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

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Badajoz, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal Record
Collection years: 1519-1641
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Badajoz, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Histórico Provincial de Badajoz


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This collection includes census records for the cities of Fregenal de la Sierra and Higuera la Real in the province of Badajoz. These records pertain to the 1519, 1528, and 1641 census years.

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