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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Cáceres, Spain
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Location of Cáceres, Spain
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Location of Spain
Record Description
Record Type: Municipal
Collection years: 1512-1950
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Cáceres, Registros Municipales
FamilySearch Resources
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Municipal Archives Cáceres


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

This collection contains various civil and governmental records from the province of Cáceres for the years 1512-1950. The records were microfilmed and digitized at municipal archives in Cáceres.

This collection is being published as images become available.

For additional details about the history of these records and for help using them, see the Spain, Municipal Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) page.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The collection is mostly made up of mixed civil births, death, and marriage records. However, a mixture of other records, such as census and military records, also make up a sizable portion of the collection.

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following lists indicate potential information given in each type of record. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all of the listed information, as record-keeping practices often varied by time and location.

Birth Records generally includen:

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

Marriage Records may include:

  • 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

Censuses usually contain:

  • Names
  • Ages
  • Residence
  • Nationality or place of origin

Draft Registrations generally include:

  • Name of parish
  • Street and house number
  • Names of draftees
  • Names of parents of draftees
  • Presiding court
  • Day, month and year of enlistment
  • Age of draftees
  • Parents’ name
  • Residence
  • Sometimes, mother's civil status
  • Sometimes, names of siblings and their civil status
  • Date(s) service was extended

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

Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
If granted the rights to view the digitized records in this collection (see below), the images may be accessed by following this series of links:
⇒ Select Browse through images on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate Province
⇒ Select the appropriate City or Municipality
⇒ Select the appropriate Parish
⇒ Select the appropriate Record Type and Years to go to the images

Compare the information found on the images with what is already known determine if a particular record relates to the correct person. This process may require examining multiple records before the correct person is located.

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]

I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference. See below for assistance in citing this collection. Save or print a copy of the image if possible.
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that is yet undetermined.
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names; transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record. Also remember that it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Note that some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be buried under their maiden name.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches.
  • Search the records of nearby locations. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon. Note that marriages usually took place in the parish where the bride resided.
  • Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible.
  • Some record sets within the collection have original indexes which were created at the end of the year. If available, one of these indexes could help find the individual in question. However, copy errors could have been made in the index, so these must be treated with some caution.
  • Church records are a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

For additional help searching online collections see FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Spain, Cáceres items or FHL Keyword Spain, Cáceres items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Spain Archives and Libraries.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer back to information that has already been discovered; proper citations are therefore indispensable to keeping track of genealogical research. Following established formulae in formatting citations also allows others to verify completed research by helping them find and examine records for themselves.

To be of use, citations must include information such as the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records, if available. The following examples demonstrate how to present this information both for this particular collection as well as for individual records and images within the collection: Collection Citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.



Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Spain, Province of Cáceres, Municipal Records, 1512-1950.


Image Citation: This template has been deprecated and is no longer used.

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Cáceres, Municipal Records, 1512-1950.


How You Can 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.