Spain Genealogy

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Welcome to the Spain page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Spain page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Spain page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential! 

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Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).

  • Andalucia
  • Aragon
  • Asturias
  • Baleares (Balearic Islands)
  • Ceuta*
  • Canarias (Canary Islands)
  • Cantabria
  • Castilla-La Mancha
  • Castilla y Leon
  • Cataluna (Catalonia)
  • Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian Community)
  • Extremadura
  • Galicia
  • La Rioja
  • Madrid
  • Melilla*
  • Murcia
  • Navarra
  • Pais Vasco (Basque Country)

Note: The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania).

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Spain, Consular Records on Emigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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