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

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Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978 .
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Veracruz, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1590-1978
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Veracruz, México
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Catholic Church parishes, Veracruz


What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1590 to 1978. These records are written in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978.

Collection Contents

Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following:

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

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's date and place of birth
  • Groom's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
  • Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
  • Bride's date and place of birth
  • Bride's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
  • Names of bride's parents, their age, occupation and residence
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Witnesses' civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
  • Length of time witnesses have known couple.

Death or burial records may contain the following:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Cause of death
  • Origin and residence of deceased
  • Spouse's name, 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" 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:

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Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Veracruz is a long, thin state. Tamaulipas is on the north, Tabasco to the east, Chiapas with a small southeast border, Oaxaca along the southeast, then Puebla, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosí moving north along the western border.

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Veracruz (Catholic Church parishes, Veracruz).


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, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978.


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, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978.