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

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Castellón, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal Records
Collection years: 1732-1952
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Castellón, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Histórico Municipal de Vinaròs


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This collection will include census, military drafts, and other records microfilmed and digitized at municipal archives in the Castellón Province, Spain. The following records may be available for some places:

  • Municipal Census (Padrón de Habitantes)
  • Military Draft Registrations (Quintas)
  • Passport Registers (Registros de Pasaportes)
  • Town Records-Foundlings and Orphans (Expósitos y Huérfanos)
  • Voting Records-Population Registrations (Censo Electoral or Censo de Población)
  • Hospital Records (Registros del Hospital)

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  • Parents’ name
  • Address

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