Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Oaxaca, México'''
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Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Oaxaca, México  
 
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== Collection Time Period  ==
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This collection of Catholic Church records, such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials from the State of Oaxaca includes the years 1703-1964.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
Separate books were kept for baptism, confirmation, marriage banns, marriage, and burial or death records. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. The entries were normally made in chronological order. In smaller parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) were included in the marriage entry. In larger parishes, these records may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained. The records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged, and therefore hard to read or missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers, and some are even written in ledger style registers.  
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This collection of Catholic Church records, such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials from the State of Oaxaca includes the years 1559 to 1988.  
  
After the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, Catholic priests began going from one place to another baptizing most of the population. By order of the Queen of Spain, priests began keeping a record of all the sacramental ordinances performed. The registers hold records of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials and other ecclesiastical documents. Most often, the different types of ordinances are recorded separate volumes. Each record is written in narrative style, and in more recent years, they are handwritten in formatted records. The registers were created and kept by the priest. Later, as the church grew in numbers, the registers were kept at the parish, and a copy was sent to the diocesan archive for preservation.&nbsp;
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For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
Catholic priests established parishes starting in 1521. In 1527, the Roman Catholic Church established dioceses in Tlaxcala and Mexico City. It was only in the late 19th century that other religious groups began establishing congregations in Mexico.&nbsp;
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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/1909191/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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Parishes were local congregations that may have included smaller villages within their boundaries. A large city may contain several parishes. The parishes had jurisdiction over both vice parishes (vice parroquias) and chapelries (feligresias). Multiple parishes (parroquias) were under the jurisdiction of a diocese. The highest level of local government in the Catholic Church is the archdiocese (arquidiócesis), which is made up of several dioceses.&nbsp;
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In 1995, the Catholic Church in Mexico had 14 archdioceses; 58 dioceses; 5,345 parishes; and 1,611 chapelries (sub-parishes). Together they hold a great number of records.&nbsp; 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/1909191/waypoints Browse].  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. <br>
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}  
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Oaxaca. Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic church records. Catholic parishes throughout Oaxaca, Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
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Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church&nbsp;archive repositories throughout the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.  
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<br> Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church archive repositories throughout the State of Oaxaca, Mexico. <br>
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Mexico, Oaxaca State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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<gallery>
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage info, consent.jpg|Marriage Information
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, death.jpg|Death
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</gallery>
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''  
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Example 1.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Date and place baptism  
 
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*Child's name and gender
*Date of baptism  
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*Child's date and place of birth
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Name of the person being baptized
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*Names of the parents  
 
*Names of the parents  
*Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date
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*Names of paternal grandparents
*Gender
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*Names of maternal grandparents
*Legitimacy
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*Godparents
*Before 1820, social class of the parents
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*Sometimes the person’s race
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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<br> '''These records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Groom's age and civil status
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*Name of groom's father and statement of consent
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*Father's age, origin, residence and religion
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*Bride's age and civil status
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*Name of bride's father and statement of consent
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*Father's age, origin, residence and religion
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*Witnesses' names
  
*Date of marriage
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<br> '''These records usually contain the following information:'''  
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Names of the betrothed
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*Names of the parents
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*Names of the witnesses
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*Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
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*Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
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*Legitimacy of the betrothed
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*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:'''  
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[[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Date of death or burial
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*Name and age of deceased
*Place of burial or death  
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*Date and place of death  
*Name of the deceased person
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*Cause of death
*Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married  
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*Spouse's name, if married  
*Age of the deceased person at time of death
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*Parents' names
*Place of residence or origin of the deceased person
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*Sometimes the race of the deceased
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
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.  
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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.  
  
=== Why&nbsp;the Record Was Created  ===
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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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Authorized Catholic priests created separate parish registers to record the church sacraments of baptism (bautismo), confirmation (confirmación), marriage (casamiento o matrimonio), and burial (defunción o entierro) at the parish level.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Catholic Church parish registers are a reliable source of information for family history research, and the primary source for baptism, marriage, and death records in Mexico prior to 1859. Catholic Church parish records after 1859 can be used to complement information found in civil registers.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Oaxaca,_Mexico Oaxaca, Mexico]
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
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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.  
 
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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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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]]  
 
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===== Citation Examples for Record Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections  =====
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The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection described, please change the heading to "Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection".  
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“Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19620-19984-36?cc=1909191&amp;wc=11994960: accessed 30 August, 2012), Mitla &gt; San Pablo &gt; Bautismos 1950-1960 &gt; image 666 of 695 images, Carmen Diaz, 1960; citing Parroquia de San Pablo Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
  
 
[[Category:Mexico|Catholic]]
 
[[Category:Mexico|Catholic]]

Revision as of 16:47, 11 June 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Oaxaca, México

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church records, such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials from the State of Oaxaca includes the years 1559 to 1988.

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

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church archive repositories throughout the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Godparents


These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age and civil status
  • Name of groom's father and statement of consent
  • Father's age, origin, residence and religion
  • Bride's age and civil status
  • Name of bride's father and statement of consent
  • Father's age, origin, residence and religion
  • Witnesses' names


These records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names

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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19620-19984-36?cc=1909191&wc=11994960: accessed 30 August, 2012), Mitla > San Pablo > Bautismos 1950-1960 > image 666 of 695 images, Carmen Diaz, 1960; citing Parroquia de San Pablo Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico.