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'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Querétaro, México'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection of parish records for the State of Querétaro includes the years 1590 to 1970.
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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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The 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.
  
== Record Description  ==
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=== Reading These Records ===
  
This Collection will include records from 1590 to 1970.  
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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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===To Browse this Collection===
  
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/1881200/waypoints Browse].
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{{Collection Browse Link
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information is usually found in these records:
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{| border="1"
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Baptismal and confirmation records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriage records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Death records'''
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| Date and place of baptism or confirmation
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| Date and place of the marriage
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|Name and age of deceased
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| Child’s name and gender
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| Groom’s name and age
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|Date and place of death
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|Legitimacy
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| Groom’s birth date, place of birth, and baptismal and confirmation
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| Cause of death
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| Child’s date and place of birth
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| Groom's legitimacy, civil status, occupation, and residence
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| Name of person making declaration
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| Names of parents
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| Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
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| Declarant’s relationship to deceased
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| Names of godparents and their parents
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|Bride’s name and age
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| Sometimes, the names of parents
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|-
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|Before 1820, social class of parents
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|Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
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|Sometimes, the name of spouse, if deceased was married
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|Bride's legitimacy, origin and residence
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|Sometimes, burial information
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|Names of bride’s parents, their origin and residence
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|Names of the witnesses
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|Witnesses’ birth date and place, legitimacy, occupation, religion, parents’ names, residence, and the time they have known the bride and groom
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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. <br> {{Collection citation
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== Collection Contents ==
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Querétaro. Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic church records. Local parish archives throughout the State of Querétaro, Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }} <br> Digital images of original records housed at various local Catholic Church parish archives throughout the State of Queretaro, Mexico. <br> [[Mexico, Querétaro 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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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Mexico queretaro ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico queretaro ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Mexico queretaro ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Mexico queretaro ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
 
Image:Mexico queretaro ccr groom's declaration.jpg|Marriage Information - Groom's Declaration
 
Image:Mexico queretaro ccr groom's declaration.jpg|Marriage Information - Groom's Declaration
 
Image:Mexico queretaro ccr marriage info witness.jpg|Marriage Information - Witness
 
Image:Mexico queretaro ccr marriage info witness.jpg|Marriage Information - Witness
Image:Mexico queretaro ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico queretaro ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record  
Image:Mexico queretaro ccr death.jpg|Death
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Image:Mexico queretaro ccr death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these baptism 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 baptism
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
*Child's name and gender
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*Identifying information such as residence
*Legitimacy
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
*Child's date and place of birth
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*Family relationships
*Parents' names
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=== Search the Index ===
*Names of godparents and their parents
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1881200 Collection Page]. <br>
*Before 1820, social class of parents
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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.
'''Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:'''
 
 
 
*Date and place of marriage
 
*Groom's name and age
 
*Groom's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
 
*Groom's legitimacy, civil status, occupation, and residence
 
*Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
 
*Bride's name and age
 
*Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
 
*Bride's legitimacy, origin and residence
 
*Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence
 
*Names of the witnesses
 
*Witnesses' birth date and place, legitimacy, occupation, religion, parents' names, residence, and time they have known the bride and groom
 
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:'''
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Name and age of deceased
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=== View the Images ===
*Date and place of death
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View images in this collection by visiting the
*Cause of death
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1881200/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
*Name of person making declaration
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# Select '''City or Town'''
*Declarant's relationship to deceased
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# Select '''Parish'''
*Sometimes, the names of parents
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images. <br>
*Sometimes, the name of spouse, if deceased was married
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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.}}
*Sometimes, burial information
 
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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=== For Help Reading these Records  ===
  
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 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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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:  
  
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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*[[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]
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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>
  
For example:  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/documentos-esenciales-para-buscar-a-sus-antepasados/587 Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico_National_Census,_1930_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) 1930 Mexico National Census records]
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico,_Quer%C3%A9taro,_Civil_Registration_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Querétaro Civil 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.
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
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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.  
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; 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.
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married 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.  
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*If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
Keep in mind:
 
 
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collecton  ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Querétaro State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki 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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.nuestrosranchos.com/en/node/19689 Queretaro State Genealogy]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Mexico Church Records]]
 
*[[Querétaro]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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=== I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Guanajuato]] is to the west, [[San Luis Potosí]] to the north, [[Hidalgo]] to the east, [[Estado de México]] to the southeast, and [[Michoacán]] to the southwest.
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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.
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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.
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*There may be more than one person with the same name.
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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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*A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br><br>
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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 ==
  
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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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> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Queretaro (Catholic Church parishes, Queretaro).}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
"Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N8DN-VMD&nbsp;: accessed 09 Aug 2012), Miguel Onate in entry for Severo Elpidio Onate, 1874&nbsp;; citing Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Querétaro. Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic church records. Local parish archives throughout the State of Querétaro, Mexico.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1590-1970
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Querétaro, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Queretaro


What is in the Collection?

This collection of parish records for the State of Querétaro includes the years 1590 to 1970. For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records). The 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.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; 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, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information is usually found in these records:

Baptismal and confirmation records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of baptism or confirmation Date and place of the marriage Name and age of deceased
Child’s name and gender Groom’s name and age Date and place of death
Legitimacy Groom’s birth date, place of birth, and baptismal and confirmation Cause of death
Child’s date and place of birth Groom's legitimacy, civil status, occupation, and residence Name of person making declaration
Names of parents Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence Declarant’s relationship to deceased
Names of godparents and their parents Bride’s name and age Sometimes, the names of parents
Before 1820, social class of parents Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation Sometimes, the name of spouse, if deceased was married
Bride's legitimacy, origin and residence Sometimes, burial information
Names of bride’s parents, their origin and residence
Names of the witnesses
Witnesses’ birth date and place, legitimacy, occupation, religion, parents’ names, residence, and the time they have known the bride and groom

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.

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

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 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?

To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in the 1930 Mexico National Census records
  • Querétaro Civil 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.
  • 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.
  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Guanajuato is to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Hidalgo to the east, Estado de México to the southeast, and Michoacán to the southwest.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.

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, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Queretaro (Catholic Church parishes, Queretaro).


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, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970.


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, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970.