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Title in the Language of the Records

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

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1590 to 1970. The text of the records is in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978.

Record Content

Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of baptism or confirmation
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's date and place of birth
  • Groom's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
  • Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
  • Bride's date and place of birth
  • Bride's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
  • Names of bride's parents, their age, occupation and residence
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Witnesses' civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
  • Length of time witnesses have known couple.

Death or burial records may contain the following:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Cause of death
  • Origin and residence of deceased
  • Spouse's name, 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" 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, Veracruz items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Veracruz 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. Veracruz is a long, thin state. Tamaulipas is on the north, Tabasco to the east, Chiapas with a small southeast border, Oaxaca along the southeast, then Puebla, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosí moving north along the western border.

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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, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Veracruz.

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, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978.


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