Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records, 1587-1900
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|Location of Almería, Spain|
|Record Type:||Municipal Record|
|Title in the Language:||España, Provincia de Almería, Registros Municipales|
|Archivo Histórico Provincial de Almería|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes civil registration, census, and catastro de ensenada (estate information) records in the province of Almería for the years 1587-1900.
These records are written in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
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Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
How Do I Search This Collection?
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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?
- Use census records to find out the names and information for other family members (siblings of your ancestor, cousins, grandchildren, etc.)
- 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 of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical 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
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- 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?
- 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 Almería
- 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 with the help of Spain Emigration and Immigration
- Consult the Spain Record Finder Table to find other 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.
- Collection Citation
"España, Provincia de Almería, registros municipales, 1587-1900." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.orgg : 14 June 2016. Archivos municipales, Almeria (municipal archives, Almeria).
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