Spain, Province of Cádiz, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Cádiz, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registrations
Collection years: 1870-1960
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Cádiz, Registro Civil
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Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes civil registration records for the cities of Puerto Real and Jimena de la Frontera from 1870 to 1960. The records include civil registration births, death certifications signed by doctors, and marriage files. The original records were housed in the Historical Provincial Archive of Cádiz, in Spain.

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Reading These Records

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth records

  • Informant's name, age, origin, and occupation
  • Informant's civil status, residence, and relationship to child
  • Name and gender of child
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and age
  • Parents' civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name and age of groom
  • Groom's civil status and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Name and age of bride
  • Bride’s civil status and residence
  • Names of bride's parents

Death records

  • Date, time, and place of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Origin and residence of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Informant's name, age, civil status, and residence
  • Relationship to deceased
  • Burial information

Collection Content

The information in each record varies by year.

How Do I Search This Collection?

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  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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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 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
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents

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

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Collection Citation
"España, Provincia de Cádiz, Registro Civil, 1870-1960." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz (Cadiz Historical Provincial Archives, Cadiz).
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