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

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Zacatecas, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1605-1980
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Zacatecas, México
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What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Zacatecas includes the years 1605 to 1980. The text of the records is in Spanish.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of baptism or confirmation
  • Name and gender of child
  • Names of the parents
  • Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date
  • Legitimacy
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes the person’s race

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the betrothed
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
  • Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
  • Legitimacy of the betrothed
  • Sometimes the race of the betrothed

Death or burial records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Name of the deceased
  • Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married
  • Age of the deceased person at time of death
  • Place of residence or origin of the deceased person
  • Sometimes the race of the deceased

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search 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. Durango is to the west, Coahuila to the north, San Luis Potosí to the east, and Jalisco and Aguascalientes on the south. Zacatecas also shares about a six mile border with Nayarit to the southwest, and about a seven mile border with Nuevo León to the northeast.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Zacatecas.


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, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980.

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, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980.