Published by RedAntePasados: Spain, Civil Registration Records

Article originally published in SomosPrimos http://www.somosprimos.com/sp2013/spjan13/spjan13.htm Last month we referred to church records in Spain. Subsequent to these are the archives of the Civil Registry. On 17 June 1870 the law was enacted that invited all citizens to have vital acts recorded by a body other than the Catholic Church. Earlier, much earlier, Spain’s French neighbors…

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