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{{Honduras HR Infobox
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|title=Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978
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| title = Honduras, Catholic Church Records
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| location = Honduras
 
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1633
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| end_year = 1978
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Honduras
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Honduras Genealogy|Honduras]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Honduras Maps]]
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| RW_URL_02 = [[Honduras History]]
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| custodian = Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
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Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Honduras.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
 
This collection will include records from 1633 to 1978. A list of the cities and parishes contained in this collection is found in the [[Parishes in Honduras]] coverage table.  
 
This collection will include records from 1633 to 1978. A list of the cities and parishes contained in this collection is found in the [[Parishes in Honduras]] coverage table.  
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In 1563, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_trent Council of Trent] formalized record-keeping practices that were already being followed in much of the Catholic world. Separate record books were to be maintained for baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths or burials, and the format was standardized. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. Following this format, the Catholic Church was the primary record keeper for Honduras until the civil registration started in 1859. After 1859, these records can be used to complement civil registration. A large percentage, if not all, of the population is listed in these records. The entries were normally made in chronological order.  
 
In 1563, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_trent Council of Trent] formalized record-keeping practices that were already being followed in much of the Catholic world. Separate record books were to be maintained for baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths or burials, and the format was standardized. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. Following this format, the Catholic Church was the primary record keeper for Honduras until the civil registration started in 1859. After 1859, these records can be used to complement civil registration. A large percentage, if not all, of the population is listed in these records. The entries were normally made in chronological order.  
  
These records are in Spanish. For help with reading the records, see the [[Spanish Genealogical Word List]] article.  
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These records are in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]].
  
 
The records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and therefore hard to read or may be missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers; some are even written in ledger-style registers.  
 
The records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and therefore hard to read or may be missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers; some are even written in ledger-style registers.  
  
For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1823595/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978."  Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}  
 
 
 
Copies of original records are housed in various diocesan archives throughout Honduras.
 
 
 
*Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa
 
*Diocese of San Pedro Sula
 
*Diocese of Santa Rosa Copan
 
*Diocese of Juticalpa
 
*Diocese of Comayagua
 
*Diocese of Choluteca
 
 
 
We welcome your assistance in adding source citations for individual archives when collection data was collected from various sources or archives.
 
 
 
[[Honduras Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
'''These baptismal records may contain the following information:'''
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== Collection Contents ==
  
[[Image:Honduras Catholic Church Records (09-0121) Baptism DGS 4594521 20.jpg|thumb|right|Honduras Catholic Church Records (09-0121) Baptism DGS 4594521 20.jpg]]
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Image:Honduras Catholic Church Records (09-0121) Baptism DGS 4594521 20.jpg|Baptism Record
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</gallery> '''Baptismal records''' may contain the following information:
  
 
*Baptismal date and place (parish)  
 
*Baptismal date and place (parish)  
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*Godparents' names
 
*Godparents' names
  
<br> '''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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Image:Marriage from Honduras DGS 4709617 650.jpg|Marriage Record 
[[Image:Marriage from Honduras DGS 4709617 650.jpg|thumb|right|Marriage from Honduras DGS 4709617 650.jpg]]
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</gallery> '''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Name of Groom  
 
*Name of Groom  
 
*Name of Bride  
 
*Name of Bride  
*Name of the Groom's
 
 
*Groom's parents' names  
 
*Groom's parents' names  
 
*Bride's parents' names  
 
*Bride's parents' names  
 
*Godparents' names
 
*Godparents' names
  
<br> '''Theses death records generally contain the following information:'''
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Image:Death from Honduras DGS 4709604 133.jpg|Death Record 
[[Image:Death from Honduras DGS 4709604 133.jpg|thumb|right|Death from Honduras DGS 4709604 133.jpg]]
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</gallery> '''Death records''' generally contain the following information:
  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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*Date and place of burial
 
*Date and place of burial
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in indexes; this will help access a specific record quickly. Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations. If the information was scanned, there may be optical character recognition errors.  
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''''''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823595 Collection Page]:''' <br> 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.  
  
'''For a collection that is searchable by name:'''  
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1823595/waypoints Browse Page] ''' <br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select "Department" <br>⇒Select "City or Town" <br>⇒Select "Parish" <br>⇒Select "Record Type and Years," which takes you to the images.<br>
  
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.  
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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'''When searching:'''<br> As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
 
 
*The county where the birth, marriage, or death occurred
 
*The name of the person at the time of the event
 
*The approximate event date
 
*The event place
 
  
 
In most cases, Catholic parish registers are the only records before 1859 that identify individuals, parents, and spouses. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonios, y defunciones) that by law included people of all religions. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860.  
 
In most cases, Catholic parish registers are the only records before 1859 that identify individuals, parents, and spouses. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonios, y defunciones) that by law included people of all religions. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860.  
 
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
  
 
Looking in the same collection, you may be able to identify other members of the family:  
 
Looking in the same collection, you may be able to identify other members of the family:  
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  
Keep in mind:
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ==
 
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There may be some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
'''To search using the browse:'''
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Nombre del departamento" <br>⇒Select the "Nombre de ciudad/pueblo" <br>⇒Select the "Nombre de la parroquia" <br>⇒Select the "Tipo de registro y años," which takes you to the images.<br>
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
  
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/mormon_church_records.htm Ancestor Hunt]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
*[[Honduras]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978."  Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org Website]: accessed 2016. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Honduras.}}<br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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"Honduras, Church Records." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 24 March 2011). entry for Lucila Hernandez, baptized 18 April 1897; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1,162,358; Arquidiocesis de Tegucigalpa, Parroquia San Miguel, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1633-1978
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Honduras
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1633 to 1978. A list of the cities and parishes contained in this collection is found in the Parishes in Honduras coverage table.

In 1563, the Council of Trent formalized record-keeping practices that were already being followed in much of the Catholic world. Separate record books were to be maintained for baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths or burials, and the format was standardized. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. Following this format, the Catholic Church was the primary record keeper for Honduras until the civil registration started in 1859. After 1859, these records can be used to complement civil registration. A large percentage, if not all, of the population is listed in these records. The entries were normally made in chronological order.

These records are in Spanish.

The records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and therefore hard to read or may be missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers; some are even written in ledger-style registers.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978.

Collection Contents

Baptismal records may contain the following information:
  • Baptismal date and place (parish)
  • Name and gender of child
  • Date and place of child's birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names
Marriage records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of Groom
  • Name of Bride
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Godparents' names
Death records generally contain the following information:
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date and place of the death
  • Name of deceased's father
  • Name of deceased's mother
  • Name of deceased's spouse
  • Date and place of burial

How Do I Search the Collection?

'Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Department"
⇒Select "City or Town"
⇒Select "Parish"
⇒Select "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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

In most cases, Catholic parish registers are the only records before 1859 that identify individuals, parents, and spouses. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonios, y defunciones) that by law included people of all religions. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860.

Looking in the same collection, you may be able to identify other members of the family:

  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • If you want to find more information about the family, the pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records.

For example:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple’s birth records and parents’ names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use occupations to look for other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents’ birthplaces to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to the family’s religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

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How You Can Contribute

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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:

"Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978." Database with Images. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2016. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Honduras.

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 Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978.

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 Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978.