Useful contacts

This page was last updated in 2009

Civil records of births, marriages and deaths
You can email through any queries via, and, for Basque Country only, through

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of existing parish records is available here (watch out, though – contact details for many of the diocesan archives are outdated!)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:

Vizcaya diocesan archive
Vizcaya (Biscay) is a Basque region:

Guipúzcoa diocesan archive
In the diocese of San Sebastian:

National library
Paseo de Recoletos 20-22
28071 Madrid

Local, regional and state archives operated by the ministry of culture
Includes keyword-searchable database and contact information for archives

Archives operated by the ministry of defence
Useful guide to military archives, museums and libraries

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

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