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Looking for your ancestors? Find them easily on the internet with Dokuklik


Dokuklik provides access to more than six million documents
Dokuklik provides access to more than six million documents


At we often receive messages from our readers who ask for information about their ancestors, but unfortunately, the lack of means and time prevents us from responding to such requests. Thanks to new technologies, however, genealogical searches can be conducted from anywhere in the world. The search engine Dokuklik, supported by the Basque Government, provides access via the internet to 500 Basque Country archives with documentation from the 13 through 20 centuries. Looking for your ancestors? We’ll tell you how to find them.

Donostia-San Sebastian.  The search engine Dokulik is one of a kind in Europe. The project is supported by the Basque Government that brings together nearly 500 public and private archives in one place.  In all, one can access 6 million documents from the Basque Country dating between the thirteenth and twentieth centuries. It also includes 2.5 million associated digital images, photographs of manuscripts for example.  It is a treasure for those looking for their ancestors from the diaspora.  Now, anyone can search from home from their computer.

The best way to search for information on ancestors on Dokuklik is to directly access the collection of Sacramental Records where birth, death and marriage certificates are found from the diocese of Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria.  A form needs to be filled out that includes the information that one already knows about the person being researched but keep in mind that documentation only to 1900. 

This information provides insight into previous generations of our families, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters of that particular person, as well as his/her spouse, that aid in creating the family tree little by little.

It should be noted that the spelling of the last names or lacking a bit of information can lead to a dead end.  For questions write to the Dokuklik forum (which isn’t very active unfortunately) or get in touch with the Euskadi National Archive System by sending an email or by phone: +34 943 762840.



  • Dokuklik

    Annmarie Tringali, I am having the same issue. Where you able to find out what is going on?

    Alex (Nashua,NH), 06/17/2022 03:31


    Hi...I have been researching on this site for a long time; I cannot access it anymore? Is there a problem with the site?

    Annmarie Tringali (Massapequa), 04/11/2022 14:46

  • For John Falxa

    Hi John, do you write from Wyoming or Oregon-Washington state? There are not archives available in internet for Banka and Lower Navarre, as there are for the provinces of Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, but there are still things you can do. We are well connected regarding Banka and the Aldude Valley. Email please and we´ll try to help you in your research. Happy New Year-Urte Berri On!, 01/03/2013 08:06

  • Father's family

    How can I search the records of Banca, France, for FALXA information?

    John Falxa, 01/03/2013 03:27

  • anastasio Landa

    This is my grandfather, born in Ea, Bizkia, Spain I do have his birth date and mother and father. I just found this out. I would like to know if I have any relatives in Ea at this time. My mother, Marie (ibarra) Landa,born in Ereno, living with her mothers family. I would love to find out more information on my family in Ea.

    Florence Larraneta Frye, 11/25/2012 03:50

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