Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Municipales de la Provincia de Tarragona, España.

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1430 to 1916.

This collection includes civil registration, census, wills, quintas (military) records for the cities and parishes of Benissanet, Rasquera, Torre de l'Espanyol and Tortosa in the Tarragona Province of Spain. This collection is being published as images become available.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These civil registration records usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Place and date of event
  • Parents’ names

These census records usually contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Ages
  • Residence
  • Nationality or place of origin

These military draft records may contain the following information:

  • Name of draftees
  • Age of draftees
  • Parents’ name
  • Address

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
⇒ Select the Ciudad o Municipio
⇒ Select the Parroquia
⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años 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.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1916,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 29 May, 2012), Tarragona > Totosa > Totosa > Nacimientos 1854-1856 > image 507 of 937; citing Manuel Pujol, born 1 January, 1856. Tarragona Province Municipal Offices. Municipal Records. Tarragona Province Municipal Archives, Tarragona, Spain.