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Foreign Language Title
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico.
This collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the State of Hidalgo covers the years from 1546-1963. Catholic Church parish records cover 95 to 100% of the city’s population. This collection only includes the parish records that were centralized into the diocesan archive.
Mexican Catholic Church parish registers were created to record baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials occurring in the parish. Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing Mexican genealogical research.
Usually separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and deaths. However, in localities with a small population the records of baptisms, marriages, and burials were recorded in the same register. Confirmations were usually recorded with the baptismal registers, but can also be found with deaths or marriages. Generally, entries were created in chronological order. Early registers may have some ecclesiastical documents written in Latin.
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- Catholic parishes in the State of Hidalgo. Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic church records. Diocese Archives, Hidalgo, Mexico.
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Record ContentImportant genealogical information found in Baptismal records include:
- Place and date of the baptism
- Given name
- Gender, place and date of birth or age at baptism
- If legitimate or illegitimate
- Parents names, sometimes their residence and/or place of birth
- Names of maternal grandparents
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Name/s of godparents
- Place and date of the marriage
- Name of the groom
- Age of groom, his place of birth and/or residence
- Name of the groom’s parents
- Name of the bride
- Age of bride, her place of birth and/or residence
- Names of the bride’s parents
- Sometimes, the parent’s place of origin and/or civil status
- Names of witnesses
- Place and date of the burial
- Burial place
- Name of the principal BAU
- Place and date of birth or age at time of death
- Cause of death
- Residence of the deceased
- Place of death
- Civil status of the principal, if married the name of the spouse may be given
- If principal left progeny
How to Use the Record
The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Mexico. These may also be the only records available for Spanish research before civil registration was implemented in 1871.
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"Mexico, Hidalgo Catholic Church Records", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), 2009; from Diocese of Tulancingo, Diocese of Tula, Diocese of Saltillo, Diocese of Huejutla. Registros parroquiales, 1546-1963. Original records also housed in locar parishe archives throughout the State of Hidalgo, Mexico. FHL 3,343 microfilm reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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