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Access the records: Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996 .
Title in the Language of the Records
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.
This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549 to 1909. 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).
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996.|
Baptism or confirmation records may include the following information:
- Date and place of the baptism or confirmation
- Child's given name and gender
- Child's date and place of birth
- Parents' names and place of birth or residence
- Names of paternal and maternal grandparents
- Names of godparents
- Names of witnesses
Marriage records may include the following information:
- Place and date of the marriage
- Name and age of groom and bride
- Civil status, origin and residence of groom and bride
- Names and nationality of parents of groom and bride and if deceased
- Names, age, civil status, and residence of witnesses
Death or burial records may include the following information:
- Date and place of death or burial
- Name of deceased
- Cause of death
- Civil status, and origin of deceased
- Parents' names
- Witnesses' names
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"
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.
Using the Information
The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Mexico. These may also be the only records available for Spanish research before civil registration was implemented in 1871.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
|FHL Place Mexico, Michoacán items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Michoacán 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.|
Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Colima is to the west, Jalisco to the northwest, Guanajuato to north, Querétaro to the northeast, Estado de México to the east, and Guerrero to the southeast.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Related Wiki Articles
- Mexico Church Records
- Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Citations for This Collection
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- "Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Michoacán.
|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, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996.|
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