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

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Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970 .
This article describes a collection of records at
México, Mexico
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Location of México, Mexico
Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1567-1970
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de México, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Estado de Mexico

What is in the Collection?

This collection contains baptism, marriage, marriage info, and death records from the state of Mexico includes the years 1567-1970. These records are written in Spanish.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of the parents
  • Godparents
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes, the person’s race

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Child's name, age and origin
  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Godparents' names

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Marriage date and place
  • Groom and Bride's names, marital status, occupation, age, origin and residence
  • Groom and Bride's birth and baptism date and place
  • Parents' names
  • Legitimacy
  • Witnesses' names, origin, residence, age, marital status, occupation and length of association with the couple.

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of the deceased
  • Name of spouse and children
  • Cause and date of death
  • Burial location

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:

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Michoacán is to the west, Querétaro to the northwest, Hidalgo to the north and east, Tlaxcala to the east, Distrito Federal in the center southeast, Morelos to the southeast, and Guerrero to the south.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970." Database with images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Estado de Mexico (Catholic Church parishes, Estado de Mexico).

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, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970.

Image Citation:<br

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, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970.