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

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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links >
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links >  
⇒ Select the ''Browse'' link in the initial collection page  
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⇒ Select the ''Browse'' link in the initial collection page <br>
⇒ Select the ''Estado'' category  
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⇒ Select the ''Estado'' category <br>
⇒ Select the ''Ciudad o pueblo''  
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⇒ Select the ''Ciudad o pueblo'' <br>
⇒ Select the ''Parroquia''  
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⇒ Select the ''Parroquia'' <br>
 
⇒ Select the ''Tipo de registro y años'' which takes you to the images.  
 
⇒ 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. The residence and name information gathered from the church records may be used to locate the family in civil registration records.  
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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. The residence and name information gathered from the church records may be used to locate the family in civil registration records.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==

Revision as of 17:16, 13 December 2012

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Venezuela, Arquidiócesis de Valencia, Registros de la Iglesia Católica

Record Description

This collection will include records for the dates 1930-2012. Records of baptisms, marriages, burials, and confirmations from the parishes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Valencia in Venezuela can be found in this collection.

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. 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.

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.

Archdiocese of Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela, Church records. Catholic Archdiocese of Valencia, Venezuela.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Important genealogical information found in Catholic baptismal records include:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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 Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links > ⇒ Select the Browse link in the initial collection page
⇒ Select the Estado category
⇒ Select the Ciudad o pueblo
⇒ Select the 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. The residence and name information gathered from the church records may be used to locate the family in civil registration records.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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 a Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.