User:Ridgew/Sandbox/Spain, Caceres, Municipal Records
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|Location of Cáceres, Spain|
|Title in the Language:||España, Provincia de Cáceres, Registros Municipales|
|Municipal Archives Cáceres|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can This Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How You Can Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki
What is in This Collection?
This collection contains various civil and governmental records from the province of Cáceres for the years 1512-1950. The records were microfilmed and digitized at municipal archives in Cáceres.
This collection is being published as images become available.
For additional details about the history of these records and for help using them, see the Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) page.
Reading These Records
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following:
The collection is mostly made up of mixed civil births, death, and marriage records. However, a mixture of other records, such as census and military records, also make up a sizable portion of the collection.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955.|
What Can This Collection Tell Me?
The following lists indicate potential information given in each type of record. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all of the listed information, as record-keeping practices often varied by time and location.
Birth Records generally includen:
Marriage Records may include:
Death Records usually include:
Censuses usually contain:
Draft Registrations generally include:
How Do I Search the Collection?
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.
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select Province
- Select City or Municipality
- Select Parish
- 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?
- 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 information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that is yet undetermined.
- 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?
- 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 remember that it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Note that some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be buried under their maiden name.
- 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 locations. 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. Note that marriages usually took place in the parish where the bride resided.
- Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible.
- Some record sets within the collection have original indexes which were created at the end of the year. If available, one of these indexes could help find the individual in question. However, copy errors could have been made in the index, so these must be treated with some caution.
- Church records are a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
- Consult the Spain Record Finder Table to find other records
For additional help searching online collections see FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
|FHL Place Spain, Cáceres items or FHL Keyword Spain, Cáceres items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Spain Archives and Libraries.|
Citing this Collection
Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer back to information that has already been discovered; proper citations are therefore indispensable to keeping track of genealogical research. Following established formulae in formatting citations also allows others to verify completed research by helping them find and examine records for themselves.
To be of use, citations must include information such as the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records, if available. The following examples demonstrate how to present this information both for this particular collection as well as for individual records and images within the collection:
- Collection Citation
- “Spain, Province of Cáceres, Municipal Records, 1512-1950.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016 Archivo Municipal de Cáceres (Caceres Municipal Archives).
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
How You Can Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki
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