Template:Spain Adoption Records

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Orphan registers
(Registros niños expositos)
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Research use: Provides unique information on adoption that has an important bearing on determining lineage.

Record type: Record of orphan adoptions.

General: Kept by orphan asylums.

Time period: 1700-1900.

Contents: Date of admission and birthplace of the child, the date of adoption and the names of the adoptive parents. Information on payments made to the adoptive parents.

Location: Provincial historical archives.

Population coverage: Less than 1 percent.

Reliability: High.[1]

References[edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Spain,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1999.