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Sevilla, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1293-1966
Languages: Spanish Andalucia
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Sevilla, Registros Municipales
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes various governmental records from the province of Sevilla for the years 1293-1966. This collection is being published as images become available.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1293-1966.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following lists indicate potential information provided in each type of record. Every record may not provide all of the listed information as record-keeping practices varied greatly over the centuries.

Birth Records generally include:

  • Child's name and gender
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parish where baptized
  • Parents’ names
  • Father's occupation
  • Parents' country of birth (if not more specific)
  • Paternal grandparents' names and places of birth
  • Maternal grandparents' names and places of birth

Marriage Records may include:

  • Names and ages of bride and groom
  • Birthplaces of bride and groom
  • Groom's occupation
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Marital status of bride and groom before marriage
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' birthplaces
  • Father's occupation

Death Records usually include:

  • Deceased's name, and age
  • Date and place of death
  • Birthplace of deceased
  • Occupation
  • Marital status/spouse's name
  • Residence
  • Parents' names
  • Father's occupation
  • Burial place
  • Cause of death
  • Whether deceased left a will

Census records usually contain:

  • Name of head of the household
  • Names of every person living in the house
  • Relationship to the head of the household of every person in the household
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Nationality or place of origin
  • Parents
  • Parish of baptism
  • Municipality
  • Event year

Military draft and enlistment records may contain:

  • Name of draftees
  • Age of draftees
  • Closest living relative
  • Marital status/spouse's name
  • Occupation
  • For 16-25 year old enlisted men, the place they were born/baptized
  • For 21-25 year old enlisted men, the date, time, and place they were drafted

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

This collection contains civil registration, census, and military records. 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?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


View the Images[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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 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 the family in church records
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • 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
  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • Some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be listed under their maiden name in a death record
  • 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 localities. 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. It is also possible that a boundary change occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province. Note that marriages usually took place where the bride resided
  • Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Spain.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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