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Guide to Spain genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Spain is a country in Southwest Europe bordered by Gibraltar, France, Andorra, and Portugal. Spanish is the official language.[1]

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Jurisdictions

Provinces

Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. A list of the provinces of Spain and access to their individual pages are listed below along with a clickable map. Each link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province.

Autonomous Communities

Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).

Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania)

The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania).

  • Ceuta
  • Melilla
  • Islas Chafarinas
  • Penon de Alhucemas
  • Penon de Velez de la Gomera,

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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Spain.

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References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Spain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain, accessed 23 March 2016.



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