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

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Córdoba, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal Records
Collection years: 1509-1947
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Córdoba, Registros Municipales
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Archivos Municipal de Córdoba


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes civil registration, quintas (military), and other miscellaneous records for the cities of Córdoba and El Viso in the Córdoba Province of Spain for the years 1509-1947. The parishes contained are Córdoba, El Viso, and San Lorenzo.

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

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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:

Birth records

  • Child's name and gender
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parents’ names

Marriage records

  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Marital status of groom and bride
  • Names and ages of groom’s parents
  • Names and ages of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Death records

  • Deceased's name, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status/spouse's name
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Name of informant
  • Burial date and place

Censuses

  • Names
  • Ages
  • Marital status
  • Birth date and place
  • Literacy
  • Residence
  • Nationality
  • Occupation

Enlistment records

  • Name and age
  • Birthplace
  • Place of Enlistment
  • Religion
  • Marital status
  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • Current occupation
  • Military history
  • Parents’ name
  • Address
  • Whether was drafted/didn't show up for draft

Collection Content

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

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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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  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

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 Córdoba, registros municipales, 1509-1947." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 15 July 2016. Archivos municipales, Cordoba [The Municipal Archives, Cordoba].
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