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Gerona, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1566-1956
Languages: Spanish and Catalan
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Gerona, Registros Municipales
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Archivo Municipal de Gerona



What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes census, civil registration, military, and other miscellaneous records for the cities in the Province of Gerona for the years 1566-1956. The types of records available vary by city.

The cities in this province and collection include Campodevánol, Gerona, Llaérs, Ogassa, Planolas, Puigcerdá, Puigmal, Ripoll, San Juan de las Abadesas, Sanavastre, Santa Julia de Saltor, Surroca y Mín and Vallfogona. The parishes contained in these records include ones named after each city and in addition San Bartolomé, San Martín, Santa Lucía, San Pedro, San Quinti de Puigrodon, San Juan y Pol and San Juan y San Pablo.

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, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records: The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Child's name and gender
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents' country of birth

Marriage Records

  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Marital status of groom and bride
  • Names and ages of groom’s parents
  • Names and ages of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Death Record

  • Deceased's name, and age
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status/spouse's name
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Name of informant
  • Burial date and place

Census Records

  • Name of house owner
  • Names of all those in household
  • Date of birth/age
  • Civil status
  • Origin/birthplace
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Length of stay at current residence
  • Relationship to house owner

Draft Registration

  • Name and age of draftee
  • Parents’ name
  • Residence


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Spain, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select City or Municipality
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

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]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Spain Church Records are also a good substitute when civil records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Spain Emigration and Immigration records
  • 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

New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records.

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]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

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