During the first days of the first state of alarm in Spain in March, I published a Tweed thread about Spanish Catholic Church with records online to work and do genealogy from home in times of coronavirus.
Category: Spanish Archives
A request to the king of Spain to change a surname in 1808
December 1808. Convulsive times. Spain had risen up in arms against the French enemy. And Manuel Godoy, Carlos IV’s favorite, was to blame for that war. On this day, 210 years ago, a canarian, also surnamed Godoy, ashamed, asked Fernando VII “to use only the surname of Verde”.