Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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La Coruña, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1648-1941
Languages: Spanish Galician
Title in the Language: Registros Municipales de la Provincia de La Coruña, España
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Ayuntamiento de A Coruña



What is in This Collection?

This collection includes civil registration, census, military records, and other miscellaneous records for the cities and parishes of Betanzos, Ferrol, and La Coruña in the province of La Coruña from 1648-1941.

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

This collection is being published as images become available.

Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish 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 La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941.

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
  • Parents' country of birth (if not more specific)

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 of household members
  • Ages
  • Birth dates of each household member
  • Relationship of each household member to the head of the household
  • Residence
  • Nationality or place of origin

Draft registrations and enlistments

  • Name and age of draftee
  • Birth date and place
  • Closest relation and residence
  • Date and place of registration

Collection Content

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

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

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?

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • 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

What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Remember that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
  • A boundary change could have occurred that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding La Coruña. These provinces neighbor La Coruña:
    • The Atlantic Ocean on the West and in the North
    • Pontevedra in the South
    • and Lugo in the East
  • Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable
  • Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records

Record Finder

Consult the Spain Record Finder to find other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"España, Provincia de La Coruña, registros municipales, 1648-1941." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org  : 14 June 2016. Archivos municipales, La Coruña (municipal archives, La Coruña).
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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