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

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Murcia, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1500-1924
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Murcia, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Histórico Murica


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This collection includes civil registration (birth, marriage, and death), census, nobility (hidalguías) and military (quintas) records for the province/region of Murcia from 1500-1924.

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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

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

Proofs of nobility

  • Name of principal noble
  • His ancestry as far back as required by law to prove such nobility
  • Immediate family members living and deceased
  • His residence
  • His titles and recognitions
  • Titles and recognitions of noble blood ancestors

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  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents

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"España, Provincia de Murcia, registros municipales, 1500-1924." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Archivos municipales, Murcia (municipal archives, Murcia).

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