Spain, Burgos Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Burgos, Spain
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Location of Burgos, Spain
Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1607-1955
Languages: Spanish Andalucian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Granada, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Municipal de Burgos

What is in the Collection?

This collection currently includes death records from the civil registration for the judicial districts of Aranda de Duero, Belorado, Burgos, Catrojeriz, Lerma, and Villadiego in the province of Burgos, Spain for the years of 1870-1970. The originals are housed at the Burgos Provincial Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico Provincial de Burgos) in Burgos, Spain.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

This collection is being published as images become available.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

The information in the records varies by year. Civil registration records are handwritten on a printed form; there are generally two records per page that follow a chronological order.

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Death records generally include the following information:

  • Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Deceased's occupation
  • Cause of death
  • If deceased left a will
  • Deceased' place of residence
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ place of origin
  • Father’s occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching:
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, an estimated death year, and family relationships.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

See the sections below for tips for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

Search the Collection

To search by image: To browse the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the Municipio (City or Municipality) category
⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años (Record Type and Years) category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images 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?

  • Use the age, along with the place of origin and parents' names, to find the deceased's birth.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records in Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).
  • Use the marital status/name of spouse to find the marriage record.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

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.

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. The informant or witnesses may be relatives or friends of the deceased and/or his/her spouse, or his/her parents. Also, continue to search to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

Also be aware that name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

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 state or region.

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable. For information of ancestors before 1870 the church parish registers should be researched.

Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records in Spain Emigration and Immigration.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Spain, Burgos items or FHL Keyword Spain, Burgos items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Spain Archives and Libraries.

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.

Collection Citation:

"Spain, Province of Burgos, Civil Registration, Death Records, 1870-1970." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo Histórico [Historical Archives], Burgos, Spain.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

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