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

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Granada, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1607-1955
Languages: Spanish Andalucian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Granada, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Municipal de Granada


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains various civil and governmental records from the cities of Granada and Loja in the province of Granada from 1607-1955. .

This collection is being published as images become available.

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

Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following lists indicate potential information given in each type of record. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all of the listed information, as record-keeping practices often varied by time and location.

Birth Records generally includen:

  • Child's name and gender
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents' country of birth (if not more specific)

Marriage Records may include:

  • 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 usually include:

  • 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 usually contain:

  • Names
  • Ages
  • Residence
  • Nationality or place of origin

Draft Registrations generally include:

  • Name of parish
  • Street and house number
  • Names of draftees
  • Names of parents of draftees
  • Presiding court
  • Day, month and year of enlistment
  • Age of draftees
  • Parents’ name
  • Residence
  • Sometimes, mother's civil status
  • Sometimes, names of siblings and their civil status
  • Date(s) service was extended

Collection Content

The collection is mostly made up of mixed civil births, death, and marriage records. However, a mixture of other records, such as census, probate, military, and cemetery records, also make up a sizable portion of the collection.

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

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.

Search the Index

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


View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select City or Municipality
  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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference. See below for assistance in citing this collection. Save or print a copy of the image if possible
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names; transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record. Also remember that it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Note that some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be buried under their maiden name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches
  • Search the records of nearby locations. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon. Note that marriages usually took place in the parish where the bride resided
  • Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible
  • Some record sets within the collection have original indexes which were created at the end of the year. If available, one of these indexes could help find the individual in question. However, copy errors could have been made in the index, so these must be treated with some caution
  • Church records are a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable

Record Finder

Consult the Spain Record Finder Table to find other records

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"España, Provincia de Granada, registros municipales, 1607-1955." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 April 2017. Archivos municipales, Granada (municipal archives, Granada).
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