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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Distrito Federal de México

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church parish records covers the years 1886 to 1933. The text of the records is in Spanish.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Record Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age and gender of child
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names and their origin or residence
  • Godparents' names
  • Witness’s name

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Child's name
  • Names of parents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married

Census records usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Occupation

How to Use the Records

Search the Collection

To search the collection by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Parish and Colonia" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, Distrito Federal items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Distrito Federal items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Estado de México is on the west, north, and east, and Morelos is on the south.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1513-1970." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Distrito Federal.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1513-1970.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1513-1970.

 

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