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[[Honduras Genealogy|Honduras]]
 
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Honduras.  
 
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Honduras.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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== 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.  
 
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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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
  
 
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Image:Honduras Catholic Church Records (09-0121) Baptism DGS 4594521 20.jpg|Baptism Record  
 
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 records''' may contain the following information:
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*Baptismal date and place (parish)  
 
*Baptismal date and place (parish)  
 
*Name and gender of child  
 
*Name and gender of child  
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Image:Marriage from Honduras DGS 4709617 650.jpg|Marriage Record   
 
Image:Marriage from Honduras DGS 4709617 650.jpg|Marriage Record   
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</gallery> '''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
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*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  
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<gallery>
 
Image:Death from Honduras DGS 4709604 133.jpg|Death Record   
 
Image:Death from Honduras DGS 4709604 133.jpg|Death Record   
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</gallery> '''Death records''' generally contain the following information:  
'''Death records''' generally contain the following information:
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*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Date and place of the death  
 
*Date and place of the death  
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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? ==
===Search the Collection===
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'''To search by index:'''<br>
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'''To search this collection by name:'''<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.  
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:'''<br>
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'''To search by image:'''<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>  
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>
 
  
 
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.  
 
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:'''<br>
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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.
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.
 
  
===Using the Information===
 
 
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.  
  
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  
===Unable to Find Your Ancestors?===
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ==
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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.
  
=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:  
  
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]  
*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:  
**[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-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]  
**[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-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]  
 
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
 
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[[Honduras Maps]]
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*[[Honduras Maps]]  
 
*[[Honduras History]]
 
*[[Honduras History]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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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.
  
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1823595/waypoints Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978]
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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Honduras.

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?

To search this collection by name:
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:
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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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.