Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:'''  
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'''Key genealogical facts found in these baptism records include:'''  
  
*Date of baptism  
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*Date and parish of baptism  
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Child's name, age and gender
*Name of the person being baptized
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*Child's date and place of birth
*Names of the parents
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*Legitimacy of child
*Age or birth date of the person being baptized
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*Parents' names
*Gender
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*Godparents' names
*Legitimacy
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*Before 1820, social class of the parents  
 
*Before 1820, social class of the parents  
*Sometimes the person’s race
 
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:'''
 
  
*Date of marriage  
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*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Names of the betrothed
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*Date and place of marriage  
*Names of the parents
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*Names of the bride and groom
*Names of the witnesses
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*Groom's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
*Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
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*Groom's civil status, origin and residence
*Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
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*Names of groom's parents
*Legitimacy of the betrothed
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*Any previous marriages
*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
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*Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
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*Legitimacy
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*Names of witnesses
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*Sometimes, the race if recorded
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*Date of death or burial  
 
*Date of death or burial  
*Place of burial or death
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*Name and age of deceased
*Name of the deceased person
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*Legitimacy
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*Sometimes, parents names or name of spouse, if married  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==

Revision as of 16:53, 8 November 2012

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 del Estado de San Luis Potosí, México.

Record Description

This collection of parish records for the State of San Luis Potosi includes the years 1586 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).

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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.

Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Mexico. Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church records. Archivo Diocesano de San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Digital images of original records housed at various local Catholic Church parish archives in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in these baptism records include:

  • Date and parish of baptism
  • Child's name, age and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents


Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Groom's civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Any previous marriages
  • Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of witnesses
  • Sometimes, the race if recorded


Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:

  • Date of death or burial
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Legitimacy
  • Sometimes, parents names or name of spouse, if married
  • 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.

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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1970,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-20447-26174-90?cc=1860864&wc=11680094: accessed 22 June 2012), Venado > San Sebastian > Bautismos 1916-1920 > Image 222 of 251, Vincento Rojas Rosales; citing Parroquia del Venado. San Luis Potosi, Mexico.