Mexico Catholic Church Death Records

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Added Category)
Line 1: Line 1:
=== Deaths and Burials<br> ===
+
===Deaths and Burials===
  
 
Burials were recorded in the church record of the parish where the person died. Death registers give the following information:
 
Burials were recorded in the church record of the parish where the person died. Death registers give the following information:
  
* Deceased person’s name, date and place of burial or death. <br>
+
* Deceased person’s name, date and place of burial or death.
* Often the person’s age, place of residence, and marital status <br>
+
* Often the person’s age, place of residence, and marital status.
* Cause of death and survivors of the deceased. <br>
+
* Cause of death and survivors of the deceased.
* At times the priest noted if the person died testate, meaning he or she recorded a will. <br>
+
* At times the priest noted if the person died testate, meaning he or she recorded a will.
 
* Occasionally the deceased person’s date and place of birth and parents’ names are given if the deceased was a minor. But early death registers failed to record much of this information and are not as complete as later death records.
 
* Occasionally the deceased person’s date and place of birth and parents’ names are given if the deceased was a minor. But early death registers failed to record much of this information and are not as complete as later death records.
 
* In most death records the women are recorded by their maiden name. In some records, if the woman had a surviving spouse, the spouse was named; if the deceased person was a widow, the deceased spouse may have been named.
 
* In most death records the women are recorded by their maiden name. In some records, if the woman had a surviving spouse, the spouse was named; if the deceased person was a widow, the deceased spouse may have been named.
Line 16: Line 16:
 
Additional Information
 
Additional Information
  
* '''[http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Spanish_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm Spanish Extraction Guide]''' - very helpful in reading death/burial parish records.<br>
+
* '''[http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Spanish_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm Spanish Extraction Guide]''' - very helpful in reading death/burial parish records.
 
+
 
+
  
 
[[Category:Mexico]]
 
[[Category:Mexico]]

Revision as of 07:02, 12 August 2008

Deaths and Burials

Burials were recorded in the church record of the parish where the person died. Death registers give the following information:

  • Deceased person’s name, date and place of burial or death.
  • Often the person’s age, place of residence, and marital status.
  • Cause of death and survivors of the deceased.
  • At times the priest noted if the person died testate, meaning he or she recorded a will.
  • Occasionally the deceased person’s date and place of birth and parents’ names are given if the deceased was a minor. But early death registers failed to record much of this information and are not as complete as later death records.
  • In most death records the women are recorded by their maiden name. In some records, if the woman had a surviving spouse, the spouse was named; if the deceased person was a widow, the deceased spouse may have been named.

Tips

If you cannot find a burial record from the late 1800s through 1930, check the civil registration death records.

Additional Information