User:RTilley/Sandbox/Venezuela, Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 What do I do Next?
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Citing This Collection
- 9 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]
Venezuela, Arquidiocesis de Barquisimeto, Registros Parroquiales
Record Description[edit | edit source]
This collection will include baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial records from 1930-2014 for the Catholic Church parishes in the Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Other records, such as pre-marriage applications and licenses and images of indexes may also be included.
The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for translation helps. For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Venezuela Church Records.
Additional images will be published as they become available.
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
Record Content[edit | edit source]
The information found in each record varies by year.
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‘’’Baptismal records’’’ may contain the following information:
- Name, age, and gender
- Birth date and place
- Date and place of baptism
- Names of parents
- Names of witnesses
‘’’Confirmation records’’’ may contain the following information:
- Name, age, and gender
- Date and place of confirmation
- Names of parents
- Names of godparents
‘’’Marriage records’’’ generally contain the following:
- Names and ages of groom and bride
- Date and place of marriage
- Birthplaces of groom and bride
- Names of groom’s parents
- Names of bride’s parents
- Whether each was baptized
- Place of baptism
- Who performed the marriage
- Names of witnesses
‘’’Burial records’’’ usually contain:
- Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
- Date and place of death
- Date of birth
- Marital status/name of spouse
- Names of parents
- Cause of death
How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]
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, age, and an estimated event year. Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record. See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record. If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.
Search the Collection[edit | edit source]
To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'Estado' ('State') category
⇒ Select the 'Ciudad o pueblo' ('City or Town') category
⇒ Select the 'Parroquia' ('Parish') category
⇒ Select the 'Tipo de registro y años' ('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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:
Using the Information[edit | edit source]
To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:
- Encontré este registro ¿y ahora qué? - Spanish
- Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados - Spanish
- Tesoros ocultos en los registros originales - Spanish
- ¿Y ahora qué? Cómo hacer la investigación genealógica – Spanish
Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]
When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant. 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 marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record. Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.
Unable to Find your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]
A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring state or region, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records. Venezuela Emigration and Immigration
Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. Venezuela Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|FHL Place Venezuela items or FHL Keyword Venezuela items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Venezuela Archives and Libraries.|
|FHL Place Venezuela, Lara items or FHL Keyword Venezuela, Lara items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Venezuela Archives and Libraries.|
|FHL Place Venezuela, Lara, Barquisimeto items or FHL Keyword Venezuela, Lara, Barquisimeto items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Venezuela Archives and Libraries.|
What do I do Next?[edit | edit source]
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Venezuela.
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
- [ http://www.arquidiocesisdebarquisimeto.org.ve/ Arquidiocesano de Barquisimeto]
- Hispanic Genealogy Blog is written in English.
- Blog de Genealogía Hispaña Blog is written in Spanish.
- Genealogía Española-España GenWeb Website is in Spanish.
Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- Venezuela Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Venezuela Church Records
- Venezuela Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Venezuela Genealogy
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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.
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
|We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
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