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Jaén, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1519-1941
Languages: Spanish Andalusian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Jaén, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Histórico Provincial de Jaén


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

This collection includes civil registration, census, quintas (military) and hidalguías (nobility) records for the cities and parishes of Jimena and Linares from 1519-1941.

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

Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Spain, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records, 1519-1941.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Child's name and gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Legitimacy to parents
  • Parents’ names and birthplaces
  • Grandparents' names and birthplaces
  • Place/Parish of baptism

Marriage

  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Marital status of groom and bride
  • Name of previous spouse if divorced or widow(er)
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Names of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage

Death

  • Deceased's name and age
  • Date and place of death
  • Place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Cause of death
  • Whether left a will
  • Marital status/spouse's name
  • Names and occupations of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Burial place

Censuses

  • Names of household members
  • Street address
  • City and district
  • Age of each household member
  • Birthplace of each household member
  • Marital status of each household member
  • Occupation of each household member
  • How long each lived at the given location

Draft registrations

  • Name of draftees
  • Parents’ name
  • Draft number
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death

Proofs of nobility

  • Name of principal noble
  • His ancestry as far back as required by law to prove such nobility
  • Immediate family members living and deceased
  • His residence
  • His titles and recognitions
  • Titles and recognitions of noble blood ancestors

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Spain, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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.

See the sections below for tips and uses 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 Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Province
  2. Select City or Municipality
  3. Select Parish
  4. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

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]

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

  • A boundary change could have occurred that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Jaén
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • 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:

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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