Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Foreign Language Title  ==
 
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Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del estado de Aguascalientes, Mexico  
 
Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del estado de Aguascalientes, Mexico  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of parish records (such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records) from several states in Mexico includes years from about 1616-1961.  
 
This collection of parish records (such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records) from several states in Mexico includes years from about 1616-1961.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
Separate books were kept for baptism, confirmation, marriage banns, marriage, and burial or death records. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. The entries were normally made in chronological order. In smaller parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) were included in the marriage entry. In larger parishes, these records may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained. The records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged, and therefore hard to read or missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers, and some are even written in ledger style registers.
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=== Citation for this Collection  ===
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Example 1.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>• Date of baptism<br>• Place of the event and usually the parish saint name<br>• Name of the person being baptized<br>• Names of the parents<br>• Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date<br>• Gender<br>• Legitimacy<br>• Before 1820, social class of the parents<br>• Sometimes the person’s race
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[[Mexico, Aguascalientes State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
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=== Record Content  ===
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>• Date of marriage<br>• Place of the event and usually the parish saint name<br>• Names of the betrothed <br>• Names of the parents<br>• Names of the witnesses<br>• Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed <br>• Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents<br>• Legitimacy of the betrothed<br>• Sometimes the race of the betrothed <br>
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:''' [[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Example 1.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Example 1.jpg]]  
  
<br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:'''[[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>• Date of death or burial<br>Place of burial or death <br>Name of the deceased person <br>• Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married <br>Age of the deceased person at time of death<br>• Place of residence or origin of the deceased person <br>Sometimes the race of the deceased <br>
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*Date of baptism<br>  
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*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name<br>  
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*Name of the person being baptized<br>  
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*Names of the parents<br>  
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*Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date<br>  
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*Gender<br>
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*Legitimacy<br>
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*Before 1820, social class of the parents<br>  
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*Sometimes the person’s race
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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<br> '''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:''' [[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Marriage.jpg]]
  
In most cases, Mexican Catholic parish registers are the only records before 1859 that identify individuals, parents, and spouses. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonies, y defunciones) that by law include people of all religions. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860.
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*Date of marriage<br>
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*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name<br>
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*Names of the betrothed <br>
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*Names of the parents<br>
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*Names of the witnesses<br>
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*Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed <br>
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*Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents<br>
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*Legitimacy of the betrothed<br>
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*Sometimes the race of the betrothed <br>
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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<br> '''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:''' [[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg]]
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:<br>• The place where the event occurred.<br>• The name and surname of the person.<br>• The approximate date of the event.<br>• The name of the parents or spouse.
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*Date of death or burial<br>
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*Place of burial or death <br>
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*Name of the deceased person <br>  
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*Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married <br>  
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*Age of the deceased person at time of death<br>  
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*Place of residence or origin of the deceased person <br>  
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*Sometimes the race of the deceased <br>
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== How to Use the Records  ===
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒ Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Parroquia" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.<br>
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.<br>For example:<br>• Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information. <br>• Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.<br>• Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records. <br>• Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.<br>• Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.<br>• Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.<br>• The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties. <br>• Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. <br>• Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.<br>• Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.<br>• When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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Look at the images one by one 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.
 
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Keep in mind:<br>• The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. <br>• Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.<br>• There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:<br>• Check for variant spellings of the surnames.<br>• Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. <br>• Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.<br>
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== Record History  ==
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After the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, Catholic priests began going from one place to another baptizing most of the population. By order of the queen of Spain, priests began keeping a record of all the sacramental ordinances performed. The registers hold records of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials and other ecclesiastical documents. Most often, the different types of ordinances are recorded separate volumes. Each record is written in narrative style, and in more recent years, they are handwritten in formatted records. The registers were created and kept by the priest. Later, as the church grew in numbers, the registers were kept at the parish, and a copy was sent to the diocesan archive for preservation.
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Catholic priests established parishes starting in 1521. In 1527, the Roman Catholic Church established dioceses in Tlaxcala and Mexico City. It was only in the late 19th century that other religious groups began establishing congregations in Mexico.
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Parishes were local congregations that may have included smaller villages within their boundaries. A large city may contain several parishes. The parishes had jurisdiction over both vice parishes (vice parroquias) and chapelries (feligresias). Multiple parishes (parroquias) were under the jurisdiction of a diocese. The highest level of local government in the Catholic Church is the archdiocese (arquidiócesis), which is made up of several dioceses.
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In 1995, the Catholic Church in Mexico had 14 archdioceses; 58 dioceses; 5,345 parishes; and 1,611 chapelries (sub-parishes). Together they hold a great number of records.
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=== Why This Collection Was Created  ===
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Authorized Catholic priests created separate parish registers to record the church sacraments of baptism (bautismo), confirmation (confirmación), marriage (casamiento o matrimonio), and burial (defunción o entierro) at the parish level.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Catholic Church parish registers are a reliable source of information for family history research, and the primary source for baptism, marriage, and death records in Mexico prior to 1859. Catholic Church parish records after 1859 can be used to complement information found in civil registers.  
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== Related Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=search_directory&country=MX&absolutecity=Aguascalientes Catholic churches in Aguascalientes]
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*[http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/agua0.htm Diocese of Aguascalientes]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_Records Mexico Church Records]  
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]
  
= Known issues with this Collection  =
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== Known issues with this Collection  ==
  
 
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Aguascalientes<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Asientos<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Nuestra Señora de Belén <br>
 
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Aguascalientes<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Asientos<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Nuestra Señora de Belén <br>
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*Mexico, Catholic Church Records<br>* Chihuahua<br>* Juárez<br>* Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe<br>* Bautismos 1830-1834 <br>
 
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records<br>* Chihuahua<br>* Juárez<br>* Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe<br>* Bautismos 1830-1834 <br>
  
This collection has two volumes. You can begin in 1830 and search until 1834 when the second volume appears at image 184 and contains additional records beginning in May of 1830.  
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This collection has two volumes. You can begin in 1830 and search until 1834when the second volume appears at image 184 and contains additional records beginning in May of 1830.  
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Mexico, Aguascalientes State Catholic Church Records", database, FamilySearch ([http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch http://familysearch.org]), 2009; from&nbsp;Aguascalientes Diocese, Aguascalientes, Ecclesiastical Administration, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico. Mexico, Aguascalientes&nbsp;Catholic Church Records. Various parish archives throughout the State of Aguascalientes. FHL microfilm.&nbsp; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend--><br><br>Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church parish archives throughout Mexico.
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
  
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
*United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71. <br>
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"Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records 1620-1962," images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 31 May 2012), Aguascalientes &gt; Asuncion de Maria &gt; Bautismos 1616-1662 Matrimonios &gt; Image 302 of 334; Francisco Del La Cruz with Catalina Isabel Bautista, 8 May 1649.
*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023
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[[Category:Mexico|Aguascalientes]]

Revision as of 16:47, 6 December 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Foreign Language Title

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del estado de Aguascalientes, Mexico

Record Description

This collection of parish records (such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records) from several states in Mexico includes years from about 1616-1961.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Parishes throughout Aguascalientes. Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church records. Parishes throughout Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:
Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Example 1.jpg
  • Date of baptism
  • Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
  • Name of the person being baptized
  • Names of the parents
  • Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date
  • Gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes the person’s race

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:
Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Marriage.jpg
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
  • Names of the betrothed
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
  • Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
  • Legitimacy of the betrothed
  • Sometimes the race of the betrothed

The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:
Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg
  • Date of death or burial
  • Place of burial or death
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married
  • Age of the deceased person at time of death
  • Place of residence or origin of the deceased person
  • Sometimes the race of the deceased

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category
⇒ Select the "Parroquia" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

Related Web Sites

Related Wiki Articles

Known issues with this Collection

  • Mexico, Catholic Church Records
         * Aguascalientes
         * Asientos
         * Nuestra Señora de Belén

You can find Bautismos, 1846-1848, Bautismos, 1855-1858, but 1848-1855 are missing

  • Mexico, Catholic Church Records
         * Nuevo León
    * Salinas Victoria
    * Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
    * Bautismos 1790-1830 (Images 1 through 375 end 4 May 1818)

You can view the record images from 1790 through 4 May 1818 online but not the records from 4 May 1818 through 1830 because they are not digitized yet. They can be viewed on FHL INTL Film 605403.

  • Mexico, Catholic Church Records
    * Chihuahua
    * Juárez
    * Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
    * Bautismos 1830-1834

This collection has two volumes. You can begin in 1830 and search until 1834when the second volume appears at image 184 and contains additional records beginning in May of 1830.

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records 1620-1962," images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 May 2012), Aguascalientes > Asuncion de Maria > Bautismos 1616-1662 Matrimonios > Image 302 of 334; Francisco Del La Cruz with Catalina Isabel Bautista, 8 May 1649.