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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chiapas, Mexico Genealogy|Chiapas]]''
 
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Chiapas, México'''.  
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Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Chiapas, México.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection of parish records (such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records) from several states in Mexico includes years from about 1558-1978.  
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This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage information, and deaths for the state of Chiapas in Mexico, with some records from parishes in Huehuetenango in Guatemala. The collection includes years 1557 to 1978. These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]].  
  
 
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1616412/waypoints Browse].  
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1616412/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Collection Contents ==
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic Church. Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church records. Archivo Histórico Diocesano de San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }}
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Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church parish archives throughout the state of Chiapas.
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[[Mexico, Chiapas State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:Mexico chiapas ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
Image:Mexico chiapas ccr marriage.jpg
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Image:Mexico, chiapas, ccr, confirmations.jpg|Confirmation
Image:Mexico chiapas ccr death.jpg
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Image:Mexico chiapas ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico, chiapas, ccr, marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
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Image:Mexico chiapas ccr death.jpg|Death
 
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</gallery>  
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:'''  
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'''Baptismal records''' generally contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
*Name of child
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*Name of child  
*Child's birth date and place
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*Child's birth date and place  
*Gender
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*Gender  
*Legitimacy
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*Legitimacy  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Before 1820, social class of the parents  
 
*Before 1820, social class of the parents  
 
*Sometimes the child's race
 
*Sometimes the child's race
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' generally contain the following information:
  
*Name of the diocese
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*Name of the diocese  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
*Groom's name and age
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*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's marital status and residence  
 
*Groom's marital status and residence  
*Names of groom's parents and their residence
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*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's name and age  
*Bride's marital status and residence
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*Bride's marital status and residence  
*Names of bride's parents and their residence
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*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
*Names of the witnesses and their residence
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*Names of the witnesses and their residence  
 
*Sometimes the legitimacy and race of the bride and groom
 
*Sometimes the legitimacy and race of the bride and groom
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:'''  
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'''Burial or death''' records generally contain the following information:
  
*Name and age of deceased
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*Name and age of deceased  
*Date of death or burial
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*Date of death or burial  
 
*Place of death or burial  
 
*Place of death or burial  
*Sometimes name of spouse, if married
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*Sometimes name of spouse, if married  
 
*Sometimes names of parents  
 
*Sometimes names of parents  
*Origin or residence of deceased
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*Origin or residence of deceased  
 
*Sometimes race of the deceased
 
*Sometimes race of the deceased
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the Nombre del estado<br>⇒ Select the Nombre de ciudad/pueblo<br>⇒ Select the Nombre de parroquia<br>⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años which takes you to the images.  
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'''To browse the collection by image''':<br>⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the City or Town <br>⇒ Select the "Parish"<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.  
  
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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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.  
  
== Related Websites ==
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/birthindexes-lat.html Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978]
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
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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]
  
*[[Chiapas|Chiapas]]
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=== Other Searches ===
*[[Mexico Church Records|Mexico Church Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Surrounding Localities ===
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Oaxaca]] is on the western boarder, [[Veracruz]] shares a small part of the western border, [[Tabasco]] is on the north and northeastern, and [[Guatemala Genealogy|Guatemala]] is on the eastern.
  
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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
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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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Chiapas-Catholic-Church-Records-1557-1978-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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-Chiapas-Catholic-Church-Records-1557-1978-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.
  
“Mexico, Chiapas State, Catholic Church Records, 1558 - 1978,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 May 2012), Chiapas &gt; Las Rosas &gt; Las Rosas &gt; Bautismos 1965 - 1970 &gt; Image 200 of 369, Obidio Garcia, baptized 29 April 1967; citing Diocese of Chiapas, now Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Registros Parroquiales, FHL 2,020 microfilm reels, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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== Related Websites  ==
  
[[Category:Mexico|Catholic]]
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*[[Chiapas Maps]]
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*[[Chiapas History]]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]  
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*[[Chiapas]]
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]
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== How You Can Contribute ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
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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.
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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Chiapas, México.

What is in the Collection?

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage information, and deaths for the state of Chiapas in Mexico, with some records from parishes in Huehuetenango in Guatemala. The collection includes years 1557 to 1978. These records are written in Spanish.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Collection Contents

Baptismal records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date and place
  • Gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of parents
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes the child's race

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of the diocese
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's marital status and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their residence
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's marital status and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their residence
  • Names of the witnesses and their residence
  • Sometimes the legitimacy and race of the bride and groom

Burial or death records generally contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date of death or burial
  • Place of death or burial
  • Sometimes name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes names of parents
  • Origin or residence of deceased
  • Sometimes race of the deceased

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the City or Town
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "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 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:

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, Chiapas items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Chiapas 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.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Oaxaca is on the western boarder, Veracruz shares a small part of the western border, Tabasco is on the north and northeastern, and Guatemala is on the eastern.

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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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.


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, Chiapas, Catholic Church 7Records, 1557-1978." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Histórico Diocesano de San Cristobóbal de la Casas.

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, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1978.