Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Location of Aragón, Spain|
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|Record Type:||Voter Registrations|
|Title in the Language:||España, Aragón, Censo Electoral|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes voter registration lists (censuses) from the three provinces in Spain’s autonomous community of Aragón: Huesca, Teruel, and Zaragoza. The records date between 1890 and 1934 and are in Spanish.
The census records are printed (versus handwritten) in books. Names are organized by province, district, and section (in descending order). Within each section, names are organized alphabetically by last name. ‘’’Only persons old enough to vote’’’ are included in the records.
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Reading these Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
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Collection Content[edit | edit source]
‘’’Census records’’’ may contain the following information:
- Name of voter
- City of residence
- Whether can read and write
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, Now What?[edit | edit source]
- A boundary change could have occurred that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Almería
- Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable
- Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records with the help of Spain Emigration and Immigration
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Spain.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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