Andorra Civil Registration

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Definition

Civil registration is the government recording of births, marriages, and deaths.

Contents

Births

Civil registration birth records are among the richest genealogical records in the world. Birth records typically provide the following information:

  • Place and date of child's birth (often times they provide the exact time of birth)
  • Full name, profession and place of birth of the child's father
  • Full name and place of birth of the child's mother
  • Full name and place of birth of the child's maternal and paternal grandparents

Marriages

Marriage records are also very valuable in Spanish genealogical research. Marriage records provide the following information:

  • Date when the marriage occurred
  • Full names, marital status (single or widowed) and places of birth for both the bride and groom
  • Full names, and places of birth for the parents of the bride and groom

Marriage Record Tip:

Couples usually married in the home town of the bride (if the family still lived there).

Deaths

Death records should not be overlooked. Death certificates often provide additional information about the deceased and his or her family. You can expect to find the following information:

If the deceased was single:

  • Full name, age, occupation (if applicable), place of birth, and death date of the deceased
  • Full name of the deceased parents, and often times their places of birth
  • Cemetery where the deceased was buried

If the deceased was married or widowed:

  • Full name, age, occupation (if applicable), place of birth, and death date of the deceased
  • Full name of spouse (whether deceased or living), and often their place of birth
  • Cemetery where the deceased was buried
  • If the deceased created a will and the name of the Notary that notarized the will.
  • Sometimes living descendants (could include name of living children, and other heirs)

Writing for Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates

These letter writing guides will help you to request records in either Spanish and French: Spanish Letter Writing Guide and French Letter Writing Guide

Andorra Civil Registry
Dr. Street. Vilanova, 13
Davi Building, 4 floor
AD500 Andorra la Vella
Andora
Phone: + (376) 809 580
Fax: + (376) 824575

  • Website Includes application forms.


Children Born in Andorra to United States Citizens