Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records, 1620-1962 .
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|Flag of the United Mexican States|
|Location of Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Title in the Language:||Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del estado de Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Catholic Church Parishes, Aguascalientes|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection includes parish records (such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records) from the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico includes years from about 1620 to 1962.
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).
Reading These Records
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records, 1620-1962.|
What Can these Records Tell Me?
The following information are often found in these records:
|Baptismal and Confirmation records||Marriage records||Death records and burial records|
|Date of baptism or confirmation||Date of the marriage||Date of death or burial|
|Place of the event and usually the parish saint name||Place of the event and usually the parish saint name||Place of burial or death|
|Name of the person being baptized||Names of the betrothed||Name of the deceased person|
|Names of the parents||Names of the parents||Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse (if deceased was married)|
|Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date||Names of witnesses||Age of the deceased person at the time of death|
|Gender||Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed||Place of residence or origin of the deceased person|
|Legitimacy||Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents||Sometimes the race of the deceased|
|Before 1820, social class of the parents||Legitimacy of the betrothed|
|Sometimes the person’s race||Sometimes the race of the betrothed|
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
- Family relationships
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Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
- Click Search to show possible matches.
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|Often additional information can be found in the margins of original records. For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.|
For Help Reading these Records
For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
- Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
- There may be more than one person with the same name.
- Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
- A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
- Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Consider looking at collections for surrounding localities. Zacatecas is on the northern, eastern, and western border and Jalisco is on the southern border.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017.Parroquias Católicas, Aguascalientes (Catholic Church parishes, Aguascalientes).
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