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Births, marriages, and deaths were recorded by the local ''Juzgado de la Paz'', or ''Oficinia del'' ''Registro'' ''Civil''.
==Time CoiverageCoverage==Spanish civil registration records (births, marriages, and deaths) began in 1871. Some ''municipios'' may have civil registration records beginning as early as 1837.  The records are still housed in each municipality in their local municpal archives, ''Juzgado de la Paz'' or ''Oficina del Registro Civil ''should be contacted if a certificate copy request to the Ministerio de Justicia fails.  Larger cities may have multiple civil registration districts, and smaller towns may have their own civil registration office, or belong to an office of a nearby town. To determine the political jurisdiction for the town where your ancestors came from please see the [[Spain Gazetteers|'''Spain Gazetteers''']] article.  These births, marriages, and deaths are normally found in the municipal archive. Some of them have been microfilmed and/or digitized by FamilySearch.<br>  '''Wiki articles describing online collections which may contain pre-1870 civil registration records are found at:'''  *[[Spain, Province of Alicante, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Alicante, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Badajoz, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Badajoz, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of León, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of León, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Lugo, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Lugo, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Spain, Province of Murcia, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Murcia, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Segovia, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Segovia, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
==Information Content==
*If the deceased created a will and the name of the Notary that notarized the will.
*Sometimes living descendants (could include name of living children, and other heirs)
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections is found at:''' [[Spain Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Spain Deaths]]
=== Extract Forms ===
Spain does have a national index or central repository for civil registration ([http://www2.mjusticia.es/cs/Satellite/es/1200666550194/DetalleInicio.html Ministerio de Justicia]). Researchers can solicit the [http://www2.mjusticia.es/cs/Satellite/es/1200666550194/DetalleInicio.html Ministerio de Justicia] online for copies of certificates. Requests must have: name of deceased, date when event ocurred (birth, marriage, or death), and where the event occured. Parent's names will also be required when asking for a birth certificate. For more information on how to order these records online, please see the article [[Order Spain Vital Records Online|Order Spain Vital Records Online]].
If you understand Spanish, you may want to view this short [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/pedir-certificado-de-nacimiento-en-espana-mediante-internet/730 {{LearningCenter2|37|video] }} that explains how to order a birth certificate online from the Ministry of Justice in Spain. The process is virtually the same to order a marriage or death certificate.
Most civil registration records have not been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, however, if you are researching from outside of Spain you should perform a [[FamilySearch Catalog Place Search|Place Search]] in the FamilySearch Catalog to determine if the civil registration records for the town you are researching in have been microfilmed.
If the records you need have not been microfilmed you will most likely need to write to the archive where the records are housed. The best way to find out if civil registration records are available in the town you are researching in, and to get the address of the archive is through the Directorio de Archivos in the [http://aer.mcu.es/sgae/index_censo_guia.jsp Censo-guia].
=== Online Resources ===
*[http://censoarchivos.mcu.es/CensoGuia/portada.htm Censo Guia de Archivos de Espana e Iberoamerica]
**The Archive Directory (Directorio de Archivos) will allow you to search for nearly any archive in Spain. Each archive entry will give you an inventory of the records in that archive as well as the archive's contact information.<br>
'''''====Basque Country'''''====
*[http://www.justizia.net/certificado-nacimiento Birth Records]
*[http://www.justizia.net/certificado-matrimonio Marriage Records]
*[http://www.justizia.net/certificado-defuncion Death Records]
**This site will allow you to order a birth, marriage, or death certificate from any municipality in the Basque Country (provinces of Alava, Guipuzcoa, and Vizcaya) for free.<br>
===Local Civil Registration Office===
The records are still housed in each municipality in their local municpal archives, ''Juzgado de la Paz'' or ''Oficina del Registro Civil ''should be contacted if a certificate copy request to the Ministerio de Justicia fails.
 
Larger cities may have multiple civil registration districts, and smaller towns may have their own civil registration office, or belong to an office of a nearby town. To determine the political jurisdiction for the town where your ancestors came from please see the [[Spain Gazetteers|'''Spain Gazetteers''']] article.<br>
 
The best way to find out if civil registration records are available in the town you are researching in, and to get the address of the archive is through the Directorio de Archivos in the [http://aer.mcu.es/sgae/index_censo_guia.jsp Censo-guia].
 
===FamilySearch Records===
Some ''municipios'' may have civil registration records beginning as early as 1837. These births, marriages, and deaths are normally found in the municipal archive. Some of them have been microfilmed and/or digitized by FamilySearch.<br>
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections which may contain pre-1870 civil registration records are found at:'''
'''''*[[Spain, Province of Alicante, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Alicante, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records''''']]<br> *'''1470 [[Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records - 1897''' FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Badajoz, Municipal Records - {{RecordSearchFamilySearch Historical Records|2015322Spain, Province of Badajoz, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]] *[[Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of AsturiasBarcelona, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]] *[[Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]] *[[Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of León, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of León, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Lugo, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Lugo, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records- FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, 1470Province of Lérida, Municipal Records -1897}} at FamilySearch Historical Records]] *[[https://www.familysearch.org/search Spain, Province of Murcia, Municipal Records - FamilySearchHistorical Records|Spain, Province of Murcia, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]] — index and images<br> *'''1387 [[Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records - 1986''' FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records - {{RecordSearchFamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Segovia, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|2015324Spain, Province of Segovia, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]] *[[Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of BarcelonaSevilla, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records- FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, 1387Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records -1986}} at FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br> *[[https://familysearch.org/search Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records - FamilySearchHistorical Records]] — index and images<br>
==== Online Records ====
*{{RecordSearch|2015355|Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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