Spain, Province of Cádiz, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

España, Cádiz, Registro Civil

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1870 to 1960.

This collection includes civil registration records for the cities of Puerto Real and Jimena de la Frontera. The records include civil registration births, death certifications signed by doctors, and marriage files. The original records were housed in the Historical Provincial Archive of Cádiz, in Spain. Additional images will be published as they become available.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Spain, Cádiz, Civil Registration Records, 1870-1960" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Declarant's name, age, origin, and occupation
  • Declarant's civil status, residence and relationship to child
  • Name and gender of child
  • Child' date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and age
  • Parents' civil status, occupation, origin and residence
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents
  • Names of witnesses

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name and age of groom
  • Groom's civil status and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Name and age of bride
  • Bride’s civil status and residence
  • Names of bride's parents

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date, time and place of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Origin and residence of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Declarant's name, age, civil status and residence
  • Relationship to deceased
  • Burial information

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Provincia" category
⇒Select the “Ciudad o municipio” category
⇒Select the "Parroquia" category
⇒Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Spain, Cádiz, Civil Registration Records, 1870-1960,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 17 September, 2012), Cadiz > Jimena de la Frontera > Defunciones 1911-1912 > image 108 of 504 images, Ysabel Duarte Alvarer, 1912; citing Jimena de la Frontera civil registration, deaths. Jimena de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain.