Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Distrito Federal de México

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church parish records covers the years 1536 to 1933.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Mexico. Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church records. Archivo Diocesano de Mexico, Mexico.

Digital copies of original records are also housed at various local Catholic Church parish archives throughout the Distrito Federal, Mexico. Such as:

  • Iglesia Católica. Nuestra Señora de Lourdes (Centro, Distrito Federal). Registros parroquiales, 1897-1933.
  • Iglesia Católica. San Pedro Apóstol (Cuajimalpa, Distrito Federal). Registros parroquiales, 1886-1923.
  • Iglesia Católica. San Diego (Tacubaya, Distrito Federal). Registros parroquiales, 1908-1919.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age and gender of child
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names and their origin or residence
  • Godparents' names
  • Witness’s name

Key genealogical facts found in confirmations include only:

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Child's name
  • Names of parents
  • Names of godparents

Key genealogical facts found in most marriage records:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Key genealogical facts found in most marriage records:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married

How to Use the Records

To search the records using the index: 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.

To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Nombre de Parroquia y Colonia" category
⇒Select the "Tipo de Registro y Años" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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