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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1590 to 1970.  
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This Collection will include records from 1590 to 1970. 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/1881200/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}  
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[[Mexico, Querétaro 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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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism or confirmation records''' may contain the following:
  
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Date and place of baptism or confirmation
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
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*Before 1820, social class of parents
 
*Before 1820, social class of parents
  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following:
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Witnesses' birth date and place, legitimacy, occupation, religion, parents' names, residence, and time they have known the bride and groom
 
*Witnesses' birth date and place, legitimacy, occupation, religion, parents' names, residence, and time they have known the bride and groom
  
'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' may contain the following:
  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
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  ===
  
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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'''To search the collection by index''':<br>
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
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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.
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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.
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'''When searching''':<br>
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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===Using the Information===
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Querétaro 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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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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===Surrounding Localities===
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Guanajuato]] is to the west, [[San Luis Potosí]] to the north, [[Hidalgo]] to the east, [[Estado de México]] to the southeast, and [[Michoacán]] to the southwest.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
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*[[Querétaro Maps]]
*[http://www.nuestrosranchos.com/en/node/19689 Queretaro State Genealogy]
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*[[Querétaro History]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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*[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]
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*[[Querétaro]]
 
*[[Mexico Church Records]]  
 
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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>
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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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Querétaro.}}<br>
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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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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"Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N8DN-VMD&nbsp;: accessed 09 Aug 2012), Miguel Onate in entry for Severo Elpidio Onate, 1874&nbsp;; citing Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Querétaro. Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic church records. Local parish archives throughout the State of Querétaro, Mexico.
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Latest revision as of 23:43, 30 January 2015

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

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

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

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1590 to 1970. 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, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970.

Record Content

Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of baptism or confirmation
  • Child's name and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Names of godparents and their parents
  • Before 1820, social class of parents

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Groom's legitimacy, civil status, occupation, and residence
  • Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Bride's legitimacy, origin and residence
  • Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Witnesses' birth date and place, legitimacy, occupation, religion, parents' names, residence, and time they have known the bride and groom

Death records may contain the following:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Name of person making declaration
  • Declarant's relationship to deceased
  • Sometimes, the names of parents
  • Sometimes, the name of spouse, if deceased was married
  • Sometimes, burial information

How to Use the Records

Search the Collection

To search the collection by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

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.

For example:

  • 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.

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, Querétaro items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Querétaro 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. Guanajuato is to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Hidalgo to the east, Estado de México to the southeast, and Michoacán to the southwest.

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.

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, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Querétaro.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970.

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, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970.

 

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