If you are interested in learning how to read old Spanish handwriting for the purpose of extracting parish records, you may consult the
Spanish Records Extraction Guide. This resource provides basic principles, examples, and practice exercises which will enable you to identify specific parts and characteristics of christening and marriage record entries. The
Spanish Records Extraction Guide was first published in 1981 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is now available for download on this website in PDF format.
To download the
Spanish Records Extraction Guide in its entirety (65MB), click
To download individual chapters, click on the links below.