Useful contacts

This page was last updated in 2009

Civil records of births, marriages and deaths
You can email through any queries via www.mjusticia.es, and, for Basque Country only, through www.justizia.net/RegistroCivil

Church records
The most recent official list of existing parish records is available here (watch out, though – contact details for many of the diocesan archives are outdated!)

Bilbao diocesan archive
Ecclesiastical historical archive: www.aheb-beha.org

Vizcaya diocesan archive
Vizcaya (Biscay) is a Basque region: www.ahdv-geah.org

Guipúzcoa diocesan archive
In the diocese of San Sebastian: www.mendezmende.org

National library
Paseo de Recoletos 20-22
28071 Madrid
www.bne.es

Local, regional and state archives operated by the ministry of culture
Includes keyword-searchable database and contact information for archives
http://pares.mcu.es

Archives operated by the ministry of defence
Useful guide to military archives, museums and libraries
www.ejercito.mde.es/ihycm/archivo/index.html

Arquivo do Reino de Galicia
Includes keyword-searchable database of some of its holdings on its website

Provincial archives administered by regional authorities
Features contact details organised by region

Madrid’s municipal archive
Also tourist information
www.esmadrid.com/condeduque/jsp/archivo_villa.jsp

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