Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Jalisco, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Miscellaneous Marriage
Collection years: 1539-1939
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: México, Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, dispensas matrimoniales.
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Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, Jalisco


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes marriage dispensation records housed at the Archives of the Archdioceses of Guadalajara in Mexico from 1539 to 1939. These records are written in Spanish.

A marriage dispensation was permission from a priest to overlook or forgo following some specific Catholic law pertaining to marriage. A more detailed explanation of dispensations is included in an article online at The Brick Walls website.

Collection Contents

Marriage dispensation records may contain the following information:
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name and origin
  • Names of bride's parents

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1539-1939." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, Jalisco.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1539-1939.