Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970 .
This article describes a collection of records at
Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1514-1970
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Distrito Federal de México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Distrito Federal

What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church parish records covers the years 1514 to 1970. These records are written in Spanish.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age and gender of child
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names and their origin or residence
  • Godparents' names
  • Witness’s name

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Child's name
  • Names of parents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married

Census records usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Estado de México is on the west, north, and east, and Morelos is on the south.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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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.

Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970." Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Distrito Federal (Catholic Church parishes, Distrito Federal).

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, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970.

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, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970.