Spain, Province of Alicante, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Alicante, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal Records
Collection years: 1762-1921
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Alicante, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Municipales de Alicante


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This collection includes civil registration, census, and military records for the cities of Alcoy and Denia in the province of Alicante from 1762-1921.

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Birth records

  • Name of child
  • Date, time, and place of birth (including house, street, town, and province)
  • Names of parents and their occupations
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Date and place of baptism

Marriage records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's marital status, occupation, residence, and origin
  • Names of groom's parents and their occupation(s)
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's marital status, occupation, residence, and origin
  • Names of bride's parents and their occupation(s)

Death records

  • Date and place of death
  • Name and age of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Residence
  • Burial information

Censuses

  • Street and house number where census was taken
  • Name, gender, and age of each member of household
  • Marital status, occupation, and nationality of each person
  • Whether person is literate
  • Origin and length of stay in resident city

Draft/enlistment registrations

  • Name of soldier
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date when service was to begin
  • Birthplace
  • Age or birth date

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"España, Provincia de Alicante, registros municipales, 1762-1921." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Archivos municipales, Alicante (municipal archives, Alicante).

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