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

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Mexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994
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Tlaxcala, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1576-1994
Languages: Spanish
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Catholic Church Parishes, Tlaxcala

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Tlaxcalca.

What is in This Collection?

This collection of parish records (such as baptism, marriage, death, and burial records) from the State of Tlaxcala includes years from about 1576 to 1994.

Reading These Records

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

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism or confirmation records

  • Date and place of baptism or confirmation
  • Name and gender of child
  • Names of the parents
  • Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date
  • Legitimacy
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes the person’s race

Marriage records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the betrothed
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Ages and marital statuses of the betrothed
  • Places of origin and residence of the betrothed and sometimes that of the parents
  • Legitimacy of the betrothed
  • Sometimes the race of the betrothed

Death or burial records

  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Sometimes the names of the parents or the spouse, if the deceased was married
  • Age of the deceased person at time of death
  • Place of residence or origin of the deceased person
  • Sometimes the race of the deceased

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

Search the collection by image 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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  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Consult the Mexico Record Finder to find other records.
  • 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. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring province. Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Estado de México is to the west, Hidalgo to the north, and Puebla to the northeast and south

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Collection Citation

"México, Tlaxcala, registros parroquiales, 1576-1994." Database and images. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Tlaxcala (Catholic Church parishes, Tlaxcala).

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