Record Finder Table for Spain
The following Record Finder table assists researchers in determining record types that may list the information they are looking for.
Order of Records
The typically most reliable sources are listed at the top of the list. However, depending on the time period of the record and location, multiple records in the list may need to be searched to achieve the objective. Alternative records are listed as well in case traditional records do not provide the desired information.
List of Topics
This Record Finder table links to the Spain topic Wiki pages, containing databases and other information about accessing the records.
Maiden Names and Family Members
Immigration and Country of Origin
Residences and Locations
Personal Details and Affiliations
Reading Spanish Records
Provinces and autonomous communities
||The topic articles listed above give general background, record contents details, and research methods. More specific help is available in topic articles for each jurisdiction, including links to actual records.
Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. A list of the provinces of Spain and access to their individual pages are listed below along with a clickable map. Each link will take you to a step-by-step process for research in that province.
Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma) and 2 autonomous cities* (ciudades autonomas, singular - ciudad autonoma).