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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1860864 |title=Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1970|location=Mexican}}<br>  
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registros Paroquiales del Estado de San Luis Potosí, México.  
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'''Registros Paroquiales del Estado de San Luis Potosí, México.'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of parish records for the State of San Luis Potosi includes the years 1586 to 1970.  
 
This collection of parish records for the State of San Luis Potosi includes the years 1586 to 1970.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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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)]].
  
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.  
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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/1860864/waypoints Browse].  
  
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  ===
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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> {{Collection citation
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| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Mexico. Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church records. Archivo Diocesano de San Luis Potosí, Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }} <br> Digital images of original records housed at various local Catholic Church parish archives in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. <br> [[Mexico, San Luis Potosi 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.]]
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:'''
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== Record Content  ==
  
[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Example 1.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Image:Mexico san luis potosi ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico san luis potosi ccr marriage declaration.jpg|Marriage Declaration
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Image:Mexico san luis potosi ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico san luis potosi ccr death.jpg|Death
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*Date of baptism  
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'''Key genealogical facts found in these baptism records include:'''
*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
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*Age or birth date of the person being baptized
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*Gender
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*Legitimacy
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*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 include:'''  
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*Date and parish of baptism
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*Child's name, age and gender
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*Child's date and place of birth
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*Legitimacy of child
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*Parents' names
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*Godparents' names
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*Before 1820, social class of the parents
  
[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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<br> '''Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:'''
  
*Date of marriage  
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*Date and place of marriage  
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Names of the bride and groom
*Names of the betrothed
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*Groom's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
*Names of the parents
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*Groom's civil status, origin and residence
*Names of the witnesses
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*Names of groom's parents
*Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
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*Any previous marriages
*Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
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*Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
*Legitimacy of the betrothed
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*Legitimacy  
*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
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*Names of witnesses
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*Sometimes, the race if recorded
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records include:'''  
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<br> '''Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:'''  
 
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[[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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
*Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married  
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*Sometimes, parents names or name of spouse, if married  
*Age of the deceased person at time of death
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*Sometimes, the race of deceased
*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.  
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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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.  
  
'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
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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.<br>
  
*The place where the event occurred
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For example:  
*The name and surname of the person
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*The approximate date of the event
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*The name of the parents or spouse
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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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.<br>
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'''For example:'''
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*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:'''
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Keep in mind:  
  
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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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.
  
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, San Luis Potosi 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.  
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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== Record History  ==
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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.
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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.
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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.  
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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.  
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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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  ==
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*[[Mexico Church Records]] [[Mexico]]  
 
*[[Mexico Church Records]] [[Mexico]]  
*[[Mexico|Mexico]] [[San Luis Potosí|San Luis Potosi]]
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in a 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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*“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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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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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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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Mexico, San Luis Potosi Catholic Church Records," images, FamilySearch ([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]), 2009; from Arquidiócesis de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México. Registros parroquiales, 1586-1970. Local parish archives in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. FHL 4217 microfilm reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend-->
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Digital images of original records housed at various local Catholic Church parish archives in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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|<font color="#0000ff">Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections</font>]].  
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“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&amp;wc=11680094: accessed 22 June 2012), Venado &gt; San Sebastian &gt; Bautismos 1916-1920 &gt; Image 222 of 251, Vincento Rojas Rosales; citing Parroquia del Venado. San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  
  
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Revision as of 01:12, 1 December 2012

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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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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. 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, 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.