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Basque Genealogy Resources

This section offers a selection of links and various resources with basic information for those who are starting their family tree, looking for their origins or trying to locate relatives in any of the provinces of the Basque Country or the Basque Diaspora.  Simply checking these links could be an easy and promising starting point. 

PARISH ARCHIVES

You can check and ask for birth, marriage and death certificates from the Parish Archives of Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa (no online service for archives in Nafarroa or Iparralde):

-Dokuklik: birth, marriage and death certificates from the Parish Archives of Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa (no online service for Nafarroa or Iparralde):
http://dokuklik.snae.org/sacramentales.php

-Historical Ecclesiatical Archive of Bizkaia (eu, es)
www.aheb-beha.org

-Historical Ecclesiatical Archive of Donostia-San Sebastian (eu, es)
www.elizagipuzkoa.org/artxiboa

-Historical Ecclesiatical Archive of Vitoria-Gasteiz (eu, es)
www.ahdv-geah.org

 

GENEALOGY AND FAMILY SEARCH EXPERTS

-Antzinako, association of Basque Genealogists (eu, es, fr, en)
www.antzinako.org

-Basque Genealogy list: group list about Basque Genealogy. Registration required.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/basque-genealogy

-Genea64: another list, this one of genealogy reserachers in Iparralde and Béarn (in French)
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/genea64

 

DATABASES

The following links are Basque surnames' databases. If a surname can not be found at a database it does not mean that it is not Basque. There are many different spellings for several Basque surnames. 

-Auñamendi Basque Library/Bernardo Estornés Lasa Archives: search for a surname and you will get all the info in these archives: meanings, toponimes, historical references and people...)
http://www.euskomedia.org/aunamendi/ee/antropologia

- ‘Los Vascos en la Argentina’: this book by Fundacion Juan de Garay lists all the Basque surnames in Argentina: origin, meaning, whereabouts...
www.juandegaray.org.ar/fvajg/docs/apellidos_vascos

-ÍEuskal Abizenak/Apellidos Vascos: index
www.euskalabizenak.com

-Euskaltzaindia: Basque surname database
http://www.euskaltzaindia.net/index.php

-Surnames researched by Xabier Ormaechea and Susan Ibarra
www.buber.net/Basque/Surname

 

SEVERAL RESOURCES ABOUT EMIGRATION, HERALDRY...

-Lineages from Navarre
www.euskalnet.net/ganer

-Antzinako genealogy association's online library
www.antzinako.org/Publicaciones

-Certain Mariages au Pays Basque (marriages in the Basque French Country)
http://perso.orange.fr/argia

-Place names database of the Basque Autonomous Community
www.euskara.euskadi.net

-Linajes.net, a webpage by Imanol Pagola Salazar (35.000 family crests)
www.linajes.net 

-The Basque Genealogy Homepage, by Susan & Fernando Ybarra
http://home.earthlink.net/~fybarra/index.html

-Place names in Navarre
http://toponimianavarra.tracasa.es

-Genealogy Research Service by Eusko Ikaskuntza
www.eusko-ikaskuntza.org/es/euskoshop/heraldica

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

International links and webpages related to genealogy.

-Genealogy programs and software
www.genealogia-es.com/enlazsof.html

-Surname navigator
www.surnamenavigator.org

-Heraldry and Genealogy Dictionary by García Carraffa
www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/geneal/index_gc.html

-Search for ancestors in familysearch.com
www.familysearch.com

-American Family Immigration History Center (Ellis Island)
www.ellisislandrecords.org

-Geneanet, genealogy database online in French
www.geneanet.com

-MyTrees.com
www.kindredkonnections.com

-Missing people researchers: professional genealogists
www.genealogypro.com/directories/missing-people.html

-Social Security Death Index (USA)
http://ssdi.rootsweb.com

-United States Cemetery Directory
www.interment.net/us/index.htm

-Earliest recorded male settlers of Alta California (1769-1800)
http://members.tripod.com/~GaryFelix/index5F.htm

-Colombian genealogies (Basque surnames in 'Novedades')
www.genealogiascolombianas.org

-Francogene.com: Le portail de la généalogie francophone
www.francogene.com/index.php?l=fr


TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES BY COUNTRIES

Looking up for a surname in a telephone directory in your ancestors hometown you can locate people related to you.

-Southern Basque Country (Telefónica de España)
www.paginasblancas.es

-Yellow pages Southern Basque Country (QDQ)
http://www.qdq.com

-White pages Northern Basque Country (French pagesjaunes)
www.pagesjaunes.fr

-White pages (Argentina)
www.paginasamarillas.com.ar/home_blancas.asp

-White pages (Chile)
www.blancas.cl

-White pages (Mexico)
www.seccionamarilla.com.mx/busqueda_nomdirtel.asp

-White pages (USA)
www.whitepages.com

-International white pages (several countries)
http://c.asselin.free.fr/french/paginas_amarillas.htm#pbinter

-AnyWho Online Directory
www.anywho.com



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