By Genie Milgrom
To locate records of the Spanish Inquisition , one must determine which tribunal or Court was governing the location where your family lived at the time. Even with that said , many people were caught and tried in other villages and were never brought back to the tribunal that was responsible .
Initially, the Tribunals would set up and move around from place to place but later, buildings were erected and permanent locations were established.
Below is a list of the large permanent locations in Spain, in the Kingdom of Castille.
Cordoba 1482 Cuenca 1489
Granada 1526 Las Palmas ( Canary Islands) 1505
Llerena 1485 Logroño 1512
Murcia 1488 Santiago de Compostela 1574
Seville 1482 Toledo 1485
Below is a list of the permanent locations in Spain, Kingdom of Aragon
Barcelona 1484 Majorca 1488
Valencia 1482 Zaragoza 1482
Below is a list of the Tribunals in Portugal
Coimbra 1541 Evora 1536
Goa Lisbon 1536
Lamego 1541 Porto 1536
The Inquisition in Sicily had a permanent location in Palermo and Sardinia , in the town of Sassari.
Tribunals in the Americas were established in
Cartagena de Indias ( present day Colombia ) 1610
Lima, Peru 1569
Mexico City , Mexico 1569
Harvard University Records of the Spanish Inquistion Published in 1828 .
The document is available online and are original manuscripts from the Inquisition i of Barcelona translated into English.
University of Notre Dame has an interesing collection with transcripts of some trials from Spain as well as Mexico City
The Inquistion collection can be found at the following website
The Torre Do Tombo Files that are physically located in Lisbon, Portugal can be seen for the most part digitized.
The Collection can be searched through this site:
Or through this link where a larger number of documents can be located that are also Church Documents . You can putt he name you are searching for in the box called PESQUISAS.
This website of Internet Archives from Harvard University allows you to see some Inquisition Records from Barcelona with actual processes and manuscripts that were processed in that Tribunal. These records are rare and translated into English. They were obtained in 1828.
El Museo Canarias
This museum has Inquisition archives from the Canary Islands that are digitized
Doctor Verneau 2, Vegueta
3500 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Tel: 928 336 800
Fax: 928 336 801
Archivo Diocesano de Cuenca
Church Records and a special Inquisition Collection from the Tribunals
Calle Obispo Valero, 2. Palacio Episcopal.
16001 Cuenca, Spain
Tel: 969 21 20 11 and 969 21 24 63
Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Daily. Closed in the month of September
The government of Aragon , under the Web Portal DARES , has the Inquisition Documents of Aragon digitized . Searched can be made by regións in Aragon at the following website:
Calle Serrano 115
Tel: (34) 917 68 85 00
Web:http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AHN/ E Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a rich archive with Medieval Documents Including land sales, disputes, Notarial records, Inquisition Records.The records date back to the 1200s. There are civil and eclesiastical records as well as many private collections. Here you can also locate the records pertaining to certain Houses of Royalty. There is an abundant amount of material that has been uploaded and is available at no charge on line. A very comprehensive collection.