==Reading the Records==
*You do not have to be fluent in Spanish to read your documents. Genealogical records usually contain a limited vocabulary. Use this [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|'''Spanish Genealogical Word List''']] to translate the important points in the document. Reading handwriting skills are taught in the [https://script.byu.edu/Pages/
Spanish/ en/welcome.aspx '''BYU Spanish Script Tutorial'''].
*Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:
*Detailed instructions for reading Spanish records, examples of common documents, and practice exercises for developing skills in translating them can be found in the [[Spanish Records Extraction Manual|'''Spanish Records Extraction Manual.''']]
home.aspx '''The Spanish Documents Script Tutorial'''] also provides lessons and examples.<br>
===Tips for finding your ancestor in the records ===