Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Record
México, Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, dispensas matrimoniales.
This collection includes marriage dispensation records housed at the Archives of the Archdioceses of Guadalajara in Mexico from 1605 to 1910. The records are in Spanish.
A marriage dispensation was permission from a priest to overlook or forgo following some specific Catholic law pertaining to marriage. A more detailed explanation of dispensations is included in an article online at The Brick Walls website.
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Marriage dispensation records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Groom's name and origin
- Names of groom's parents
- Bride's name and origin
- Names of bride's parents
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For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
|FHL Place Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.|
- Explanation of Roman Catholic marriage dispensations
- GCatholic.org entry on Archdiocese of Guadalajara
- Historia de la Arquidiócesis, sitio de web de arzobispado de Guadalajara (use Chrome to translate the page into English)
- Guadalajara Marriage Dispensations
- Map of Guadalajara in 2009
- Map of Guadalajara in 1972
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Citations for This Collection
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- "Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1605-1910." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, Jalisco.