Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Nuevo León, México

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church records from the Diocese of Nuevo Leon includes the years 1667 to 1976. The text of the records is in Spanish.

Nuevo Leon is known for having a large population of Lebanese descendants.

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

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981.

Record Content

Baptism or confirmation records may include the following:

  • Place and date of the baptism or confirmation
  • Given name
  • Gender, place, and date of birth or age at baptism
  • If legitimate or illegitimate
  • Parents' names, sometimes their residence and/or places of birth
  • Names of maternal and paternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Place and date of the marriage
  • Name of the groom
  • Age, place of birth, and/or residence of groom
  • Names of the groom’s parents
  • Name of the bride
  • Age, place of birth, and/or residence of bride
  • Names of the bride’s parents
  • Sometimes the parents' places of origin and/or civil status
  • Names of witnesses

Death or burial records may include the following

  • 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, may give name of the spouse
  • Whether principal left progeny

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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

Known Issues with This Collection

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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.

Collection citation:

"Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León.

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, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981.