(See FAQ button for additional tips
- Names were spelled phonetically so the spelling varies. So search for part of the name
using the "contains
" search field.
For example, to search for de Henares or de Molina, it is best to search for "contains" Henares, or "contains" Molina.
- Search for women by given names
because surnames were rarely used when women were mentioned in these records.
- In the few cases where women's surnames were mentioned they are different
from their husbands' surnames as was the tradition in medieval Spain.
- Be creative. Semuel may be spelled Symuel; Yucef may appear as Yocef, Yucef, or Yuceb.