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''[[Spain|Spain]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Spain_Census|Census]]''
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=== National Census Records  ===
 
=== National Census Records  ===
  
No true national census exists for Spain. The closest collection that could be considered a national census is the [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1851392&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Marques de Catastro de Ensenada] (''Catastro''). The ''Catastro'' was taken for tax purposes between the years 1749 to 1756. The census included the kingdom of Castille and Leon. [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] microfilmed the ''Catastro'' where available in the historical provincial archives throughout Spain. <br>
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No true national census exists for Spain. The closest collection that could be considered a national census is the [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1851392&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Marques de Catastro de Ensenada] (''Catastro''). The ''Catastro'' was taken for tax purposes between the years 1749 to 1756. The census included the kingdom of Castille and Leon.[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch ]microfilmed the ''Catastro'' where available in the historical provincial archives throughout Spain. <br>  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] is currently working closely with Spain's [http://pares.mcu.es ''Minisiterio de Cultura''] to convert the microfilms to digital images. The [http://pares.mcu.es Ministerio de Cultura] has published the section called ''Respuestas Generales'' on their website, found at:&nbsp;[http://pares.mcu.es http://pares.mcu.es].<br>
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[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] is currently working closely with Spain's [http://pares.mcu.es ''Minisiterio de Cultura''] to convert the microfilms to digital images. The [http://pares.mcu.es Ministerio de Cultura] has published the section called ''Respuestas Generales'' on their website, found at:&nbsp;[http://pares.mcu.es http://pares.mcu.es].<br>  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] has also began publishing the ''Catastro'' on it's website too. Besides the ''Respuestas Generales'', [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] is publishing all other sections that they originally microfilmed. Those sections are: <br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] has also began publishing the ''Catastro'' on it's website too. Besides the ''Respuestas Generales'', [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] is publishing all other sections that they originally microfilmed. Those sections are: <br>  
  
- Autos generales<br>- Bienes de legos o seglares<br>- Bienes de eclesiásticos<br>- Personal de eclesiásticos<br>- Respuestas generales**<br>- Memoriales de legos o seglares<br>- Memoriales de eclesiásticos<br>
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- Autos generales<br>- Bienes de legos o seglares<br>- Bienes de eclesiásticos<br>- Personal de eclesiásticos<br>- Respuestas generales**<br>- Memoriales de legos o seglares<br>- Memoriales de eclesiásticos<br>  
  
To date [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] has published the ''Catastro'' for the province of [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1851392&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D La Rioja], other provinces will most likely be published during 2011.<br>
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To date[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] has published the ''Catastro'' for the province of [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1851392&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D La Rioja], other provinces will most likely be published during 2011.<br>  
  
 
=== Local Census Records  ===
 
=== Local Census Records  ===
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Municipal census records are usually housed in the Municipal archives. Some have been microfilmed by FamilySearch (see Cádiz), but most have not. FamilySearch has scanned microfilm copies of local census records and published them on their website. Currently census records can be for for municipios  
 
Municipal census records are usually housed in the Municipal archives. Some have been microfilmed by FamilySearch (see Cádiz), but most have not. FamilySearch has scanned microfilm copies of local census records and published them on their website. Currently census records can be for for municipios  
  
 
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The best place to find local census records is through the [http://aer.mcu.es/sgae/index_censo_guia.jsp Directorio de Archivos]. Perform a search for the municipio where your ancestor's lived.  
 
The best place to find local census records is through the [http://aer.mcu.es/sgae/index_censo_guia.jsp Directorio de Archivos]. Perform a search for the municipio where your ancestor's lived.  
  
You can review the census records for Castilla La Mancha online at this site:&nbsp;[http://padrones1808.jccm.es/ padrones1808.jccm.es/]
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You can review the census records for Castilla La Mancha online at this site:&nbsp;[http://padrones1808.jccm.es/ padrones1808.jccm.es/]  
  
 
=== 16th Century Census Records  ===
 
=== 16th Century Census Records  ===
  
Dr. George R. Ryskamp published a wonderful article on 16th Century Spanish census records in the fall issue of the [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/BYUFamilyHistorian&CISOPTR=229&REC=1 2002 BYU Family Historian].[[Spain Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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Dr. George R. Ryskamp published a wonderful article on 16th Century Spanish census records in the fall issue of the [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/BYUFamilyHistorian&CISOPTR=229&REC=1 2002 BYU Family Historian].  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Spain, Barcelona Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Barcelona Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Spain, Cadastre of the Marquis of Ensenada (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Cadastre of the Marquis of Ensenada (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Spain, Cádiz Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Cádiz Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Spain Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Spain, Sevilla Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Sevilla Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Spain, Tarragona Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Tarragona Province Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Valencia Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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Revision as of 17:56, 27 November 2012

Spain Gotoarrow.png Census

National Census Records

No true national census exists for Spain. The closest collection that could be considered a national census is the Marques de Catastro de Ensenada (Catastro). The Catastro was taken for tax purposes between the years 1749 to 1756. The census included the kingdom of Castille and Leon.FamilySearch microfilmed the Catastro where available in the historical provincial archives throughout Spain.

FamilySearch is currently working closely with Spain's Minisiterio de Cultura to convert the microfilms to digital images. The Ministerio de Cultura has published the section called Respuestas Generales on their website, found at: http://pares.mcu.es.

FamilySearch has also began publishing the Catastro on it's website too. Besides the Respuestas Generales, FamilySearch is publishing all other sections that they originally microfilmed. Those sections are:

- Autos generales
- Bienes de legos o seglares
- Bienes de eclesiásticos
- Personal de eclesiásticos
- Respuestas generales**
- Memoriales de legos o seglares
- Memoriales de eclesiásticos

To dateFamilySearch has published the Catastro for the province of La Rioja, other provinces will most likely be published during 2011.

Local Census Records

Local municipalities (municipios) took censuses of their populations periodically. In Spain you will find that the majority of the municipios began taking population censuses in the latter half of the 19th Century and continuing onto the present time, however, many census records exist for the 17th and 18th centuries.

Municipal census records are usually housed in the Municipal archives. Some have been microfilmed by FamilySearch (see Cádiz), but most have not. FamilySearch has scanned microfilm copies of local census records and published them on their website. Currently census records can be for for municipios


The best place to find local census records is through the Directorio de Archivos. Perform a search for the municipio where your ancestor's lived.

You can review the census records for Castilla La Mancha online at this site: padrones1808.jccm.es/

16th Century Census Records

Dr. George R. Ryskamp published a wonderful article on 16th Century Spanish census records in the fall issue of the 2002 BYU Family Historian.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at: