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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Cantabria, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Military and Censuses
Collection years: 1602-1950
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Cantabria, registros militares y padrones
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Related Websites
Archive
Archivo Histórico National en Madrid



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

This collection contains copies of military draft records, civil registrations and censuses housed at the Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cantabria in Santander, Spain.


These records are written in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

This collection is being published as images become available.


You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

        • Sample images not available****


Draft registrations generally include:


  • Name and age of draftee
  • Birth date and place
  • Closest relation and residence
  • Date and place of registration
  • Names of parents
  • Current military position (e.g., soldier or reserve)


Censuses usually contain the following information:


  • Names of household members
  • Ages
  • Birth dates of each household member
  • Relationship of each household member to the head of the household
  • Residence
  • Nationality or place of origin

Civil registration includes birth, marriage, and death records.


Birth records generally include the following information:


  • Child's name and gender
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents' country of birth (if not more specific)


Marriage records may include the following:


  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Marital status of groom and bride
  • Names and ages of groom’s parents
  • Names and ages of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses


Death records usually include:


  • Deceased's name, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status/spouse's name
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Name of informant
  • Burial date and place


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

Use these records to document your ancestor's movements from place to place. Keep in mind that your ancestor may have been traveling on business, vacationing, or, in fact, moving.


See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.


If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.


Searching the Collection[edit | edit source]

Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page


To see the images you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City and Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Year" category which takes you to the images.


Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.


For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:



What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age to calculate a birth year.
  • The location of where a passport may be close to that person's original home province.


I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?[edit | edit source]

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.


Just because the person had a passport doesn’t necessarily mean they followed through with their travel plans.


Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

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]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.