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Question #1: The Film Number 220678 associated with Batch I06400-9 contains Baptisms 1892-1895. What is the correct film number for the indexed marriage records for Batch I06400-9?
Answer #1: The correct film number for marriages in Batch I06400-9 is 220717, Matrimonios 1911-1920 for parish registers for San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico. If you perform a search by Batch Number: I06400-9 and filter by Collections: Births, Marriages & Deaths (4,579 records), you will find that the batch’s indexed records are subdivided into two (2) collections: Mexico, Baptisms, 1560-1950 (3,317 records) and Mexico, Marriages, 1570-1950 (1,262 records). Although the batch contains both marriage and baptism records, only one film number (220678) was used in the indexed records.
Question #2: The Film Number 504955 associated with Batch M60092-4 contains Swedish church records of Karlstads city church. What is the correct film number for the indexed marriage records for Batch M60092-4?
Answer #2: The correct film number for marriages in Batch M60092-4 is 604955, Matrimonios 1862-1884 for parish registers for San Isidro Labrador, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico. Only the indexed records with a System Origin: Mexico-VR also contain the incorrect film number. The indexed records with a System Origin: Mexico-ODM are correctly indexed with the Source Film Number: 604955.
Question #3: I do not believe that Batch M60241-1 has the correct film number listed. What is the correct film number for Batch M60241-1?
Answer #3: The correct source film number for Batch M60241-1 is Film 1101897: Bautismos 1673-1769 (Faltan años e incluye algunos matrimonios, 1675-1710). The film contains some marriage records which start on image 134 and end at image 202. You can find the images online by browsing through the following collection and browse point: Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Coahuila > Saltillo > San Esteban Protomártir > Bautismos, 1673-1710 > Image 127 to 196.
Question #4: This collection does not contain images. Are the images available anywhere online?
Answer #4: Many of the records with their corresponding images are available in the smaller browse-only Mexican collections which are listed by state, such as Mexico, San Luis Potosi Catholic Church Records 1586-1970 or Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Civil Registration, 1859-2000. The indexed information found on the records in this collection (Mexico Marriages, 1570-1950) such as baptismal/christening date, place and names of parents can be useful in searching the browse-only collections which are searchable by place, event and date. You can also use the Film Number and search the Catalog to find records that are available online.
NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Document 114052, How to use Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.
Question #5: I am having trouble searching for marriage records even when I know my ancestor’s name. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer #5: When searching for individuals in this collection, try entering the entire name in the First Names field, or try different combinations of the name in both the First Names and Last Names fields. For example, if you cannot find Jose Domingo using both fields, try entering the entire name in the First Names field only. It is possible that in the earlier centuries (before 1800), people were not identified by surnames as we currently use them. It could also have occurred during indexing of a particular batch.
Question #6: I am having trouble browsing for the images of marriage records between the years 1892-1894 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico for Batch I08898-3. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer #6: We have determined that a transcription error affecting about 100 records occurred when the indexer entered the marriage dates for 27 Nov 1902 to 19 Jul 1904, as 27 Nov 1892 to 19 Jul 1894. The reference (or page) number range would be 88-139, and the images with the correct marriage dates (27 Nov 1902-19 Jul 1904) can be found in the browse point Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Hidalgo > Tulancingo > Sagrario (Tulancingo, Hidalgo) > Matrimonios 1893-1906 > Image 520 through 571 of 627.
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