Spanish Records Extraction Manual

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Spanish Language Tutorials

This extraction manual was first published in 1981 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is now available for download in PDF format from the BYU Department of History and the Center for Family History and Genealogy.

It provides instruction, examples, and practice exercises for mastering skills in reading and translating Spanish genealogical documents.

For additional instruction, practice, and language helps, see also:

Chapter 1: Old Spanish Records

Chapter 2: Christening, Marriage, and Other Entries

Chapter 3: Spanish Handwriting and Spelling

Chapter 4: Name Identification

Chapter 5: Gender

Chapter 6: Dates

Chapter 7: Putting It All Into Practice