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

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The Family History Library collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the Diocese of Chihuahua, Mexico covers the years from 1622 to 1958.  
 
The Family History Library collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the Diocese of Chihuahua, Mexico covers the years from 1622 to 1958.  
  
Usually separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and deaths. However, in localities with a small population the records of baptisms, marriages, and burials were recorded in the same register. Confirmations were usually recorded with the baptismal registers, but can also be found with deaths or marriages. Generally, entries were created in chronological order. Early registers may have some ecclesiastical documents written in Latin.
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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)]].  
 
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Catholic Church parish records cover 95 to 100% of a city’s population. This collection only includes the parish records that were centralized into the diocesan archive.
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Mexican Catholic Church parish registers were created to record baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials occurring in the parish.
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Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing Mexican genealogical research.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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[[Mexico, Chihuahua 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.]]  
 
[[Mexico, Chihuahua 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.]]  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records include:[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Baptisn.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Baptisn.jpg]]<br>'''  
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[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Baptisn.jpg|thumb|right|Baptism]] '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records include:<br>'''  
  
 
*Place and date of the baptism  
 
*Place and date of the baptism  
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*Name/s of godparents
 
*Name/s of godparents
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records include:[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Marriage.jpg]]<br>'''  
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[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Marriage]] '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records include:'''  
  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Burial.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Burial.jpg]]<br>'''  
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[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Burial.jpg|thumb|right|Burial]] '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:<br>'''  
  
 
*Place and date of the burial  
 
*Place and date of the burial  
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*If principal left progeny
 
*If principal left progeny
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:<br>'''  
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[[Image:Mexico, chihuahua, ccr, confirmation.jpg|thumb|right|Confirmation]] '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:<br>'''  
  
 
*Date and place of confirmation  
 
*Date and place of confirmation  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Parroquia" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.<br>  
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "_____________" category which takes you to the images<br>
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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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The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Mexico. These may also be the only records available for Spanish research before civil registration was implemented in 1871. 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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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 Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
= Known issues with this Collection  =
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== Known issues with this Collection  ==
  
 
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records<br>* Aguascalientes<br>* Asientos<br>* Nuestra Señora de Belén
 
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records<br>* Aguascalientes<br>* Asientos<br>* Nuestra Señora de Belén

Revision as of 20:08, 18 December 2012

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

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Foreign Language Title

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Chihuahua, México.

Record Description

The Family History Library collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the Diocese of Chihuahua, Mexico covers the years from 1622 to 1958.

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.

Iglesia Católica. Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records. Archivo Diocesano de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Baptism
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records include:
  • Place and date of the baptism
  • Given name
  • Gender, place and date of birth or age at baptism
  • If legitimate or illegitimate
  • Parents names, sometimes their residence and/or place of birth
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Name/s of godparents
Marriage
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records include:
  • Place and date of the marriage
  • Name of the groom
  • Age of groom, his place of birth and/or residence
  • Name of the groom’s parents
  • Name of the bride
  • Age of bride, her place of birth and/or residence
  • Names of the bride’s parents
  • Sometimes, the parent’s place of origin and/or civil status
  • Names of witnesses
Burial
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:
  • Place and date of the burial
  • Burial place
  • Name of the principal
  • Place and date of birth or age at time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Residence of the deceased
  • Place of death
  • Civil status of the principal, if married the name of the spouse may be given
  • If principal left progeny
Confirmation
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:
  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Name of person being confirmed
  • Parents’ or godparents’ names

How to Use the Record

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 Websites

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 1834 when the second volume appears at image 184 and contains additional records beginning in May of 1830.

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.

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

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.