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== Title in the Language of the Records == Registros Paroquiales del Estado de Jalisco, México, 1590-1995 == Record Description == This collection of parish records for the State of Jalisco includes the years 1590 to 1995. For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records). For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse. === Citation for This Collection === The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
Catholic Church parishes in Jalisco. Catholic Church parish registers, Jalisco, Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Jalisco.
Suggested citation format for a record in this collection. == Record Content ==
  • Baptism Image:Mexico, jalisco, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Image:Mexico, jalisco, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage Image:Mexico, jalisco, ccr, marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information Image:Mexico, jalisco, ccr, death.jpg|Death

  • Key genealogical facts found in these baptism records include: *Date and place of baptism *Child's name and gender *Legitimacy *Child's date and place of birth *Parents' names *Names of paternal grandparents *Names of maternal grandparents *Names of witnesses Key genealogical facts found in these confirmation records include: *Name and age of person being confirmed *Date of confirmation *Parish of confirmation *Legitimacy *Father's name *Mother's name *Godparents's names
    Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include: *Date and place of marriage *Groom's name, age, civil status, origin and nationality *Groom's occupation and residence *Names of groom's parents and if deceased *Groom's parents' occupation, origin and nationality *Bride's name, age, civil status, origin and nationality *Bride's occupation and residence *Names of bride's parents and if deceased *Bride's parents' occupation, origin and nationality *Names of the witnesses and their residence
    Key genealogical facts found in these death records include: *Name and age of deceased *Date and place of death *Civil status and origin of deceased *Spouse's name if married, and their age *Parents' names *Declarant's name, age and civil status == How to Use the Records == To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
    ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
    ⇒ Select the Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo
    ⇒ Select the Nombre de Parroquia
    ⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años 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. == Known Issues with This Collection ==
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    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 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 == *Jalisco Message Board == Related Wiki Articles == *Jalisco *Mexico Church Records == 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 also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

    Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
    == 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 === “Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1995,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 4 September, 2012), Cocula > San Miguel > Matrimonios 1954-1958 > image 180 of 195 images, Pedro Carmona and Juana Rubio, 1958; citing Parroquia de San Miguel, Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico.


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