Spain Compiled Genealogies

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

For a basic introduction to research in Spain and elsewhere in Spanish speaking countries see the following books:

Family Histories[edit | edit source]

History and genealogy of the Arriola family encompassing 17 generations beginning in the 1400s in Basque Country.

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Family Tree Databases[edit | edit source]

There are over 1 million Spanish compiled family trees on This is a subscription website but access is free to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also is available in Spanish.

See also:

Digital Books[edit | edit source]

Many published genealogies, particularly those printed before 1923, which are now out of copyright, are being digitized and made available online. Major sites include:

Community Networking Sites[edit | edit source]

Message Boards and Lists. Genealogists share information and ask questions in online message boards and lists. Some popular United States examples are:

You should also use message boards focused on specific surnames and localities (such as counties) to find your ancestors.

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DNA. DNA studies are one of the most exciting new ways to learn about your roots. There are many DNA companies that can assist. Y-Chromosome tests are very helpful, because they can help many people who share surnames find out if they're related. Company websites inform you if someone is already studying your particular surname. A few that include surname projects are: