Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1519-1984
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Guanajuato, México
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage information, and deaths for the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The collection includes years 1519 to 1984.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:

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The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

Confirmation Records

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Name and birth date of person being confirmed
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of godparents
  • Names of the witnesses

Death Records

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Origin and marital status of deceased
  • Parents' name
  • Burial information


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For additional details about these records and help using them see Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

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  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census. The census can help you find if your ancestors were married civilly or by the Catholic Church or both. Then you can proceed looking in those records for more information
  • 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
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Collection Citation
"México, Guanajuato, registros parroquiales, 1519-1984." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 17 February 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Guanajuato (Catholic Church parishes, Guanajuato).
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