Mexico, Coahuila, State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Foreign Language Title  ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del estado de Tabasco, Mexico  
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Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Coahuila, Mexico  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
== Record Description<br>  ==
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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.
  
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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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.  
  
=== Record Content<br>  ===
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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)]].
  
'''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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
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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.
  
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic Parishes in Coahuila. Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records. Archivo de la Parroquia, Coahuila, Mexico.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
'''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
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[[Mexico, Coahuila 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.]]  
  
<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
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== Record Content  ==
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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Image:Mexico Coahuila ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico Coahuila ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Mexico Coahuila ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico Coahuila ccr marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
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Image:Mexico Coahuila ccr death.jpg|death
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</gallery>
  
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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'''Most baptismal records contain:'''
  
== Record History<br>  ==
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*Date of baptism
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*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Name of the person being baptized
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*Names of the parents
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*Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date
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*Gender
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*Legitimacy
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*Before 1820, social class of the parents
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*Sometimes the person’s race
  
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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<br> '''Most marriage records contain:'''
  
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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*Date of marriage
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*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Names of the betrothed
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*Names of the parents
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*Names of the witnesses
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*Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
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*Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
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*Legitimacy of the betrothed
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*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
  
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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<br> '''Most burial or death records contain:'''
  
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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*Date of death or burial
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*Place of burial or death
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*Name of the deceased person
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*Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married
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*Age of the deceased person at time of death
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*Place of residence or origin of the deceased person
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*Sometimes the race of the deceased
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created<br> ===
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
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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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>
  
=== Record Reliability<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.
  
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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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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====For Help Reading These Records====
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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These records are in Spanish.  For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]  <br>
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]] 
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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, 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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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.protopage.com/mexicogenealogy Mexico Research]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_Records Mexico Church Records]  
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Mexico, Catholic Church Records", database, FamilySearch ([http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch]), 2009.
 
 
Digital images of&nbsp;original records&nbsp;housed at various&nbsp;Catholic Church&nbsp;archive repositories throughout Mexico. <!--bibdescend-->
 
 
<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
 
 
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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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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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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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*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.  
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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.  
*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|Catholic]]
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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]].

Revision as of 19:25, 17 October 2013

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

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

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.

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

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.

Catholic Parishes in Coahuila. Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records. Archivo de la Parroquia, Coahuila, Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Most baptismal records contain:

  • 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


Most marriage records contain:

  • 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


Most burial or death records contain:

  • 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

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ 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.

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.

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 wiki articles:

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 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

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978

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.

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