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== Locating matrimonial information<br>  ==
 
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Even though matrimonial information in Mexico is almost always physically in the parish archives, there are other ways one can view the information in them. A preservation project of the records was made many years ago and generated films (microfilm) for many of the church records of Mexico. These films can be accessed in more than 4,500 family history centers located around the world. In addition to the films that can be accessed at these centers there are other places that have some of the films but the amount of films is very minimal in comparison. Today you can see the images of documents of some states of the country from your own home. The film records for some states have been digitized and put online for all to see. These images can be viewed on the website, [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] for free.<br>
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Even though matrimonial information in Mexico is almost always physically in the parish archives, there are other ways one can view the information in them. A preservation project of the records was made many years ago and generated films (microfilm) for many of the church records of Mexico. These films can be accessed in more than 4,500 family history centers located around the world. In addition to the films that can be accessed at these centers there are other places that have some of the films but the amount of films is very minimal in comparison. Today you can see the images of documents of some states of the country from your own home. The film records for some states have been digitized and put online for all to see. These images can be viewed on the website, [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] for free.<br>  
  
 
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Matrimonial Information

Records for matrimonial information are also known as wedding banns. Couples who wished to marry in the Catholic Church had to go through a screening process to verify that they had no impediment before the church or had a canonical impediment. The documents for matrimonial information consisted of several parts. It included an introduction which stated the intention of marriage by the couple and sometimes marriage edicts through which other people had the opportunity to state the reasons why they thought the couple should not marry. These edicts were announced on three separate occasions.

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The document includes personal information on the bride and groom, such as: * Their name, age, marital status and place of residence. * Names of parents and sometimes the place of birth and names of grandparents. * If for any of them this is their second nuptials, the document details the deceased spouse's name and the time elapsed since the event. * If a person belonged to another parish, the document included the parish, which demonstrated the suitability of the couple to marry. These documents could include baptismal records and indicate the dates on which the banns were published. Matrimonial information could show some kind of waiver (ie. an exception or marriage restriction) to the fourth degree of consanguinity (blood relationship) or affinity (marriage related), indicating that the bride or groom were related. If this was the case, included is graphics and biographical data of the families involved, sometimes giving a line of ancestors of the parents in common. Following this information, two or more witnesses declared the suitability of the bride and groom. The information could include personal information of the witnesses and how long they had known the bride or groom. The witnesses could be related to the couple. This marriage information document could be a few pages or many depending on the testimony of witnesses or the information provided by the public. Generally, a document endnote realized if the couple was married or not.

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How to use the information

There are many ways that you can use the information found in the matrimonial information to find additional data about individuals. Below are several articles that will help you learn more about the benefits of information and how to use it. One only has to click on the desired item to see the article in the title.

Locating matrimonial information

Even though matrimonial information in Mexico is almost always physically in the parish archives, there are other ways one can view the information in them. A preservation project of the records was made many years ago and generated films (microfilm) for many of the church records of Mexico. These films can be accessed in more than 4,500 family history centers located around the world. In addition to the films that can be accessed at these centers there are other places that have some of the films but the amount of films is very minimal in comparison. Today you can see the images of documents of some states of the country from your own home. The film records for some states have been digitized and put online for all to see. These images can be viewed on the website, FamilySearch for free.

Summary

  • In the matrimonial information, you will find important information since they contain the wedding banns, held on three festive days (which was regularly on Sundays) they contain the request of the groom and bride, parental consent, and you will also find the witnesses information. In this part of the documentation you will also find the place of origin for the parties, age, name of parents, and sometimes grandparents’ information.
  • In the marriage record you will find the name of the parties, the wedding date, parents’ names, may include the name of the grandparents, and the place of origin.

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Baptisms 1560-1950

Marriages 1570-1950

Deaths 1680-1940

Catholic Parish Records

State by state, these are the parish records available to view online at FamilySearch

Aguascalientes, Catholic Records, 1620-1962

Baja California, Catholic Records, 1750-1984

Campeche, Catholic Records, 1638-1944

Chiapas, Catholic Records, 1558-1978

Chihuahua, Catholic Records, 1632-1958

Coahuila, Catholic Records, 1627-1978

Colima, Catholic Records, 1707-1969

Distrito Federal, Catholic Records, 1886-1933

Durango, Catholic Records, 1604-1985

Guanajuato, Catholic Records, 1576-1984

Guerrero, Catholic Records, 1576-1979

Hidalgo, Catholic Records, 1546-1971

Jalisco, Catholic Records, 1590-1979

México, Catholic Records

Michoacán, Catholic Records, 1555-1996

Morelos, Catholic Records 1598-1969

Nayarit, Catholic Records, 1596-1967

Oaxaca, Catholic Records, 1559-1988

Puebla, Catholic Records, 1545-1977

Querétaro, Catholic Records, 1586-1977

San Luis Potosí, Catholic Records, 1586-1970

Sinaloa, Catholic Records, 1671-1968

Sonora, Catholic Records, 1657-1994

Tabasco, Catholic Records, 1803-1970

Tamaulipas, Catholic Records, 1703-1964

Tlaxcala, Catholic Records, 1576-1994

Veracruz, Catholic Records, 1590-1978

Yucatán, Catholic Records, 1543-1977

Zacatecas, Catholic Records, 1605-1980

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