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

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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1508604 |location=Mexican|title=Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969}}
  
México, Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica de&nbsp;Colima
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= Mexico, Colima, Catholic Church Parish Records<br> =
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Colima, México'''
  
This wiki article describes a collection of records that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. To access the collection, see [[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1508604;t=browsable;w=0 Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records 1707-1969]]
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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This collection of the Catholic Church records of the State of Colima, Mexico covers the years of 1707-1969.
  
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.  
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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.  
  
=== Population Coverage<br> ===
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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/1508604/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
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)]].  
  
== Collection History<br> ==
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
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.  
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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.  
  
=== Why was this collection created?<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 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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[[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.]]
  
=== Collection Reliability<br> ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
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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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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== Collection Description<br> ==
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'''Some key genealogical information found in the Colima Catholic Church parish registers are:'''
  
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.
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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  
=== Collection Content<br> ===
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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 or the city, sometimes the place of birth in baptisms  
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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  
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*Cause of death
 
*Cause of death
  
=== How to Use the Collection<br> ===
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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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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== 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, Colima 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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*[http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=search_directory&country=MX&absolutecity=Colima Catholic churches in Colima]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]
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*[[Mexico Church History]]
  
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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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
== Related Articles  ==
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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.
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_Records Mexico&nbsp;Church 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]].
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_History Mexico Church History]&nbsp;
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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 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.

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.

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

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.