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What records exist for survivors of the Spanish Armada?

In my family, there is a long held verbal history that we were on the Spanish Armada and were stranded in Ireland when the Armada was sunk. This may be a long shot, but is there anyway to access ...
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What might 'i' separating parts of someone's name mean?

I've found two names in my family that I'm trying to parse out Husband: Jordi Flos i Margalef Wife: Antonia Bassols i Sunyol Their daughter: Rosa Flos What does the i something in the two parents` ...
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Recognize a handwritten word from a Spanish town

I am working on the investigation with old documentation, to see if you can help me to recognize this town in Spain, it could be in Castilla La Mancha, although I do not know for sure.
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Deciphering letters with "crossed lines" from 1813 Battle of Vitoria?

Can anyone help decipher this letter from a Lt. Moore of 1st Life Guards from the Battle of Vitoria in 1813? Also, if interested there are two more pages!
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Ordering certificates from the Corella Registry Office in Spain

This is the website that I use to order Spanish certificates. I am slightly confused though because I can never find Corella as a Registry Office in the lists. First the Region: Next, the Province: ...
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Finding records of Spanish ancestor born 1839 in Catalonia?

On of my great great grandfathers was born in Spain in 1838 and emigrated to NY around 1858. I have plenty of records of his after entering the U.S. but nothing pertaining to him before his appearance ...
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Finding record of immigration to Argentina from Spain?

I have lost track of a relative when he took a ship to Argentina from Spain. His name was Pedro Peñalba Águeda (born around 1890-1900), and our oral history says that he took a ship named Conte Rosso ...
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Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate

This is a follow on from: Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate This is the first part of my Great Great Grandmothers death ...
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Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate

This is related to: Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate I am trying to decipher this cause of death. The added complication is ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish marriage certificate

I am trying to decipher two names on this Spanish Marriage certificate: This is what I do know: Manuel Muñoz Guilloume Aurosa Pérez Arellano The two items in bold I am not sure about.
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Finding parents of Maria Cima of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain?

My great grandmother was Maria Cima: probably born in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain in 1895 married to Joaquin (I suppose it is his name) Rodriguez died in Argentina in 1950 they had 3 children: Dolores ...
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Who did my great-great-great-grandfather marry?

I can say that my interest for genealogy started when I got my great-great-grandfather baptism record from Ciudad Real, Spain. This is the record (online version in Family Search): It's a bit hard to ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate

This is a follow on from: Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate This is the first part of my Great Great Grandmothers ...
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Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate

My Great Grandfathers death certificate has this entry: I can make out some of the words but not all of them and would appreciate assistance in determining an accurate translation into English for my ...
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Medieval (15th and 16th century) records in Spain

In recent meanderings through my family history, we have found a link to medieval (15th and 16th century) Spain (Pamplona region to be precise) - so, is it possible to access records (births, deaths ...
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How can I learn more about my father, who was born in Spain and lived in Morocco?

My father was born in La Linea, Spain. He said he played football for Morocco and also was married there. He spent many years in Morocco in the 1940's. How can I learn more about him?
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Using DNA to verify story of sailor from Spanish Armada being ancestor?

There has been a story in the familly that one of the sailors from the Armada was an ancestor, so for my Mothers Birthday I brought her a DNA testing kit. The results showed that she was 5% Spanish(...
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Deciphering some text on a Spanish Birth Certificate

Yesterday I received the Birth Certificate for my Great x2 Grandmother. She was born on 6th May, 1857in Corella: I know that her name was Juana Sanz Cueva because we have already discussed her Death ...
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Locating case records after death in Valencia, Spain

This question is linked to this one Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate. So the wording below will be updated as and when then actual transcribed text / ...
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Passenger to the Caribbean from Spain

I’ve been looking for ship passenger manifests from Spain to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. I’ve never been able to find anything originating from Spain. Has anyone had any luck with this. I ...
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Seeking ship manifests 1903-1912 from Spain to Philippines

I am looking for ship manifests 1903 - 1912 from Spain to Philippines, possibly Iloilo. My search is for Jose G. Paramos and wife Tamanan I have done online searches, Ancestry, Newspapers and Church ...
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Can Origin of Spanish DNA from 16th to 18th generations be traced to historical events?

DNA on Ancestry & GEDMatch -- I find a bit of Spanish with a dash of some Mediterranean groups all dated to 16 or so generations back. Else all British Isles with another dash of Northern ...
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Locating map of Campament, Paterna, near Valencia Spain from 1950s

I am trying to locate an older map of Campamento, Paterna, Valencia Spain. I can find the current streets etc. easily enough using Google Maps, including Street View but my mother would like to see ...
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Locating Birth Certificates in Spain using Census Info

I want to try and obtain accurate details about my Great Grandparents birth (ie. obtain certificates) on my Grandfathers side. My mother has provided photos of them to me and told me a bit about them. ...
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Obtaining a plan of the Cemetery in Paterna near Valencia, Spain

Using this website I am able to retrieve information about the burials at the Cemetery of Paterna, Spain. Grandfather: Enrique Torres Dominguez: Grandmother: Patrocinio Marcilla Bienzobas They have ...
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Birth certificate in Algeria

I am trying to get the birth certificates of two people who were born in 1920 in Algeria in "Sidi - Biraber" and in "Sebdon Oran". By the names and surnames I believe the ...
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Searching for Manuel Amigo, Pontevedra, Spain 1896

I’m looking for help finding a link back to Spain for my grandfather, Manuel Amigo. I don’t know anything about his family in Spain. He left around 1914 and went to Cuba, no records of that found but ...
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History of the Guardia Civile office in Corcoya, Spain

I have been working through transcribing and translating my great-grandfather's Civil Guard records (via Spanish Language Stackexchange). So far we have processed 1902 through 1912. In several records ...
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Finding French immigration records for ancestor from Spain who changed name?

My great grand parents from my mother's side (born circa 1900) left Spain in the first quarter of the 20th century to move to France where my grand father was born in 1925. They left Spain because ...
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Transcribing and translating Civil Guard document from Spain

I am trying to work my way through a Civil Guard document I received from Spain for my Great Grandfather. It documents records for his service in the Civil Guard. I tried to transcript this section: ...
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Finding biological father and half siblings in Spain using DNA?

I am 56 years old and I recently received negative paternity results from a spanish court appointed lab in Sevilla , Spain regarding half siblings, biological father is deceased. My mother will not ...
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Does 25% Spanish mean grandparent was born in Spain?

I took a DNA test through Ancestry; it shows I'm 44% Indigenous America's Mexico and 25% Spanish. These are the main percentages, there are many others! I'm wondering about the Spanish component. Does ...
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Decipher handwriting in Spanish Birth Certificate

DeepL translation: I need to decipher the marked words to continue with my family tree. In the first image the first name could be Fabricio, Sabino or Patricio but I don't know for sure. The second ...
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Researching Cohen de Murcia in Spain? [closed]

Our family is trying to trace our family ancestry who were of Spanish descent. Are there any databases that we could research to obtain more information?
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Translating Spanish birth record into English

Can anybody translate or point me in the direction of where I can translate my great-grandfather’s Spanish birth record? He was born in 1909 and I was sent over three photocopied pages of his birth ...
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How can a gravestone and death certificate be a year out? [duplicate]

Of a death certificate and a gravestone, which record should be trusted more in determining birth date? is a similar question and I was interested in rolling out my own question on this subject. My ...
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Marshalls fought in the Spanish Civil War

I am trying to find out if I am related to Marshalls who fought in the Spanish Civil War. There were Marshalls killed in battle outside Madrid.
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Finding descendants and potential relatives of immigrant to USA from Spain through Cuba? [duplicate]

I am trying to find an almost certainly dead relative that emigrated from Spain to Cuba before finally moving to USA. I have in my hands the complete name with Spanish conventions (name + 2 surnames) ...
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