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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.
This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549-1909.
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 link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
- "Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records includes:
- Date and place of the baptism
- Child's given name and gender
- Child's date and place of birth
- Parents' names, sometimes their residence or place of birth
- Names of maternal grandparents
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of godparents
- Names of witnesses
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records includes:
- Place and date of the marriage
- Groom's name and age
- Groom's civil status, origin and residence
- Names of groom’s parents and if deceased
- Bride's name and age
- Bride's civil status, origin and residence
- Names of bride’s parents and if deceased
- Sometimes, the parents' place of origin and nationality
- Names of witnesses
- Witnesses' age, civil status, origin and residence
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:
- Date and place of burial
- Date and place of death
- Name of deceased
- Cause of death
- Civil status, and origin of deceased
- Parents' names
- Witnesses' names
Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:
- Date and parish of confirmation
- Name of person being confirmed
- Legitimacy of person being confirmed
- Parents' names
- Godparents’ names
- Place of baptism
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 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.
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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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
“Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004768299_00504?cc=1883388&wc=11972481: accessed 10 July, 2012), Aporo > San Lucas > Informacion matrimonial 1916-1930 > image 504 of 539 images, Martiniam Domingues and Natividad Vazquez, 1929; citing Arquidiocesis de Michoacan, Mexico.