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{{FamilySearch_Collection
 
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|CID=CID1616412
|title=Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978
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|title=Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1978
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Chiapas, México'''.  
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Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Chiapas, México.  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of parish records (such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records) from several states in Mexico includes years from about 1558-1978.  
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This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage information, and deaths for the state of Chiapas in Mexico, with some records from parishes in Huehuetenango in Guatemala. The collection includes years 1558 to 1978. 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)]].  
 
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1616412/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1616412/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic Church. Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church records. Archivo Histórico Diocesano de San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }}
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Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church parish archives throughout the state of Chiapas.
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[[Mexico, Chiapas 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  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
 
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Image:Mexico chiapas ccr baptism.jpg
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Image:Mexico chiapas ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
Image:Mexico chiapas ccr marriage.jpg
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Image:Mexico, chiapas, ccr, confirmations.jpg|Confirmation
Image:Mexico chiapas ccr death.jpg
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Image:Mexico chiapas ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico, chiapas, ccr, marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
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Image:Mexico chiapas ccr death.jpg|Death
 
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</gallery>  
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''  
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'''Baptismal records''' generally contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
*Name of child
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*Name of child  
*Child's birth date and place
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*Child's birth date and place  
*Gender
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*Gender  
*Legitimacy
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*Legitimacy  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Before 1820, social class of the parents  
 
*Before 1820, social class of the parents  
 
*Sometimes the child's race
 
*Sometimes the child's race
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' generally contain the following information:
  
*Name of the diocese
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*Name of the diocese  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
*Groom's name and age
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*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's marital status and residence  
 
*Groom's marital status and residence  
*Names of groom's parents and their residence
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*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's name and age  
*Bride's marital status and residence
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*Bride's marital status and residence  
*Names of bride's parents and their residence
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*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
*Names of the witnesses and their residence
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*Names of the witnesses and their residence  
 
*Sometimes the legitimacy and race of the bride and groom
 
*Sometimes the legitimacy and race of the bride and groom
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:'''  
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'''Burial or death''' records generally contain the following information:
  
*Name and age of deceased
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*Name and age of deceased  
*Date of death or burial
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*Date of death or burial  
 
*Place of death or burial  
 
*Place of death or burial  
*Sometimes name of spouse, if married
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*Sometimes name of spouse, if married  
 
*Sometimes names of parents  
 
*Sometimes names of parents  
*Origin or residence of deceased
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*Origin or residence of deceased  
 
*Sometimes race of the deceased
 
*Sometimes race of the deceased
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the Nombre del estado<br>⇒ Select the Nombre de ciudad/pueblo<br>⇒ Select the Nombre de parroquia<br>⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años which takes you to the images.
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=== Search the Collection ===
  
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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'''To browse the collection by image''':<br>⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the City or Town <br>⇒ Select the "Parish"<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
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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.
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
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=== Other Searches ===
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=== Surrounding Localities ===
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Oaxaca]] is on the western boarder, [[Veracruz]] shares a small part of the western border, [[Tabasco]] is on the north and northeastern, and [[Guatemala Genealogy|Guatemala]] is on the eastern.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/birthindexes-lat.html Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978]
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*[[Chiapas Maps]]
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*[[Chiapas History]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Chiapas|Chiapas]]  
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*[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]
*[[Mexico Church Records|Mexico Church Records]]
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*[[Chiapas]]  
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor invite}}  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
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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. <br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archivo Histórico Diocesano de San Cristobóbal de la Casas.}}<br> <br> '''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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|title=Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978
 
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“Mexico, Chiapas State, Catholic Church Records, 1558 - 1978,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 May 2012), Chiapas &gt; Las Rosas &gt; Las Rosas &gt; Bautismos 1965 - 1970 &gt; Image 200 of 369, Obidio Garcia, baptized 29 April 1967; citing Diocese of Chiapas, now Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Registros Parroquiales, FHL 2,020 microfilm reels, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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[[Category:Mexico|Catholic]]
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Latest revision as of 16:53, 22 April 2015

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Chiapas, México.

Record Description

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage information, and deaths for the state of Chiapas in Mexico, with some records from parishes in Huehuetenango in Guatemala. The collection includes years 1558 to 1978. 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).

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Baptismal records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date and place
  • Gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of parents
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes the child's race

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of the diocese
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's marital status and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their residence
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's marital status and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their residence
  • Names of the witnesses and their residence
  • Sometimes the legitimacy and race of the bride and groom

Burial or death records generally contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date of death or burial
  • Place of death or burial
  • Sometimes name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes names of parents
  • Origin or residence of deceased
  • Sometimes race of the deceased

How to Use the Records

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection 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, Chiapas items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Chiapas 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. Oaxaca is on the western boarder, Veracruz shares a small part of the western border, Tabasco is on the north and northeastern, and Guatemala is on the eastern.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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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, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archivo Histórico Diocesano de San Cristobóbal de la Casas.

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, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978.

 

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