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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros Paroquiales del Estado de Puebla, México
This collection of parish records for the State of Puebla includes the years 1545 to 1970.
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).
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; some are even written in ledger style registers.
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Citation for This Collection
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- Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Puebla. Mexico, Puebla, Catholic church records. Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.
Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.
Key genealogical facts found in these baptism records include:
- Date and place of baptism
- Child's name and gender
- Child's date and place of birth
- Names of parents
- Names of godparents
Key genealogical facts found in these confirmation records include:
- Date and place of confirmation
- Name and age of child
- Names of parents and their place of origin
- Names of godparents and their place of origin
Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Groom's birth date, place of birth, baptismal date and religion
- Names of groom's parents, their residence and religion
- Bride's birth date, place of birth, baptismal date and religion
- Names of bride's parents, their residence and religion
- Paternal grandparents of the bride and groom
- Maternal grandparents of the bride and groom
- Names of the witnesses
- Witnesses' age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
- Length of time witnesses have known bride and groom
Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:
- Name of deceased
- Age, origin and diocese of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Cause of death
- Sometimes, name of spouse, if deceased was married
- Parents' names
- Burial location
- Sometimes, the race of deceased
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.
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
- Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
Keep in mind:
- The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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“Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 June 2012), Los Reyes > Santo Reyes > Bautismos 1892-1921 > Image 111 of 379; entry for Jose Emeterio Gregorio baptized on 13 March 1896; citing Parroquia de los Santos Reyes, Puebla, Mexico.