26 March 2010

Over 120 digital collections of archives, libraries and museums in Spain

A article in the March 25, 2010, ELPAÍS.com, newspaper portal announced, Nace Hispana, el portal de colecciones digitales de archivos, bibliotecas y museos de España (in Spanish) or translated by Google Translate, Born Hispanic, the portal for digital collections of archives, libraries and museums in Spain (in English.)

Spain's Ministry of Culture is announcing that there are 121 cultural online databases available online through their website,
http://hispana.mcu.es. Many of these online collections have been available for years, but now they available together in one place (portal.)

This is a boon to those of us with Spanish ancestors. I have found download-able images of documents about or written by my ancestors centuries ago. Also some of the libraries (bibliotecas) have digitized books identifying my ancestors in terms of occupation and family ties.

BE FOREWARNED: much of this is in Spanish but armed with a good Spanish Dictionary and Google Translate, . There can be lots of things to find.

You will not be finding anything like this at ancestry.com anytime soon.

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