Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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|Flag of the Kingdom of Spain|
|Location of Aragón, Spain|
|Record Type:||Voter Registrations|
|Title in the Language:||España, Aragón, Censo Electoral|
|Archivos Históricos Provinciales|
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes voter registration lists (censuses) from the three provinces in Spain’s autonomous community of Aragón: Huesca, Teruel, and Zaragoza. The records date between 1890 and 1934 and are in Spanish.
The census records are printed (versus handwritten) in books. Names are organized by province, district, and section (in descending order). Within each section, names are organized alphabetically by last name. ‘’’Only persons old enough to vote’’’ are included in the records.
These records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading These Records" for links to translation help guides.
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‘’’Census records’’’ may contain the following information:
- Name of voter
- City of residence
- Whether can read and write
How Do I Search the Collection?
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.
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.
For Help Reading these Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following guides:
What Do I Do Next?
When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community. Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?
A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province.
Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.
Citing This Collection
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 following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- “Spain, Aragon, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo Histórico Provincial, Zaragoza, España.
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