Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971 .
- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Known Issues with This Collection
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Contributions to This Article
- 9 Citations for This Collection
Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico.
This collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the State of Hidalgo covers the years from 1546 to 1971. The text of the records is in Spanish.
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse. You may also see the Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Coverage Table. for a list of parishes and dates contained in 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).
Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following information:
- Place and date of the baptism or confirmation
- Given name
- Gender, place and date of birth or age at baptism or confirmation
- If legitimate or illegitimate
- Parents names, sometimes their residence and/or place of birth
- Names of maternal grandparents
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of godparents
Marriage records may contain the following information:
- Place and date of the marriage
- Name of the groom
- Age of groom, his place of birth and/or residence
- Name of the groom’s parents
- Name of the bride
- Age of bride, her place of birth and/or residence
- Names of the bride’s parents
- Sometimes, the parent’s place of origin and/or civil status
- Names of witnesses
Death records may contain the following information:
- Place and date of the burial
- Burial place
- Name of the principal
- Place and date of birth or age at time of death
- Cause of death
- Residence of the deceased
- Place of death
- Civil status of the principal, if married the name of the spouse may be given
- Any surviving children
How to Use the Record
Search the Collection
To search the collection by index:
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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Town" category
⇒ Select the "Parish" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category 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.
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 and 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.
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, Hidalgo items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Hidalgo 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.|
Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Querétaro is to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Veracruz to the northeast, Puebla to the east, Tlaxcala to the southeast, and Estado de México to the south and southwest.
Known Issues with This Collection
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.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 Wiki Articles
- Mexico Church Records
- Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Contributions to This Article
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Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971." Index and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Hidalgo.
Record citation (or citation for the index entry):