Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 18:33, 5 October 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Venezuela, Mérida Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1654 to 2011.

The parish records of the Archdiocese of Merida have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may appear to have some physical damage; therefore some data may have been lost or may be very difficult to read; however, in general they are in good condition to extract genealogical information.

Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive; however, the older records were, and currently are, sent annually to the archdiocesan archive to be preserved and centralized in one place. Most of the earlier population was Roman Catholics; therefore parish records cover 95 to 100% of a city’s population. This collection only includes the parish records that were centralized at the archive of the Archdiocese of Merida (Arquidiócesis de Mérida). 

The Family History Library collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the Archdiocese of Mérida, covers the years from 1654 to 1992. 

Venezuelan Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, and also death, burial, and other ordinances.

Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Merida, Venezuela.

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.

Parishes in Merida, Venezuela. Venezuela, Merida parish registers. Archivo Arquidiocesano de Merida, Venezuela.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Important genealogical information found in Catholic baptismal records include:

Venezuela Merida Catholic Church Baptism.jpg
  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of person baptized
  • Gender and date of birth
  • If legitimate or illegitimate
  • Parents’ names, residence, and/or place of birth
  • Names of godparents


Important genealogical information found in the Catholic Church marriage records include:

Venezuela Merida Catholic Church Marriage.jpg
  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Sometimes the civil status (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
  • Place of birth and residence of the bride and groom
  • Parents’ names
  • Name of witnesses


Important genealogical information found in the Catholic Church death records include

Venezuela Merida Catholic Church Burial.jpg
  • Place and date where the person died
  • Name of the deceased
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Place of burial
  • Parents’ names

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 "Estado" category
⇒Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category
⇒Select the "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.

The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Venezuela. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of the civil registration in 1873.

Known Issues with This Collecton

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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.

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Contributions to This Article

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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

"Venezuela, Mérida, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2011," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 19 April 2012), Trujillo > Santa Ana > Santa Ana > Matrimonios > Image 7 of 11; Benigio Salas and Juana Maria Pacheco, married June 16, 1920; citing Parishes in Merida, Venezuela. Venezuela, Merida parish registers. Archivo Arquidiocesano de Merida, Venezuela.