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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Colima, México

Record Description

This collection of the Catholic Church records from parishes in the state of Colima, Mexico covers the years of 1707-1969. The text of the records is in Spanish.

In 1797, the parishes of the then province of Colima, were part of the Bishopric of Guadalajara. In December of 1881, the Diocese of Colima was established, with 13 parishes, namely Almoloyán, Colima, Cuautitlán, Ejutla, Jilotlán, Pihuamo, Purificación, Tecalitlán, Tecomán, Tomatlán, Tonila, Tuxcacuesco, and Zapotitlán, covering a total of about 141,742 inhabitants.

For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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

Record Content

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Date of baptism
  • Name of baptized
  • Names of parents
  • Parish of parents

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Names of persons married
  • Parishes of persons married
  • Ages of persons married
  • Parents of persons married

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Spouse of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Date deceased
  • Cause of death

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

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

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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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Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Jalisco is on the north and east, and Michoacán is on the southeast.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citations for This Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Colima.


Image Citation:

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