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Title in the Language of the Records

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

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Nayarit includes the years 1596 to 1967. The text of the records is in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967.

Record Content

Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism or confirmation
  • Child's name and gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of paternal and maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, legitimacy and birth date
  • Groom's baptismal date
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name, legitimacy and birth date
  • Bride's baptismal date
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Sometimes, the race of the betrothed

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name, age and residence of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names or name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, burial information

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"
⇒ 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.

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, Nayarit items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Nayarit 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. Sinaloa is to the northwest, Durango to the north, and Jalisco to the east and south.

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How You Can Contribute

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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, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Nayarit.

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, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967.

 

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