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

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Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967 .
This article describes a collection of records at
Nayarit, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1596-1967
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Nayarit, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Nayarit

What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Nayarit includes the years 1596 to 1967. These records are written in Spanish.

Collection Contents

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Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism or confirmation
  • Child's name and gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of paternal and maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, legitimacy and birth date
  • Groom's baptismal date
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name, legitimacy and birth date
  • Bride's baptismal date
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Sometimes, the race of the betrothed

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name, age and residence of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names or name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, burial information

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"
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.

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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. Sinaloa is to the northwest, Durango to the north, and Jalisco to the east and south.

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967." Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Nayarit (Catholic Church parishes, Nayarit).

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, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967.

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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, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967.