Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1539-1939
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|Flag of the United Mexican States|
|Location of Jalisco, Mexico|
|Record Type:||Miscellaneous Marriage|
|Title in the Language:||México, Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, Dispensas Matrimoniales.|
|Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, Jalisco|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can This Collection Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes marriage dispensation records housed at the Archives of the Archdioceses of Guadalajara in Mexico from 1539 to 1939.
A marriage dispensation was permission from a priest to overlook or forgo following some specific Catholic law pertaining to marriage. A more detailed explanation of dispensations is included in an article online at The Brick Walls website.
Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
To Browse This Collection
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What Can This Collection Tell Me?
Marriage dispensation records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Groom's name and origin
- Names of groom's parents
- Bride's name and origin
- Names of bride's parents
How Do I Search This Collection?
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
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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?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- For Mexico put: *Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census
- 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
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names
- 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
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1539-1939." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara, Jalisco.
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