For the year 1910 in my Great Grandfathers Civil Guard records there are three entries.

Here is the second one:

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The transcribed text so far:

Según certificada expedido por el Excmo. Señor Presidente del Cuerpo de Aliuish fecha 18 de Mayo año maninal, le ha aido concordada a este individuo, el uso de la xxx conmemoración del 1er centenario de las xxx Rey de Gemma.

I know I have some unknown words there! :)


This is the translation based on the suggested transcription in the answer.

According to the certificate issued by the President of the Council of Ministers on 18th May of the year Marginal, this individual has been awarded the Commemorative Medal of the 1st centenary of the sieges of Gerona.

I still think that the user of the word Marginal is a little odd. At least, it is odd in the way it has been automatically put in the translation.

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My suggestions

Según certificado expedido por el Excmo. Señor Presidente del Consejo de Ministros fecha 18 de Mayo año marginal, le ha sido concedida a este individuo, el uso de la Medalla Conmemorativa del 1er centenario de los sitios de Gerona.

You can check the medal here. In that site you can find also this explanation

Otorgada a los descendientes de los heroicos defensores de Gerona y a cuantas personas hayan contribuido de algún modo a las fiestas del Centenario y erección del monumento

Probably your ancestor were on duty in Gerona/Girona during the conmemoration of the centenary.

Medalla del centenario de los sitios de Gerona

Note: The word marginal was suggested by @wimi, meaning that the year is the same that the one written in the margin/margen of the sheet. I agree with him.

  • @wimi 4 seconds because I was searching additional info about the medal ;-P
    – RubioRic
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 11:31
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    These things happen :D . The remaining xxxxx might be "año marginal", meaning "año escrito en el margen". Seems like a weird use of "marginal", but nothing else comes to mind.
    – wimi
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 11:34
  • @wimi I think that you're right about the use of "marginal".
    – RubioRic
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 11:36
  • Thanks for your answer and the link to the medal! If I read the linked article correctly the event itself was on 28 de enero de 1910. And the award of these medals followed later in the May. I wonder what happened to his medal. Hmm! I undated the translation in the question. Still not sure about marginal. Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 11:48
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    @AndrewTruckle That date corresponds to the Royal Decree that awarded the medal but not to the event itself. Such event probably was celebrated at december 1909
    – RubioRic
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 11:52

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