Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955
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|Flag of the Kingdom of Spain|
|Flag of Granada Province|
|Location of Granada, Spain|
|Location of Spain|
|Title in the Language:||España, Provincia de Granada, Registros Municipales|
|Archivo Municipal de Granada|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains various civil and governmental records from the cities of Granada and Loja in the province of Granada from 1607-1955. .
This collection is being published as images become available.
For additional details about the history of these records and for help using them, see the Spain, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records page.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following lists indicate potential information given in each type of record. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all of the listed information, as record-keeping practices often varied by time and location.
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
The collection is mostly made up of mixed civil births, death, and marriage records. However, a mixture of other records, such as census, probate, military, and cemetery records, also make up a sizable portion of the collection.
For additional details about these records and help using them see Spain, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select City or Municipality
- Select Parish
- Select Record Type and Years to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference.
- Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
- Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
- Some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be buried under their maiden name
- Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches
- Search the records of nearby locations. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon. Note that marriages usually took place in the parish where the bride resided
- Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible
- Some record sets within the collection have original indexes which were created at the end of the year. If available, one of these indexes could help find the individual in question. However, copy errors could have been made in the index, so these must be treated with some caution
- Church records are a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Spain.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.