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The Municipal Archive of Cartagena and offers about 450,000 digitized documents (03/12/2014)

The Municipal Archive of Cartagena and provides for consultation by researchers and citizens about 450,000 documents in a million and a half computer files, many of them accessible from the website of the agencies of the City of Cartagena, has said the mayor of Cartagena, Pilar Barreiro, during the signing of the agreement for the restoration of affidavits of the sixteenth century, held this morning in Murcia.

The Carthaginian council takes years performing these tasks digitization and accounted for more than 130,000 historical archive documents, 140,000 notarial files, a similar number of books of Acts and close to a million files in which the patterns of collected inhabitants.

The file has also digitized other media in projects such as the image file and the Word, which brings together more than 1,000 sound files, 6,000 images and more than 160 videos.

This whole digital heritage notarial records of the sixteenth century the rector of the UMU, Dean of the Notary Association of Murcia and the director will soon join, under the agreement it has signed the city of Cartagena counselors of Culture and Finance, manager of the Integra Foundation.

The objective of this agreement is restoration, description and historical study of the affidavits of the sixteenth century, the oldest deposited by the city of Cartagena in the Archivo General de Murcia.

It is about 1,416 volumes that were produced between the years 1558-1858 and are kept in the provincial archives as legally for records with over a century of antiquity.

Are documents of great value to know aspects of township life in those times.

Son wills, powers of attorney, sales letters, obligation and other documents that reflect social and economic aspects of Cartagena.

But besides be invaluable as documentary heritage, have value as historical objects. The first volumes to be recovered match the first years of the reign of Philip II.

It is not the first time the Municipal Archives of Cartagena collaborates with the General Archive of the Region of Murcia in these matters.

In conjunction with the Integra Foundation has made ​​such important things as digitizing the whole medieval city of Cartagena documentation and minutes until the eighteenth century.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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