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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of parish records such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records from the State includes year from about 1627-1978. The text of the records is in Spanish.
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This collection of Catholic Church parish records—such as baptism, marriage, and death—from Coahuila includes records from about 1627 to 1978. These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]].  
 
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For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1502401/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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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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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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'''Most baptismal records contain:'''  
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'''Baptism or confirmation records''' may contain the following information:
  
 
*Date of baptism  
 
*Date of baptism  
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*Sometimes the person’s race
 
*Sometimes the person’s race
  
<br> '''Most marriage records contain:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information:
  
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Date of marriage  
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*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
 
*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
  
<br> '''Most burial or death records contain:'''  
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'''Death or burial records''' may contain the following information:
  
 
*Date of death or burial  
 
*Date of death or burial  
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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> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Town" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.<br>
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To search by index:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''To search by image:'''<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Town" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category 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.  
 
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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=== Using the Information  ===
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
  
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:  
  
*[[Mexico Language and Languages]] <br>
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]  
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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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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=== Surrounding Localities  ===
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Durango]] is to the southwest, [[Chihuahua]] to the west, [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] to the north, [[Nuevo León]] to the east, and [[Zacatecas]] to the south.
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Coahuila State 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.  
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Coahuila-Catholic-Church-Records-1627-1978-known-issues&lang=en 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://www.protopage.com/mexicogenealogy Mexico Research]  
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*[[Coahuila Maps]]
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*[[Coahuila History]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Mexico Church Records]]  
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*[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]
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*[[Coahuila]]
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]
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*[[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
 
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1502401/waypoints Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978]
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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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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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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
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<br><br>'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Coahuila (Catholic Church parishes, Coahuila).}}<br>
  
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.
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Latest revision as of 16:26, 29 January 2016

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

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Coahuila, Mexico

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church parish records—such as baptism, marriage, and death—from Coahuila includes records from about 1627 to 1978. These records are written in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978.

Record Content

Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following information:

  • 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

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • 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

Death or burial records may contain the following information:

  • 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 Record

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search 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.

Using the Information

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.

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, Chihuahua items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Chihuahua 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. Durango is to the southwest, Chihuahua to the west, Texas to the north, Nuevo León to the east, and Zacatecas to the south.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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 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

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Coahuila (Catholic Church parishes, Coahuila).


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978.

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, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978.

 

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