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Families of Gibraltar

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  • Robert Samuel Marrache (1919 - 1965)
  • Isabella Parodi (1757 - d.)
    1777-1791 Surname Service ListID: 1783 ListYear: 1777 SurName: PARODY ForeName: Isabel Nat_Reg: Roman Catholic BirthPlace: Gibraltar Age: 20 Occupation: Wife YearsOfResidence: no da...
  • Juan Parodi (1777 - d.)
    1777-1791 Surname Service ListID: 1786 ListYear: 1777 SurName: PARODY ForeName: Juan Nat_Reg: Roman Catholic BirthPlace: Gibraltar Age: 01-Mar Occupation: no data YearsOfResidence: ...
  • Maria Parodi (c.1769 - d.)
    1777-1791 Surname Service ListID: 1785 ListYear: 1777 SurName: PARODY ForeName: Maria Nat_Reg: Roman Catholic BirthPlace: Gibraltar Age: 8 Occupation: no data YearsOfResidence: no d...
  • Giacomo Parodi (1740 - d.)
    1777-1791 Surname Service ListID: 1782 ListYear: 1777 SurName: PARODY ForeName: Giacomo Nat_Reg: Roman Catholic BirthPlace: Genoa Age: 34 Occupation: Seaman YearsOfResidence: 21 G...

This project seeks to reconstruct the population of Gibraltar from the late 18th century to present day. As the project grows it should be possible to link up the families of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and shares its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.

An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. The territory was subsequently ceded to Great Britain "in perpetuity" under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. During World War II it was an important base for the Royal Navy as it controlled the entrance and exit to the Mediterranean Sea, which is only eight miles (13 km) wide at this naval "choke point" and remains strategically important to this day with half the world's seaborne trade passing through the strait. Today Gibraltar's economy is based largely on tourism, online gambling, financial services, and cargo ship refueling services.

Name

The name Gibraltar is the Spanish derivation of the Arabic name Jabal Ṭāriq (جبل طارق), meaning "Mountain of Tariq". It refers to the Rock of Gibraltar, which was named after the Umayyad general Tariq ibn-Ziyad who led the initial incursion into Iberia in advance of the main Umayyad force in 711 under the command of Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid I. Earlier, it was known as Mons Calpe, a name of Phoenician origin and one of the Pillars of Hercules.[15]

BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAGE RECORDS

Civil Status and Registration Office HM Government of Gibraltar • Joshua Hassan House, 3 Secretary’s Lane • Gibraltar GX11 1AA t +350 20078303 e Bdmregistry.csro@gibraltar.gov.gi w gibraltar.gov.gi

The records held in the registry office date back as far as the dates shown below.

BIRTHS Commencement Date: 3rd October 1848 Date from which Registration became Compulsory: 20th January 1887

DEATHS Commencement Date: 1st January 1869 Date from which Registration became Compulsory: 5th December 1912

MARRIAGES Commencement Date: 10th April 1862 Date from which Registration became Compulsory: 17th July 1902

Conducting a Search If you want to conduct a search of the records held by the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, you may do so. A fee of £18.00 is payable per day and searches must be conducted by the individual(s) concerned. The search will enable you to look up the records in index card form and, if required, to look up entries in the relevant registers.

Searches can be conducted at the registry during the following hours – Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 9.30am or from 2.00pm to 3.00pm Friday from 8.30am to 9.30am or from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Advance notice must be given to the Registrar as we are only able to accommodate one search at a time. Please call on telephone number +(350)20078303 or email bdmregistry.csro@gibraltar.gov.gi at least one working day in advance to make arrangements.

For records dating back further than the dates listed you will need to contact the relevant church or researcher as they may be in a better position to provide you with assistance. In some cases, their records date back as far as 1704.

OTHER SOURCES OF RECORDS:   If you could enclose an International Reply Coupon when contacting any of the churches it would be greatly appreciated and will enable a faster reply.   ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH RECORDS  Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned  The Vestry  215 Main Street  Gibraltar  Tel: +350 20076688 Fax: +350 20043112    CHURCH OF ENGLAND RECORDS Cathedral of the Holy Trinity The Vestry Cathedral Square Gibraltar Tel: +350 20075745 Fax: +350 20078463   CHURCH OF SCOTLAND RECORDS  St Andrew’s Church  Governor’s Parade  Gibraltar  Tel: +350 20077040    METHODIST CHURCH RECORDS Methodist Church Office 297/299 Main Street Gibraltar Tel: +350 20077941   JEWISH COMMUNITY RECORDS  M E Belilo  2/1 Engineer Lane  P O Box 548  Gibraltar  Tel: +350 20079548    BETHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Bethel Christian Fellowship P O Box 568  Wellington Front Gibraltar Tel/Fax : +350 20052002

JewishGen Gibraltar Database currently includes: Births:       1808 - 1894:  2,820 Records Marriages: 1810 - 1883:     554 Records Deaths:      1829 - 1931:   3,095 Records Census:      1777 & 1791:     805 Records

Online access: http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/gibraltar.htm