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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.'''
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Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549-1909.  
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This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549 to 1909. The text of the records is in Spanish.  
  
 
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 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1883388/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records includes:'''  
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'''Baptism or confirmation records''' may include the following information:
  
*Date and place of the baptism  
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*Date and place of the baptism or confirmation
 
*Child's given name and gender  
 
*Child's given name and gender  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Child's date and place of birth  
 
*Child's date and place of birth  
*Parents' names, sometimes their residence or place of birth  
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*Parents' names and place of birth or residence
*Names of maternal grandparents
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*Names of paternal and maternal grandparents  
*Names of paternal grandparents  
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*Names of godparents  
 
*Names of godparents  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records includes:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following information:
  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
*Groom's name and age  
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*Name and age of groom and bride
*Groom's civil status, origin and residence  
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*Civil status, origin and residence of groom and bride
*Names of groom’s parents and if deceased
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*Names and nationality of parents of groom and bride and if deceased  
*Bride's name and age
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*Names, age, civil status, and residence of witnesses
*Bride's civil status, origin and residence
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*Names of bride’s parents and if deceased  
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*Sometimes, the parents' place of origin and nationality
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*Names of witnesses
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*Witnesses' age, civil status, origin and residence
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<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:'''  
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'''Death or burial records''' may include the following information:
  
*Date and place of burial
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*Date and place of death or burial
*Date and place of death  
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*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
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*Witnesses' names
 
*Witnesses' names
  
<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:'''
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
*Date and parish of confirmation
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=== Search the Collection ===
*Name of person being confirmed
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*Legitimacy of person being confirmed
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*Parents' names
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*Godparents’ names
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*Place of baptism
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== How to Use the Record ==
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'''To browse the collection by image''':<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Town" <br> ⇒ Select the "Parish"<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
  
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 Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo <br> ⇒ Select the Nombre de Parroquia <br> ⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.  
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Search the collection by image 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.  
  
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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=== Using the Information ===
  
 
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.  
 
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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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
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=== Other Searches ===
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=== Surrounding Localities ===
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Colima]] is to the west, [[Jalisco]] to the northwest, [[Guanajuato]] to north, [[Querétaro]] to the northeast, [[Estado de México]] to the east, and [[Guerrero]] to the southeast.
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Michoacan 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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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Michoacan, 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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.houstonculture.org/mexico/michoacan.html History of Michoacan]  
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*[[Michoacán Maps]]  
*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Michoac%C3%A1n,_Mexico Michoacan Research Tips]
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*[[Michoacán History]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]
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*[[Michoacán]]
 
*[[Mexico Church Records]]  
 
*[[Mexico Church Records]]  
*[[Mexico Church History]]
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*[[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Michoacán|Michoacan]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
 
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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.
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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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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“Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004768299_00504?cc=1883388&amp;wc=11972481: accessed 10 July, 2012), Aporo &gt; San Lucas &gt; Informacion matrimonial 1916-1930 &gt; image 504 of 539 images, Martiniam Domingues and Natividad Vazquez, 1929; citing Arquidiocesis de Michoacan, Mexico.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually. <br><br>
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Michoacán.}}<br> <br>
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Latest revision as of 15:03, 9 June 2015

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549 to 1909. The text of the records is in Spanish.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996.

Record Content

Baptism or confirmation records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of the baptism or confirmation
  • Child's given name and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and place of birth or residence
  • Names of paternal and maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of the marriage
  • Name and age of groom and bride
  • Civil status, origin and residence of groom and bride
  • Names and nationality of parents of groom and bride and if deceased
  • Names, age, civil status, and residence of witnesses

Death or burial records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Name of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Civil status, and origin of deceased
  • Parents' names
  • Witnesses' names

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Town"
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

Using the Information

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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, Michoacán items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Michoacán items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Colima is to the west, Jalisco to the northwest, Guanajuato to north, Querétaro to the northeast, Estado de México to the east, and Guerrero to the southeast.

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 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

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.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Michoacán.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996.

 

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