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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1506640 |title=Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur Catholic Church Records|location=Mexican|
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| title= Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984
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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Baja California y en el Estado de Baja California Sur, México.
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Baja California y en el Estado de Baja California Sur, México.'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection covers church records from parishes in Baja California and Baja California Sur for the years 1750 to 1984.
  
[[Image:Ensenada Grande.jpg|thumb|right]] [[Image:Baja California.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Genealogical Word List]]; see the section [[Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.
  
This collection covers church records from parishes in Baja California and Baja California Sur for the years 1750 to 1983. Separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. Similarly, marriage information documents may have been included with marriages. In larger parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry. In smaller parishes, the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained.  
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Separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry. In smaller parishes, the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained.  
  
 
These records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and, therefore, hard to read or 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.  
 
These records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and, therefore, hard to read or 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.  
 
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===To Browse This Collection===
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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{{Collection Browse Link
 
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|CID=CID1506640
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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|title=Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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==What Can This Collection Tell Me?==
 
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Most '''baptismal records''' contain:
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur Catholic Church Records,Vicariato Apostólico de la Paz and Diócesis de Tijuana.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
 
 
Digital copies of originals are also housed in various local repository archives throughout Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico.
 
 
 
[[Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur States 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  ==
 
 
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''  
 
 
 
 
*Date of baptism  
 
*Date of baptism  
 
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name  
 
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name  
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*Sometimes the person’s race
 
*Sometimes the person’s race
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:''' [[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Most '''marriage records''' contain:  
 
 
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name  
 
*Place of the event and usually the parish saint name  
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*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
 
*Sometimes the race of the betrothed
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:''' [[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Most '''burial or death records''' contain:
 
 
 
*Date of death or burial  
 
*Date of death or burial  
 
*Place of burial or death  
 
*Place of burial or death  
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*Sometimes the race of the deceased
 
*Sometimes the race of the deceased
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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==Collection Content==
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=== Coverage Table ===
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As of 5 June 2015 this collection contained the following records.
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| Baptism
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| Baja California
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| La Paz
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| Nuestra Señora de la Paz
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| 1762
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| 1899
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|style="text-align:right;"| 14,565
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| Baptism
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| Baja California
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| San Antonio
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| San Antonio de Padua
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| 1809
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| 1894
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|style="text-align:right;"| 8,698
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| Baptism
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| Baja California
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| Todos Santos
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| Nuestra Señora del Pilar
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| 1835
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| 1836
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|style="text-align:right;"| 46
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| Marriage
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| Baja California
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| La Paz
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| Nuestra Señora de la Paz
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| 1882
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| 1924
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|style="text-align:right;"| 6
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| Marriage
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| Baja California
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| San Antonio
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| San Antonio de Padua
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| 1809
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| 1825
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|style="text-align:right;"| 2
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===Sample Images===
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Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Marriage.jpg| Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg| Death Record
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1506640 Collection Page]:'''<br>
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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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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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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/1506640/waypoints Browse Page] '''<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Town " <br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" <br> ⇒ Select the "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 the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br> ⇒ Select the "_____________" category<br> ⇒ Select the "_____________" category which takes you to the images<br>
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{{Tip|Don’t overlook important information often found in the margins of original records.  For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
  
Look at the images one by one 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.
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=== For Help Reading these Records ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
*[http://portal.sre.gob.mx/chicago/pdf/ofRegCivilMex.pdf Mexico Civil Registration PDF document]  
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
*[http://www.rcivil.df.gob.mx/ Dirección General del Registro Civil del Distrito Federal]
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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]
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?===
  
*[[Mexico]]  
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*Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Baja California shares a small part of its northeastern border with [[Sonora]] and its northern border with [[California Genealogy|California]]. Baja California Sur is surrounded by water excepting the northern border it shares with Baja California.
*[[Mexico, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
*[[Mexico Church Records]]
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.
*[[Mexico Church History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Baja-California-and-Baja-California-Sur-Catholic-Church-Records-1750-1984-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
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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== 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.
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text="Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984." Database with images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Baja California y Baja California Sur (Catholic Church parishes, Baja California and Baja California Sur).}}<br>
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Mexico|Baja]]
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1750-1984
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Baja California y en el Estado de Baja California Sur, México.
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Catholic Church Parishes, Baja California and Baja California Sur


What is in the Collection?

This collection covers church records from parishes in Baja California and Baja California Sur for the years 1750 to 1984.

These records are written in Spanish Genealogical Word List; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

Separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry. In smaller parishes, the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained.

These records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and, therefore, hard to read or 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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

Most baptismal records contain:

  • Date of baptism
  • Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
  • Name of the person being baptized
  • Names of the parents
  • Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date
  • Gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes the person’s race

Most marriage records contain:

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of the event and usually the parish saint name
  • 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

Most burial or death records contain:

  • Date of death or burial
  • Place of burial or death
  • Name of the deceased person
  • 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

Collection Content

Coverage Table

As of 5 June 2015 this collection contained the following records.

Event State City Parish Start Year End Year Records
Baptism Baja California La Paz Nuestra Señora de la Paz 1762 1899 14,565
Baptism Baja California San Antonio San Antonio de Padua 1809 1894 8,698
Baptism Baja California Todos Santos Nuestra Señora del Pilar 1835 1836 46
Marriage Baja California La Paz Nuestra Señora de la Paz 1882 1924 6
Marriage Baja California San Antonio San Antonio de Padua 1809 1825 2

Sample Images

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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒ Select the "City or Town "
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

For Help Reading these Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Baja California shares a small part of its northeastern border with Sonora and its northern border with California. Baja California Sur is surrounded by water excepting the northern border it shares with Baja California.
  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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:

"Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Baja California y Baja California Sur (Catholic Church parishes, Baja California and Baja California Sur).


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, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984.


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, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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