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Islas Canarias / Canary Islands

 
Map courtesy of Mirelis Peraza
 
The Islas Canarias (Canary Islands) are a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 62 miles west of Morocco at the closest point.

The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife,  La Palma, El Hierro, La GomeraGran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote.   The archipelago includes many smaller islands and islets: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste, and Roque del Este. It also includes a series of adjacent roques (those of Salmor, Fasnia, Bonanza, Garachico, and Anaga). In ancient times, the island chain was often referred to as "Las Afortunadas" (the Fortunate Isles.) The Canary Islands are the most southerly region of Spain and the largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region. Historically, the Canary Islands have been considered a bridge between four continents: Africa, North America, South America, and Europe.

In 1927, the Province of Canary Islands was split into two provinces (Blue and Green on the image above.) The autonomous community of the Canary Islands was established in 1982. Its capital is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Blue) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Green), which in turn are the capitals of the provinces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas.
 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been the largest city in the Canaries since 1768, except for a brief period in the 1910s. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927, Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands. In 1927 a decree ordered that the capital of the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains at present. 
 
The third-largest city of the Canary Islands is San Cristóbal de La Laguna (a World Heritage Site) on Tenerife. This city is also home to the Consejo Consultivo de Canarias, which is the supreme consultative body of the Canary Islands. During the time of the Spanish Empire, the Canaries were the main stopover for Spanish galleons on their way to the Americas, which came south to catch the prevailing northeasterly trade winds.
 
Source: Gobierno de Canarias - https://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/principal/
 

 
IV Jornada de Genealogia Canarias
19 - 23 October 2020
 
Congratulations to the Sociedad de Estudios Genealógicos y Heráldicos de Canarias (SEGEHECA)
and in particular to the organizer, José Antonio González Marrero, for an extremely successful conference!
 
 
All of the recordings noted below will be posted on their YouTube channel in the coming days.
 
Presentación
A cargo de: José Antonio González Marrero.
Profesor Titular, Departamento de Filología Clásica, Árabe, Francesa y Románica de la ULL
 
Inferencias de toponimia y genealogía sobre la comarca de La Laguna
Imparte: Francisco Báez Hernández
 
Pinceladas sobre las fuentes orales y su valor para el estudio histórico
Imparte: Ángel Dámaso Luis León
 
Familias de Los Realejos y su descendencia en el noroeste de Puerto Rico
Imparte: Félix Iván González Rodríguez
 
Los Baulén, una ilustre familia lagunera propietaria del Heredamiento de Güímar
Imparte: Octavio Rodríguez Delgado
 
La historia de dos pasajeros del Winnipeg: de Canarias a Chile
Imparte: Ana Eugenia Calero San Martín
 
Colonos portugueses en la comarca nordeste de Tenerife a través de sus testamentos
Imparte: Elesmí de León Santana
 
Historias del archivo audiovisual familiar: cómo abordar la imagen doméstica
Imparte: Belma Hernández-Francés León
 
Visita guiada por el Archivo Histórico Provincial de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Imparte: Carlos Rodríguez Morales
 
Entre La Laguna y Santo Domingo: un estudio genealógico de la familia Saviñón
Imparte: Joan M. Ferrer Rodríguez
 
Ante mí, el escribano: los protocolos del escribano José Antonio López Ginori como fuente para la historia de la vida cotidiana de Tenerife
Imparte: Omar Soto Rodríguez
 
Las historias familiares del Telemaco. Un proyecto
Imparten: Borja Izquierdo Marrero y Rafael Blanco Silva
 
De Tacoronte a fundar San José de las Lajas (Cuba): historias familiares
Imparte: Samuel Martínez Alcalá
 
Los Carmona de Puntagorda (La Palma)
Imparte: Horacio Concepción García
 
La familia en la estructura poblacional de Tenerife en el siglo XVI
Imparte: Roberto González Zalacaín
 
Clausura
A cargo de: José Antonio González Marrero
 

 
BLOGS / WEBPAGES
 
Genealogías Canarias. (2012-present)
Platform open to collaboration from researchers worldwide,
so long as the research is rigorous, and sources are provided.
 
Other Site
 
 
Teguise Historic Archive / Archivo Historico de Teguise
(Series of 3 books with lists of passengers out of Lanzarote, many of them to Cuba)
 
La Palma
and
Cliocanarias - Un espacio para la historia
Jose Miguel Rodriguez Yanez
 
Tenerife
 
University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria
University Library