Mexico Catholic Church Death RecordsEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
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.
If you cannot find a burial record from the late 1800s through 1930, check the civil registration death records.
- Spanish Extraction Guide - very helpful in reading death/burial parish records.
Future Changes to the Wiki
Changes are coming to the FamilySearch Research Wiki in the near future. Find out more on the Wiki Community News page.Community News