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Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Colima, México.
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.
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- Dioceses in Mexico. Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records. Parishes in Mexico.
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
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“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.
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