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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de México, México

Record Description

This collection contains baptism, marriage, marriage info, and death records from the state of Mexico includes the years 1567-1970. The text of the records is in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970.

Record Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of the parents
  • Godparents
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes, the person’s race

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Child's name, age and origin
  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Godparents' names

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Marriage date and place
  • Groom and Bride's names, marital status, occupation, age, origin and residence
  • Groom and Bride's birth and baptism date and place
  • Parents' names
  • Legitimacy
  • Witnesses' names, origin, residence, age, marital status, occupation and length of association with the couple.

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of the deceased
  • Name of spouse and children
  • Cause and date of death
  • Burial location

How to Use the Records

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.

Search the collection by image 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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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, México items or FHL Keyword Mexico, México 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. Michoacán is to the west, Querétaro to the northwest, Hidalgo to the north and east, Tlaxcala to the east, Distrito Federal in the center southeast, Morelos to the southeast, and Guerrero to 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 article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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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How You Can Contribute

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite 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, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Church parishes, State of Mexico.

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, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970.


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