Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978
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|Location of Veracruz, Mexico|
|Title in the Language:||Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Veracruz, México|
|Catholic Church Parishes, Veracruz|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records 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 of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1590 to 1978.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
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- 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.
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- 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. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions. Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Veracruz is a long, thin state. Tamaulipas is on the north, Tabasco to the east, Chiapas with a small southeast border, Oaxaca along the southeast, then Puebla, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosí moving north along the western border
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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
"México, Veracruz, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1590-1978." Database and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Veracruz (Catholic Church parishes, Veracruz).
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