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

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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1883382 |location=Mexican|title=Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970}}<br>
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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1883382 |location=Mexican|title=Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978}}  
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Veracruz, México'''
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Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Veracruz, México  
  
 
== 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 parish records includes the years 1590-1970.  
  
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/1883382/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/1883382/waypoints Browse].
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This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1590-1970.&nbsp;
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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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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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=== 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.  
  
 
{{Collection citation
 
{{Collection citation
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Veracruz. Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church records. Catholic parishes throughout Veracruz, Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
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| text=Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Veracruz. Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church records. Catholic parishes throughout Veracruz, Mexico. }}  
  
 
Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church archive repositories throughout the State of Veracruz, Mexico.  
 
Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church archive repositories throughout the State of Veracruz, Mexico.  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''  
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<gallery>
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Image:Mexico veracruz ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico veracruz ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Mexico veracruz ccr marriage info groom's declaration.jpg|Marriage Information - Groom's Declaration
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Image:Mexico veracruz ccr marriage info witness' declaration.jpg|Marriage Information - Witness' Declaration
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Image:Mexico veracruz ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico veracruz ccr death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>
  
[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Example 1.jpg|thumb|right]]
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
  
*Date of baptism  
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*Date and place of baptism  
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Child's name 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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*Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date
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*Gender
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*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
*Before 1820, social class of the parents  
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*Parents' names
*Sometimes the person’s race
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*Godparents' names
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*Before 1820, social class of the parents
  
'''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
*Date of marriage  
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*Groom's date and place of birth
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
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*Groom's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
*Names of the betrothed
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*Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
*Names of the parents  
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*Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
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*Bride's date and place of birth
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*Bride's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
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*Names of bride's parents, their age, occupation and residence
 
*Names of the witnesses  
 
*Names of the witnesses  
*Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
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*Witnesses' civil status, occupation, origin, and residence  
*Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
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*Length of time witnesses have known couple.
*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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<br>'''These records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
[[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Name and age of deceased
 
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*Date and place of death  
*Date of death or burial
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*Cause of death  
*Place of burial or death  
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*Origin and residence of deceased  
*Name of the deceased person
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*Spouse's name, if married  
*Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married  
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*Sometimes, burial information
*Age of the deceased person at time of death
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*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  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection 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.  
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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" category<br>⇒ Select the "Nombre de Parroquia" category<br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category 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.  
 
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.  
  
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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Veracruz 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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== 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]].  
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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]].  
  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===

Revision as of 23:06, 13 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 Veracruz, México

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1590-1970.

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 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.

Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Veracruz. Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church records. Catholic parishes throughout Veracruz, Mexico.

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

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

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


These records usually contain the following information:

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


These records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Origin and residence of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Sometimes, burial information

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" category
⇒ Select the "Nombre de Parroquia" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category 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.

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, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-20928-28479-35?cc=1883382&wc=11988889: accessed 10 July, 2012), Chinameca > San Juan Bautista > Bautismos 1952-1959 > image 555 of 606 images, Amelia Zamera, 1958; citing Parroquia de Chinameca, Veracruz, Mexico.