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

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== Foreign Language Title  ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Colima, México
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Colima, México'''
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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Record Description ==
  
The collection of the Catholic Church records of Colima, Mexico at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, covers the inclusive years of 1707-1969.&nbsp;
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This collection of the Catholic Church records of the State of Colima, Mexico covers the years of 1707-1969.  
  
== Record History<br>  ==
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In 1797, the parishes of the then province of Colima, were part of the Bishopric of Guadalajara. In December of 1881, the Diocese of Colima was established, with 13 parishes, namely Almoloyán, Colima, Cuautitlán, Ejutla, Jilotlán, Pihuamo, Purificación, Tecalitlán, Tecomán, Tomatlán, Tonila, Tuxcacuesco, and Zapotitlán, covering a total of about 141,742 inhabitants.
  
In 1797, the parishes of the then province of Colima, were part of the Bishopric of Guadalajara. In December of 1881 the Diocese of Colima was established, with 13 parishes namely Almoloyán, Colima, Cuautitlán, Ejutla, Jilotlán, Pihuamo, Purificación, Tecalitlán, Tecomán, Tomatlán, Tonila, Tuxcacuesco, and Zapotitlán, covering a total of about 141,742 inhabitants. Parishes are local congregations that may include smaller villages within their boundaries. Only authorized clergymen perform the baptisms, marriages, deaths, and other ordinances in their parish jurisdiction. Each one creates records in their own style following a common format. The registers are kept in the parish archive and a copy is sent later to the Diocese Archive. The collection at the Family History Library was acquired directly from each of the individual parishes. This collection covers the Catholic parishes in the state of Colima, in which the majority of the population was Roman Catholic. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that other religious groups began to organize in Mexico. These records cover the Church parishes of the localities of Villa de Alvarez, Cuauhtémoc, Manzanillo, Colima, Tecomán, Coquimatlán, Comala, Minatitlán, Ixtlahuacán, Suchitlán, and Almoloyán.  
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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)]].  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and marriage, as well as to record deaths, burials, and other items of interest to the Church.  
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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.  
  
=== Record Reliability<br> ===
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Dioceses in Mexico. Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records. Parishes in Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }}
  
Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for baptisms, death, and marriage records in Mexico prior to 1859. After 1859 parish records can be used as another source verifying information found in civil registers.  
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[[Mexico, Colima 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 Description<br> ==
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== Record Content ==
  
Separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and burials. However, in some parishes with a small population the records were kept all in one book. The entries were normally made in chronological order. Confirmations may be found included with baptisms or marriages. Similarly, marriage information documents may have been included with marriages. Some records, especially the earlier ones, have watermark or other damage. [[Image:Mexico Colima Catholic Church Baptism Record.jpg|thumb|right]]
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<gallery caption="Colima Catholic Church Record Examples:" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Mexico Colima Catholic Church Baptism Record.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Mexico Colima Catholic Church Marriage Record.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico Colima Catholic Church Death Record.jpg|Death Record
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=== Record Content<br>  ===
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'''Some key genealogical information found in the Colima Catholic Church parish registers are:'''
  
Some key&nbsp;genealogical information found in the Colima Catholic Church parish registers are:
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*Date of baptism, which sometimes includes the date of birth also, confirmation, marriage, death, and/or burial  
 
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*Event place, which could be the parish, city, or sometimes the place of birth in baptisms  
*Date of baptism, which sometimes includes the date of birth also, confirmation, marriage, death and/or burial  
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*Event place, which could be the parish or the city, sometimes the place of birth in baptisms [[Image:Mexico Colima Catholic Church Marriage Record.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Names of principal, parents, grandparents, spouses, godparents, witnesses, and other relatives  
 
*Names of principal, parents, grandparents, spouses, godparents, witnesses, and other relatives  
 
*Age of principal or couple in the case of marriages  
 
*Age of principal or couple in the case of marriages  
 
*Gender of principal in baptisms  
 
*Gender of principal in baptisms  
 
*Place of origin and residence of principals and sometimes of parents or others  
 
*Place of origin and residence of principals and sometimes of parents or others  
*Legitimacy of principals [[Image:Mexico Colima Catholic Church Death Record.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Legitimacy of principals  
 
*Social class or race in entries prior to 1820  
 
*Social class or race in entries prior to 1820  
 
*Civil status of principals and sometimes of parents or others  
 
*Civil status of principals and sometimes of parents or others  
 
*Cause of death
 
*Cause of death
  
== How to Use the Record<br> ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
In most cases, Mexican Catholic parish registers are the only record to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1859 when the civil registration was created. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which by law includes people of all religions. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. For instance, the parish registers may list the godparents while the civil records may list the grandparents. It is recommended to search both the parish and civil records after 1860.  
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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>
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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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== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=search_directory&country=MX&absolutecity=Colima Catholic churches in Colima]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_Records Mexico&nbsp;Church Records]  
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]  
 
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*[[Mexico Church History]]
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_History Mexico Church History]&nbsp;
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== Sources of This Collection ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
==== How to Cite Your Sources  ====
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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.
  
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]''
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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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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.
  
 
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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Colima, México

Record Description

This collection of the Catholic Church records of the State of Colima, Mexico covers the years of 1707-1969.

In 1797, the parishes of the then province of Colima, were part of the Bishopric of Guadalajara. In December of 1881, the Diocese of Colima was established, with 13 parishes, namely Almoloyán, Colima, Cuautitlán, Ejutla, Jilotlán, Pihuamo, Purificación, Tecalitlán, Tecomán, Tomatlán, Tonila, Tuxcacuesco, and Zapotitlán, covering a total of about 141,742 inhabitants.

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.

Dioceses in Mexico. Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records. Parishes in Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Some key genealogical information found in the Colima Catholic Church parish registers are:

  • Date of baptism, which sometimes includes the date of birth also, confirmation, marriage, death, and/or burial
  • Event place, which could be the parish, city, or sometimes the place of birth in baptisms
  • Names of principal, parents, grandparents, spouses, godparents, witnesses, and other relatives
  • Age of principal or couple in the case of marriages
  • Gender of principal in baptisms
  • Place of origin and residence of principals and sometimes of parents or others
  • Legitimacy of principals
  • Social class or race in entries prior to 1820
  • Civil status of principals and sometimes of parents or others
  • Cause of death

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

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

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.