Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981 .
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Nuevo León, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1667-1981
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Nuevo León, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Nuevo León

What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church records from the Diocese of Nuevo Leon includes the years 1667 to 1981. These records are written in Spanish.

Nuevo Leon is known for having a large population of Lebanese descendants.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Baptism or confirmation records may include the following:

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

Marriage records may include the following:

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

Death or burial records may include the following

  • 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, may give name of the spouse
  • Whether 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:

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Coahuila is to the west, Tamaulipas to the east, and San Luis Potosí to the southwest. Nuevo León shares about a 10 mile border with Texas on the north and about a 7 mile border with Zacatecas on the southwest.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981." Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981.

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, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981.