groom
  • their residences
  • their occupations
  • birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • parents' names (after 1800)
  • the names of previous spouses and their death dates
  • names of witnesses, who might be relatives.

Burials[edit | edit source]

Burial registers may give:

  • the name of the deceased
  • the date and place of death or burial
  • the deceased's age
  • place of residence
  • cause of death
  • the names of survivors, especially a widow or widower
  • deceased's birth date and place
  • parents' names, or at least the father's name



How to Find Records[edit | edit source]

Digital Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Watch for digitized copies of church records to be added to the collection of the FamilySearch Library. Some records might have viewing restrictions, and can only be viewed at a Family History Center near you, and/or by members of supporting organizations. To find records:

a. Click on the records of Andorra.
b. Click on Places within Andorra and a list of towns will appear.
c. Click on your town if it appears, or the location which you believe was the parish which served your town or village.
d. Click on the "Church records" topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
e. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the listing for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the record is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the records.

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See Spanish Letter Writing Guide for help with composing letters.

Andorra Archives[edit | edit source]

Department of Archives and Records Management
Prada Casadet, 8-12
AD500 Andorra la Vella
Andorra
Phone: +376802288 Ext. 3220
Phone: +376868645
sacultura.gov@andorra.ad
Susanna_Vela@govern.ad

Catholic Church Records[edit | edit source]

Andorra la Vella Parish
St. Stephen Andorra la Vella
Rambla Molines
AD500 Andorra la Vella
Andorra

Telephone: +376 821 177
Email: arxiprestatand@andorra.ad


Canillo Parish St. Saturnino Canillo
Carrer Mayor
Canillo, Canillo
Andorra

Phone: 376851115


Encamp Parish
St. Eulalia Encamp
Carrer de Santa Eulalia 11
Encamp, AD500 Encamp
Andorra

Phone: 376831514
E-mail: arxiprestatand@andorra.ad

Escaldes-Engordany Parish
St. Peter Escaldes-Engordany
Carrer Mossén Guillen Adellach 3
Escaldas
Escaldes-Engordany
Andorra

Phone: 376820783
Fax: 376820787

La Massana Parish
St. Acisclo La Massana
Carrer Major
La Massana
La Massana
Andorra

Phone: 376836450
Fax: 376838610


Ordino Parish
St. Cornelius Ordino
Ordino, Ordino
Andorra

Phone: 376835014

Sant Julia de Loria Parish
St. Julian Sant Julia de Loria
Avinguda Verge de Caólich 21
San Julia, Sant Julia de Loria
Andorra

Phone: 376841062
Fax: 376842762

Anglican Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

St. George's Church
PO Box 113
Crèdit Andorrà
Avda Sant Antoni
La Massana AD400
Principat d’Andorra

  • Email: englishchurch@andorra.ad
  • Website

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Andorra", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil, accessed 6 April 2020.