The National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) is making available online the catalogue cards of its Erección de Pueblos record series. The digital catalogue, consisting of 8,835 images, were digitized from the cards prepared as finding aids for the Erecciones records of the Spanish Documents Section’s (SDS) Section I.
The Erección de Pueblos record series, dealing with the establishment of towns (sitios, barrios, visitas, parishes, and districts), is composed of 236 bundles of manuscripts, drawings, illustrations, plans, and maps. These records provide informational background on Spanish political and ecclesiastical activities in the Philippine Archipelago.

The digitized catalogues are searchable to facilitate finding records on various topics. These catalogues are non-downloadable and can only be viewed online.

Copies of the records described in the catalogue can be requested through the NAP’s official email address nationalarchives@nationalarchives.gov.ph or personally through:
1. NAP Reference Service Unit (RSU) located at the ground floor of PPL Building, UN Avenue corner San Marcelino Street, Paco, Manila.
2. NAP Temporary Reading Room Unit (TRRU) located at the ground floor of the NAP Records Center Building at 1153 Cristobal Street, Paco, Manila.

Please note that the following information (provided in the catalogue) will be needed when requesting for specific Erecciones records:
• Record Series (Title) – Ereccion de Pueblos
• SDS No. (Bundle Number)
• Expediente No. (File no.)
• Page No. (below the expediente no. e.g. s-1-10)
• Summary of content

For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Pamela Magsino at RSU tel. no. 8708-8729/CP 09669527792 or Ms. Au Silva at TRRU tel. no. 8353-3192.

Click the Link below to view the Digital Catalogue of the Erección de Pueblos record series.

Digitized Catalogue of Erección de Pueblos