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|
What is in This Collection?
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1590 to 1978. These records are written in Spanish.
To Browse This Collection
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Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following:
- Date and place of baptism or confirmation
- Child's name and gender
- Child's date and place of birth
- Parents' names
- Godparents' names
- Before 1820, social class of the parents
Marriage records may contain the following:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Groom's date and place of birth
- Groom's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
- Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
- Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
- Bride's date and place of birth
- Bride's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
- Names of bride's parents, their age, occupation and residence
- Names of the witnesses
- Witnesses' civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
- Length of time witnesses have known couple.
Death or burial records may contain the following:
- Name and age of deceased
- Date and place of death or burial
- Cause of death
- Origin and residence of deceased
- Spouse's name, if married
- Sometimes, burial information
How Do I Search This Collection?
Search by name by visiting the Collection Page: Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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⇒ Select the "Province"
⇒ Select the "Parish" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to 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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For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
Unable to find your ancestor? 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.
Citing This Collection
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- Collection Citation
"Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Veracruz (Catholic Church parishes, Veracruz).
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