Archive of the Cathedral of Majorca

The Arxiu Capitular de Mallorca (ACM) is the Archive of the Cathedral of Majorca. Its mission is to assemble, preserve, catalogue and showcase the documented and bibliographical heritage that the Cathedral of Majorca has built up from its founding (in the 13TH century) down to the present day. It also meanwhile preserves document holdings and collections donated by individuals and organisations.

The ACM is based in the Alms House (Casa de l’Almoina), and is a privately owned archive open to the public free of charge.

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Open to the public: Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 15:00

Access conditions are set out in detail in the Regulations.

  • Plaça la Seu, 07001 Palma
  • Telephone 971 713 133 Ext. 417
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consultation

The ACM preserves the documentation generated by the Cathedral of Majorca since it was founded, alongside all the document holdings and collections donated by individuals and organisations.

Researchers currently have access to the document holdings catalogued by Bishop Josep Miralles i Sbert in the late 19TH century while he was the Archivist Canon. For conservation reasons, some of this documentation can only be consulted in digital format. The Chapterhouse Library is also open to users, containing a collection of general publications and works connected with cathedral heritage.

We are currently working to catalogue other holdings in order to make them available to users.

Genealogy

To assist those with an interest in genealogical research, the Cathedral indexes of baptisms, marriages and deaths have been digitised.

It is important to bear in mind that these sacramental records correspond only to the Cathedral. To consult baptisms, marriages or deaths from any other parish, users should contact the Diocesan Archive of Majorca.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Access is provided via a PDF file containing complete images of the paper copy of the index book.
  • This does not provide access to a database or an electronic transcription, but simply the photographs of the handwritten index.
  • Each of the dropdowns for baptisms, marriages and deaths contains a table with 3 columns corresponding to the volume number, the years that the book contains, and the call mark.
  • The link for each book (in the volume column) can be used to download the PDF index.
  • The indexes of baptism volumes 1, 10 and 12 and marriage volume 1 are transcribed in electronic format. This means that searches are possible.
  • The search should be performed using the lineage of the individual in question. In the case of marriages, indexing is normally performed by the lineage of the two spouses, but on occasion only that of the husband.
  • The PDF viewer bookmarks tab provides a shortcut to the letters in alphabetical order, just as in a physical book.

To request the corresponding records, you should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following details:

  • Call mark
  • Volume number
  • Page
  • Name and lineages of the person in question
  • Year of birth/marriage/

Sacramental certificates

Sacramental certificates include both baptism and marriage.

To obtain a baptism certificate, the following information should be provided:

  • Name and lineages of the individual concerned
  • Name and lineages of the father and mother
  • Date of birth of the individual concerned
  • Date of baptism (at least the year)
  • Contact phone number

If the baptism certificate is requested for catechesis or communion within the Diocese of Majorca, a baptism slip can be issued.

To obtain a marriage certificate, the following information should be provided:

Para obtener el certificado de matrimonio es necesario aportar la siguiente información:

  • Name and lineages of the spouses
  • Date of marriage
  • Contact phone number

If the certificate is to be used outside the Diocese of Majorca it will need to be legalised by the ecclesiastical notary.

Long-form baptism and marriage certificates can also be requested, in other words a precise copy of the entry as it appears in the sacramental book.

Certificates can be collected at the Archive of the Cathedral of Majorca (on Plaça de la Seu) on any working day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If the applicant comes in person, only an ID card or equivalent document need be shown. If anyone else comes to collect the certificate they will need to show their ID document, a photocopy of the applicant's ID card and signed authorisation by the applicant.

Those living outside Majorca can ask to be sent the certificate by post. In this case they will need to make payment in advance by bank transfer.

Certificates are priced as follows:

Certificate of baptism or marriage 3€
Baptism slip 2€
Long-form certificate of baptism or marriage 6€
Processing of notarial registration 3€
Delivery by registered mail Dependent on Post Office rates

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