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Baptism, marriage, and death records may be searched by '''contacting or visiting local parish or diocese archives''' in Spain.  Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. '''''This method is not always reliable.  Officials may or may not respond.'''''  
 
Baptism, marriage, and death records may be searched by '''contacting or visiting local parish or diocese archives''' in Spain.  Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. '''''This method is not always reliable.  Officials may or may not respond.'''''  
  
*'''NOTE:''' The [https://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/manuals/imm/full/imm.pdf '''USPS International Mail Manual'''] revision as of November 2, 2020 states, ''"All lines of the delivery address should appear in all capital letters. If possible, the address should have no more than five lines."''<br>   
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*'''NOTE:''' The [https://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/manuals/imm/full/imm.pdf '''USPS International Mail Manual'''] revision of November 2, 2020 states, ''"All lines of the delivery address should appear in all capital letters. If possible, the address should have no more than five lines."''<br>   
  
 
The Province of Álava in the País Vasco (''Basque Country'') Autonomous Community is in the '''Diocese of Vitoria'''. Write or telephone to inquire whether the diocese holds the parish records:<br>
 
The Province of Álava in the País Vasco (''Basque Country'') Autonomous Community is in the '''Diocese of Vitoria'''. Write or telephone to inquire whether the diocese holds the parish records:<br>
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:# Click [https://postalcode.globefeed.com/Spain_Postal_Code.asp?st=Basque%20Country Zip Codes of Basque Country] to find the zip code for the city if needed.
 
:# Click [https://postalcode.globefeed.com/Spain_Postal_Code.asp?st=Basque%20Country Zip Codes of Basque Country] to find the zip code for the city if needed.
  
*Example of a Parish Address:<br>
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*Example of Parish Address:<br>
  
 
::'''REVERENDO PADRE'''<br>
 
::'''REVERENDO PADRE'''<br>

Revision as of 09:59, 18 November 2020

3. Writing to Request Catholic Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptism, marriage, and death records may be searched by contacting or visiting local parish or diocese archives in Spain. Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. This method is not always reliable. Officials may or may not respond.

  • NOTE: The USPS International Mail Manual revision of November 2, 2020 states, "All lines of the delivery address should appear in all capital letters. If possible, the address should have no more than five lines."

The Province of Álava in the País Vasco (Basque Country) Autonomous Community is in the Diocese of Vitoria. Write or telephone to inquire whether the diocese holds the parish records:

EXCMO. SR. OBISPO DE VITORIA
CALLE DE VICENTE GOICOECHEA, 7
01008 VITORIA-GASTEIZ
ÁLAVA
ESPAÑA

Tel.: +34 945 148 171
Fax: +34 945 145 837
Email: info@diocesisvitoria.org

Or you may want to write directly to the parish using the Obispo de Vitoria (Bishop of Vitoria) page by clicking the Diócesis de Vitoria link located next to Más información: (more information) in the Bishop's address to begin your search for parish addresses.

  • Use the address below as a template:
REVERENDO PADRE
PARROQUIA DE (NAME OF PARISH)
(STREET ADDRESS)
(postal code--find it here) (CITY)
ÁLAVA
ESPAÑA
  1. Click the link above to access the Diócesis de Vitoria website.
  2. Go to the menu at the top of the page and place your mouse over DIÓCESIS until a list appears.
  3. Click on PARROQUIAS Y HORARIOS DE MISAS (Parroquias and Mass Schedules) in the far right column to access the page.
  4. Go to the search bar at the top of the page located under the words, Consulta por el nombre de la parroquia o población (Search for name of the parish or town).
  5. Enter the name of the parish or town/city you are researching after the word, Nombre (Name).
  6. Click the button labeled Busca (Search).
  7. The search will take you to the region where the town/city or parish is located.
  8. Click Zip Codes of Basque Country to find the zip code for the city if needed.
  • Example of Parish Address:
REVERENDO PADRE
SAN ESTEBAN PARISH
18, BAJO 1
01193 ÁBERÁSTURI VITORIA (ÁLAVA)
ESPAÑA

When requesting information, write a brief request in Spanish and send the following:

  • Money for the search fee, usually $10.00
  • Full name and the sex of the ancestor sought
  • Names of the ancestor’s parents, if known
  • Approximate date and place of the event
  • Your relationship to the ancestor
  • Reason for the request (family history, medical, and so on)
  • Request for a photocopy of the complete original record


Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. For writing your letter in Spanish, use the translated questions and phrases in this Spanish Letter-writing Guide.





Write a brief request in Spanish to the proper church using this address as guide, replacing the information in parentheses:

Reverendo Padre
Parroquia de (name of parish)
(street address) Search The Church in Spain by province (Selecciona la provincia) or parish (Nombre de la parroquia).
(postal code), (city), Cádiz
Spain

When requesting information, send the following:

  • Money for the search fee, usually $10.00
  • Full name and the sex of the ancestor sought
  • Names of the ancestor’s parents, if known
  • Approximate date and place of the event
  • Your relationship to the ancestor
  • Reason for the request (family history, medical, and so on)
  • Request for a photocopy of the complete original record


Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. For writing your letter in Spanish, use the translated questions and phrases in this Spanish Letter-writing Guide.