Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Foreign Language Title

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Chihuahua, México.

What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church parish records in Chihuahua, Mexico, covers the years from 1632 to 1958. These records are written in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958.

Collection Contents

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Place and date of the baptism
  • Given name
  • Gender, place and date of birth or age at baptism
  • If legitimate or illegitimate
  • Parents names, sometimes their residence and/or place of birth
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents

Confirmation records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Name of person being confirmed
  • Parents’ or godparents’ names

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Place and date of the marriage
  • Name of the groom
  • Age of groom, his place of birth and/or residence
  • Name of the groom’s parents
  • Name of the bride
  • Age of bride, her place of birth and/or residence
  • Names of the bride’s parents
  • Sometimes, the parent’s place of origin and/or civil status
  • Names of witnesses

Death or burial records may contain the following information:

  • Place and date of the burial
  • Burial place
  • Name of the principal
  • Place and date of birth or age at time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Residence of the deceased
  • Place of death
  • Civil status of the principal, if married the name of the spouse may be given
  • If principal left progeny

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Town" category
⇒ Select the "Parish" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, Chihuahua items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Chihuahua items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Sinaloa is on the southwestern border, Sonora on the western, New Mexico on the north, Texas on the northeastern, Coahuila on the eastern, and Durango on the south.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Chihuahua (Catholic Church parishes, Chihuahua).

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958.

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, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958.