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===Deaths and Burials===
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=== Deaths and Burials ===
  
Burials were recorded in the church record of the parish where the person died. Death registers give the following information:
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Burials were recorded in the church record of the parish where the person died. Death registers give the following information:  
  
* Deceased person’s name, date and place of burial or death.
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*Deceased person’s name, date and place of burial or death.  
* Often the person’s age, place of residence, and marital status.
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*Often the person’s age, place of residence, and marital status.  
* Cause of death and survivors of the deceased.
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*Cause of death and survivors of the deceased.  
* At times the priest noted if the person died testate, meaning he or she recorded a will.
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*At times the priest noted if the person died testate, meaning he or she recorded a will.  
* Occasionally the deceased person’s date and place of birth and parents’ names are given if the deceased was a minor. But early death registers failed to record much of this information and are not as complete as later death records.
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*Occasionally the deceased person’s date and place of birth and parents’ names are given if the deceased was a minor. But early death registers failed to record much of this information and are not as complete as later death records.  
* In most death records the women are recorded by their maiden name. In some records, if the woman had a surviving spouse, the spouse was named; if the deceased person was a widow, the deceased spouse may have been named.
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*In most death records the women are recorded by their maiden name. In some records, if the woman had a surviving spouse, the spouse was named; if the deceased person was a widow, the deceased spouse may have been named.
  
=== Tips ===
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[[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb|right]] Click on the image to see a sample burial record along with its transcription.
  
If you cannot find a burial record from the late 1800s through 1930, check the civil registration death records.
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=== Tips  ===
  
Additional Information
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If you cannot find a burial record from the late 1800s through 1930, check the civil registration death records.
  
* '''[http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Spanish_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm Spanish Extraction Guide]''' - very helpful in reading death/burial parish records.
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Additional Information
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*'''[http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Spanish_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm Spanish Extraction Guide]''' - very helpful in reading death/burial parish records.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:53, 11 April 2013

Deaths and Burials

Burials were recorded in the church record of the parish where the person died. Death registers give the following information:

  • Deceased person’s name, date and place of burial or death.
  • Often the person’s age, place of residence, and marital status.
  • Cause of death and survivors of the deceased.
  • At times the priest noted if the person died testate, meaning he or she recorded a will.
  • Occasionally the deceased person’s date and place of birth and parents’ names are given if the deceased was a minor. But early death registers failed to record much of this information and are not as complete as later death records.
  • In most death records the women are recorded by their maiden name. In some records, if the woman had a surviving spouse, the spouse was named; if the deceased person was a widow, the deceased spouse may have been named.
Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg
Click on the image to see a sample burial record along with its transcription.

Tips

If you cannot find a burial record from the late 1800s through 1930, check the civil registration death records.

Additional Information