Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977 .
This article describes a collection of records at
San Luis Potosí, Mexico
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Location of San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1586-1977
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales del Estado de San Luis Potosí, México
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San Luis Potosí Diocese Archives

What is in the Collection?

This collection of parish records for San Luis Potosi includes the years 1586 to 1977. These records are written in Spanish.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Baptism or confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and parish of baptism or confirmation
  • Child's name, age and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Groom's civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Any previous marriages
  • Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of witnesses
  • Sometimes, the race if recorded

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date of death or burial
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Legitimacy
  • Sometimes, parents names or name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, the race of deceased

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.

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. Zacatecas is to the west, Nuevo León to the north, Tamaulipas to the northeast, Veracruz to the east, Hidalgo to the southeast, and Guanajuato to 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, San Luis Potosi, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing San Luis Potosí Diocese Archives.

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, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977.