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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nuevo León, Mexico Genealogy|Nuevo León]]''
  
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| title= Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981
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| record_type = Church
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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Nuevo León, México
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Nuevo León, México'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of Catholic Church records from the Diocese of Nuevo Leon includes the years 1667 to 1981.  
 
 
This collection of Catholic Church records from the Diocese of Nuevo Leon covers from 1667 to 1976.
 
 
 
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)]].  
 
For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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=== Reading These Records ===
 
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These records are written in Spanish. Here is a link to a [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Genealogical Word List]] which may be helpful. Also, see the section [[Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Archdiocese of Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Registros parroquiales, 1667-1976. Local parish archives throughout the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[Mexico, Nuevo Leon 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.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
<gallery>
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{{Collection Browse Link
Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
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|CID=CID1473204
Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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| title= Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981
Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr marriage2.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
 
Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr death.jpg|Death
 
</gallery>
 
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records include:'''  
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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'''Baptism or confirmation records''' may include the following:
  
*Place and date of the baptism  
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*Place and date of the baptism or confirmation
 
*Given name  
 
*Given name  
 
*Gender, place, and date of birth or age at baptism  
 
*Gender, place, and date of birth or age at baptism  
 
*If legitimate or illegitimate  
 
*If legitimate or illegitimate  
 
*Parents' names, sometimes their residence and/or places of birth  
 
*Parents' names, sometimes their residence and/or places of birth  
*Names of maternal grandparents
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*Names of maternal and paternal grandparents  
*Names of paternal grandparents  
 
 
*Names of godparents
 
*Names of godparents
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records include:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following:
  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
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*Names of the groom’s parents  
 
*Names of the groom’s parents  
 
*Name of the bride  
 
*Name of the bride  
*Age, place of birth, and/or residence&nbsp;of bride  
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*Age, place of birth, and/or residence of bride  
 
*Names of the bride’s parents  
 
*Names of the bride’s parents  
 
*Sometimes the parents' places of origin and/or civil status  
 
*Sometimes the parents' places of origin and/or civil status  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:<br>'''  
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'''Death or burial records''' may include the following
  
 
*Place and date of the burial  
 
*Place and date of the burial  
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*If married, may give name of the spouse  
 
*If married, may give name of the spouse  
 
*Whether principal left progeny
 
*Whether principal left progeny
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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<gallery>
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Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
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Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr marriage2.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
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Image:Mexico nuevo leon ccr death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:'''
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
  
*Date and place of confirmation
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
*Name of person being confirmed
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*Identifying information such as residence
*Parents’ or godparents’ names
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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*Family relationships
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473204 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
  
Search the Collection<br>
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=== View the Images ===
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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View images in this collection by visiting the  
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1473204/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category<br>
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# Select '''City or Town'''
Select the "Parroquia" category<br>
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# Select '''Parish'''
Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images<br>
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view 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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
== Related Websites ==
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/hispanic/mexico.html Library of Congress Catalog Record]
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For help reading these Spanish 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]
  
*[[Mexico Church Records]]
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*[[Mexico Church History]]
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.<br><br>
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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{{Tip|Often additional information can be found in the margins of original records.  For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
  
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1473204 | Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church records = México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*Aguascalientes
 
*Asientos
 
*Nuestra Señora de Belén
 
  
You can find Bautismos, 1846-1848, Bautismos, 1855-1858, but 1848-1855 are missing
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?===
*Nuevo León
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*If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
*Salinas Victoria
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
*Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
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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.
*Bautismos 1790-1830 (Images 1 through 375 end 4 May 1818)
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*There may be more than one person with the same name.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
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*Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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*Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Coahuila]] is to the west, [[Tamaulipas]] to the east, and [[San Luis Potosí]] to the southwest. Nuevo León shares about a 10 mile border with [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] on the north and about a 7 mile border with [[Zacatecas]] on the southwest.
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br><br>
  
You can view the record images from 1790 through 4 May 1818 online but not the records from 4 May 1818 through 1830 because they are not digitized yet. They can be viewed on FHL INTL Film 605403.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
*Mexico, Catholic Church Records
 
*Chihuahua
 
*Juárez
 
*Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
 
*Bautismos 1830-1834
 
 
 
This collection has two volumes. You can begin in 1830 and search until 1834 when the second volume appears at image 184 and contains additional records beginning in May of 1830.
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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-Nuevo-Le%C3%B3n-Catholic-Church-Records-1667-1981-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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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 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. <br><br>
  
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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}  
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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“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|Nuevo Leon]]
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1667-1981
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Nuevo León, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Catholic Church Parishes, Nuevo León


What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church records from the Diocese of Nuevo Leon includes the years 1667 to 1981.

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

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish. Here is a link to a Spanish Genealogical Word List which may be helpful. Also, see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

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

What Can these Records Tell Me?

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

Collection Contents

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select City or Town
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

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

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

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

  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
  • 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.
  • There may be more than one person with the same name.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Coahuila is to the west, Tamaulipas to the east, and San Luis Potosí to the southwest. Nuevo León shares about a 10 mile border with Texas on the north and about a 7 mile border with Zacatecas on the southwest.
  • 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, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).


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


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.

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