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

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Colima, México

What is in the Collection?

This collection of the Catholic Church records from parishes in the state of Colima, Mexico covers the years of 1707-1969. These records are written in Spanish.

In 1797, the parishes of the then province of Colima, were part of the Bishopric of Guadalajara. In December of 1881, the Diocese of Colima was established, with 13 parishes, namely Almoloyán, Colima, Cuautitlán, Ejutla, Jilotlán, Pihuamo, Purificación, Tecalitlán, Tecomán, Tomatlán, Tonila, Tuxcacuesco, and Zapotitlán, covering a total of about 141,742 inhabitants.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969.

Collection Contents

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Date of baptism
  • Name of baptized
  • Names of parents
  • Parish of parents

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Names of persons married
  • Parishes of persons married
  • Ages of persons married
  • Parents of persons married

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Spouse of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Date deceased
  • Cause of death

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.

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.

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, Colima items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Colima 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. Jalisco is on the north and east, and Michoacán is on the southeast.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Colima Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Colima (Catholic Church parishes, Colima).


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, Colima Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969.

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, Colima Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969.