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Segovia, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Catholic Church Records
Collection years: 1533-1987
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Diócesis de Segovia, Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica
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Archivos Diocesanos de Segovia


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes baptisms, marriages, burials and other ecclesiastical documents of parish registers from the Segovia Catholic Diocese for the years 1533-1987.

The records are written in Spanish and Latin; see the section "For Help Reading These Records" for links to translation help guides.

The records were kept in the Palacio Episcopal de Segovia before 2010, and were then moved to their current location in the premises of the old seminary.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in each record may vary by year.

Baptism

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender
  • Date of birth or age at time of baptism
  • Legitimacy to parents (whether biological or adopted)
  • Parents’ names, residence, and marital status
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Name of godparents and their relationship to child

Marriage

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names and ages of the bride and groom
  • Groom's marital status, origin, and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their origin
  • Bride's marital status, origin, and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their origin
  • Names of the witnesses

Death

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, gender, and age of deceased (keep
in mind that the records of women may
be filed under their married name)
  • Parents' names if deceased was a minor
  • Spouse's name if deceased was married
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial

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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]

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find each of the couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records Spain Civil Registration - Vital Records
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the province. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other provinces
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Use the marital status (whether a divorce or death dissolved a marriage) to identify previous marriages
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Regarding marriage and death records, 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
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Spain.

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.

Collection Citation:
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