Spain Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Spain, Baptisms, 1502-1940
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|Title in the Language:||España, Bautismos, 1502-1940|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
What is in This Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1502 to 1940. This collection can include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
The collections comprised of the following:
- Indexed church records
- The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Spain Baptisms, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Baptism or christening index entries usually include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Christening date
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
Additionally some entries include:
- Father's birthplace
- Mother's birthplace
How Do I Search This Collection?
Search the Index
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?
Once you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person. Next, record any new information about your ancestor found in the record, such as dates, places, event, occupation, immigration year, other relatives. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married or died nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
- Use the event date and ages of ancestors to search for original birth, marriage, or death records in the county of the event. These records may have the maiden name of the mother, verify parents, and provide more clues to this family
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
"Spain, Baptisms, 1502-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
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Known Issues with This Collection
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