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Spain, Province of Granada, Miscellaneous Records, 1592-1900
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Granada, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Miscellaneous
Collection years: 1592-1900
Languages: Spanish Andalucian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Granada, Registros Diversos
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Archivo Municipal de Granada


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

This collection includes military records or quintas (1700-1900), hospital death records (1749-1834) and foster home records (1700-1900) from the Granada Province, 1592 to 1900. The records were originally housed in the Archivo de la Diputación de Granada, in Granada, Spain.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:

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 using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Spain, Province of Granada, Miscellaneous Records, 1592-1900.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Military

  • Name and age of draftee
  • Date and location of enlistment
  • Date and place of birth
  • Literacy and occupation
  • Origin, including name of parish, city/town, and province
  • Parents' names
  • Civil status and religion
  • Complete physical description

Hospital

  • Name, age and gender of patient
  • Civil status of patient
  • Names of the patient's parents
  • Parents' age, residence and origin
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Observations (notes) of doctor
  • If the patient died, date and place of death/burial

Foster home

  • Date and time of arrival at orphanage
  • Name, age and gender of the child/orphan
  • Name of parish where baptized
  • Sometimes, a birth place is given

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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  1. 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
  • 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 as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

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

  • Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Or your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Spain Emigration and Immigration
  • 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
  • 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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Collection Citation:
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