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{{Mexico HR Infobox | CID = CID1909191 | title= Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988| location= Oaxaca (Mexico)| LOC_01 = Oaxaca| LOC_02 = | alt_flag = Flag_of_Oaxaca.png| alt_flag_desc = Flag of Oaxaca| loc_map =MX Locator Map Mexico Oaxaca.png | record_type = Church | start_year = 1559| end_year = 1988| language = Spanish | title_language = Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Oaxaca, México| FS_URL_01 = [[Mexico Record Finder|Record Finder]]| FS_URL_02 = [[Mexico Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]| FS_URL_03 = [[Mexico Genealogy]] | FS_URL_04 = [[Oaxaca, Mexico Genealogy]]| FS_URL_05 = [[Mexico Church Records]] | FS_URL_06 = [[Oaxaca Maps]]| FS_URL_07 = [[Oaxaca History]] | FS_URL_08 = [[Mexico Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article]]| FS_URL_09 = | FS_URL_10 = | RW_URL_01 = | RW_URL_02 = | RW_URL_03 = | RW_URL_04 = | RW_URL_05 = | custodian = Catholic Church Parishes, Oaxaca}}<br>
== Title What is in the Language of the Records This Collection? ==
'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de This collection of Catholic Church records, such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials from the State of Oaxaca, México''' includes the years 1559 to 1988.
Often in Catholic Church records, separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In larger parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry or the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained. These records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and, therefore, hard to read or missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers; some are even written in ledger style registers. == Collection Time Period = For Help Reading These Records ===
This collection of Catholic Church These recordsare written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides: *[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]] *[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial] *FamilySearch Learning Center videos: **[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, such as baptisms, marriages, deathsLesson 1] **[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, and burials from the State of Oaxaca includes the years 1703-1964. Lesson 2]
== Record Description ==If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records: *[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
Separate books were kept for baptism, confirmation, marriage banns, marriage, and burial or death records. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. The entries were normally made in chronological order. In smaller parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) were included in the marriage entry. In larger parishes, these records may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained. The records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged, and therefore hard to read or missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers, and some are even written in ledger style registers. ===To Browse This Collection===
After the conquest of {{Collection Browse Link| CID = CID1909191 | title= Mexico by the Spaniards, Oaxaca, Catholic priests began going from one place to another baptizing most of the population. By order of the Queen of Spain, priests began keeping a record of all the sacramental ordinances performed. The registers hold records of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials and other ecclesiastical documents. Most often, the different types of ordinances are recorded separate volumes. Each record is written in narrative style, and in more recent years, they are handwritten in formatted records. The registers were created and kept by the priest. Later, as the church grew in numbers, the registers were kept at the parishChurch Records, and a copy was sent to the diocesan archive for preservation.&nbsp; 1559-1988}}
Catholic priests established parishes starting in 1521. In 1527== What Can These Records Tell Me? =={| border="1"|-| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240,240)" | '''Baptismal and confirmation records''' | align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriage records''' | align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Death records''' |-| Date and place of baptism or confirmation| Date and place of the Roman Catholic Church established dioceses in Tlaxcala marriage|Name and age of deceased|-| Child’s name and gender| Names of bride and Mexico City. It was only in the late 19th century that other religious groups began establishing congregations in Mexico.&nbsp; groom |Date and place of death |-|Child’s date and place of birth | Groom’s age, and civil status | Birth date, place and marital status of deceased|-| Names of parents | Name of groom’s father and statement of consent| Cause of death|-| Names of paternal grandparents| Father’s age, origin, and residence| Spouse’s name, if married|-| Names of maternal grandparents|Bride’s age and civil status| Parents’ names|-|Godparents| Name of bride’s father and statement of consent||-||Father’s age, origin, and residence||-||Witnesses’ names||}
Parishes were local congregations that may have included smaller villages within their boundaries== Collection Content ==For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Mexico Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]. A large city may contain several parishes=== Sample Images ===<gallery>Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, baptism. The parishes had jurisdiction over both vice parishes (vice parroquias) and chapelries (feligresias)jpg|1865 Baptism RecordImage:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation RecordImage:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage. Multiple parishes (parroquias) were under the jurisdiction of a diocesejpg|1948 Marriage RecordImage:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage info, consent. The highest level of local government in the Catholic Church is the archdiocese (arquidiócesis)jpg|1967 Marriage InformationImage:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, which is made up of several diocesesdeath.&nbsp; jpg|1960 Death Record</gallery>
In 1995, == How Do I Search This Collection? ==You can search the Catholic Church in Mexico had 14 archdioceses; 58 dioceses; 5,345 parishes; and 1,611 chapelries (sub-parishes)index or view the images or both. Together they hold a great number of records.&nbsp; For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in Before using this collection, select the [httpsit is helpful to know://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1909191/waypoints Browse]. *Your ancestor's given name and surname*Identifying information such as residence*Estimated marriage or birth year*Family relationships
=== Citation for This Collection Search the Index ==={{Search Collection Link| CID=CID1909191 }}
The following citation refers to === View the original source of Images ===View images in this collection by visiting the data and images published on FamilySearch[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org Historical Records/recapi/sord/collection/1909191/waypoints Browse Page]. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, <br># Select '''City or Town'''# Select '''Parish'''# Select '''Record Type and archive for Years''' to view the original recordsimages. <br>
{{Collection citationTip | text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Archbishoprics and Dioceses More images are available in Oaxacathe FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch. org/search/catalog/1909191 Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic church Church Records, 1559-1988]. Some catalog recordslink to multiple references. Catholic parishes throughout OaxacaIn this case, Mexicoclick on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.<!--bibdescend--> }}
Digital === How Do I Analyze the Results? === Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images . Keep track of original records housed at various Catholic Church&nbsp;archive repositories throughout the State of Oaxaca, Mexicoyour research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
Information about creating source citations ==What Do I Do Next?===== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===*Add any new information to your records*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 [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307314?collectionNameFilter=true 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 FamilySearch Historical Collections every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is listed unusual *Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the wiki article same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]]for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
<br> ===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===*[[Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records]] are also a good substitute when church records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable*A useful Coverage Table for Mexico Baptisms is available in the wiki article [[Mexico Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical 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 [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations] *Also, consider looking at collections for surrounding localities. [[Guerrero]] is to the west, [[Puebla]] to the northwest, [[Veracruz]] to the north, and [[Chiapas]] to the east*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections]. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records
=== Record Content Research Helps ===The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]].* [[Mexico Record Finder|Record Finder]]* [[Mexico Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:''' <!--== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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*Date of baptism *Place For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the event and usually attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Oaxaca-Catholic-Church-Records-1559-1988-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the parish saint name *Name of full path to the person being baptized *Names link and a description of the parents problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.*Age of the person being baptized or the person’s birth date *Gender *Legitimacy *Before 1820, social class of the parents *Sometimes the person’s race-->
'''The key genealogical facts == Citing This Collection ==Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found in most marriage . Identifying your sources helps others find the records are:''' you used.
[[Image:Mexico Aguascalientes Roman Catholic Parish Registers Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]] {{Collection_Published}}{{Record_Citation}}{{Image_Citation}}
*Date of marriage *Place of == How Can I Contribute to the event and usually the parish saint name FamilySearch Wiki? ==*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{{Contributor invite}}
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial or death records are:'''  [[Image:Mexico Baja California Catholic Church Records Death.jpg|thumb{{H-langs|right]]  *Date of death or burial *Place of burial or death *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 en== How to Use the Records == In most casesMexico, Mexican Catholic parish registers are the only records before 1859 that identify individuals, parents, and spouses. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimoniesOaxaca, y defunciones) that by law include people of all religions. The information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Be sure to search both the parish and civil records after 1860.  === Why&nbsp;the Record Was Created === Authorized Catholic priests created separate parish registers to record the church sacraments of baptism (bautismo), confirmation (confirmación), marriage (casamiento o matrimonio), and burial (defunción o entierro) at the parish level.  === Record Reliability === Catholic Church parish registers are a reliable source of information for family history research, and the primary source for baptism, marriage, and death records in Mexico prior to 1859. Catholic Church parish records after 1859 can be used to complement information found in civil registers.  == Related Websites == This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  == Related Wiki Articles == *[[Mexico Church Records]] *[[Oaxaca|Oaxaca]] == Contributions to This Article == {{Contributor invite}}  == Citing - FamilySearch Historical Collections == When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch CollectionsRecords|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  ===== Citation Examples for Record Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections ====ptThe following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.  {{Incomplete Citations}}  *“Delaware Marriage RecordsMéxico,” index and imagesOaxaca, FamilySearch Registros da Igreja Católica (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. *“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, Registros Históricos do FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador. When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection described, please change the heading to "Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection".  [[Category:Mexico|Catholic]]}}
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