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

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Yucatán, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1543-1977
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: México, Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del estado de Yucatan
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What is in This Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Yucatan covers the years 1543-1977. These records are written in Spanish.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Yucatán, Catholic Church Records, 1543-1977.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Baptism or confirmation records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of the baptism or confirmation
  • Child's given name and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Child's birth date and place
  • Parents names
  • Paternal and maternal grandparents' names
  • Godparents' names

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Name and age of groom
  • Groom's legitimacy, baptismal date and confirmation date
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's occupation, civil status and origin and residence
  • Groom’s parents' names, their occupation and origin
  • Name and age of bride
  • Bride's legitimacy, baptismal date and confirmation date
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Bride's origin and residence
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Godparents
  • Witnesses names, their age, occupation, civil status, and residence
  • Length of time witnesses have known bride and groom

Death or burial records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Origin and residence of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names and their origin
  • If their were children of deceased

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 them 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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒ Select the "City or Town" category
⇒ 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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Campeche is to the southwest, and Quintana Roo is along the southeast.


Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Mexico, Yucatán, Catholic Church Records, 1543-1977." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Yucatan (Catholic Church parishes, Yucatan).

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