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This wiki article describes a collection that is scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1554576 |title=Mexico, Durango Catholic Church Records|location=Mexican|scheduled=}}
  
== Foreign Language Title<br> ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Durango, México.  
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'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Durango, México.'''
  
== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of parish records from Durango includes records for the years 1627-1978.  
 
This collection of parish records from Durango includes records for the years 1627-1978.  
  
== Collection History<br>  ==
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For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article [[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
Catholic priests established parishes on the heels of the conquest starting in 1521. In 1527 the Roman Catholic Church established dioceses in Tlaxcala and Mexico City. Parishes were local congregations that may have included smaller villages within their boundaries. A large city may contain several parishes. The parishes had jurisdiction over both vice parishes (vice parroquias) and chapelries (feligresias). Multiple parishes (parroquias) were under the jurisdiction of a diocese. The highest level of government in the Catholic Church is the archdiocese (arquidiócesis), which is made up of several dioceses. In 1995 the Catholic Church in Mexico had 14 archdioceses; 58 dioceses; 5,345 parishes; and 1,611 chapelries (sub-parishes). In most cases, Mexican Catholic parish registers are the only record to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1859. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonios y defunciones) which by law includes 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. This collection covers the Catholic parishes in the state of Durango in which the majority of the population was Roman Catholic. Only in the late 19th century did other religious groups organize congregations in the area.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created<br>  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
Authorized Catholic priests created separate parish registers to record the church sacraments of baptism (bautismo), confirmation (confirmación), marriage (casamiento/matrimonio), and burial (defunción/entierro) at the parish level.  
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Iglesia Católica. Mexico, Durango Catholic church records. Archivo Diocesano de Durango, Mexico.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
=== Collection Reliability<br>  ===
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[[Mexico, Durango State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
Catholic Church parish registers are a reliable source of information for family history research, and the primary source for baptisms, marriage, and death records in Mexico prior to 1859. Catholic Church parish records can be used to complement information found in civil registers after 1859.
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== Record Content  ==
  
== Collection Description<br>  ==
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records are:'''
 
 
Separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage banns, marriages, and burials or deaths, however, in smaller areas all records may be recorded on one register. The entries were normally made in chronological order. Most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) were included in the marriage entry in smaller parishes, however, in larger parishes this records may be registered separately. In larger parishes a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages.
 
 
 
=== Collection Content<br> ===
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records are:'''
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[[Image:Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Baptism.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Baptism.jpg]]
  
Date of baptism<br>• Event place (most always the parish saint name)<br>• Gender<br>• Name of the person being baptized<br>• Age of the person being baptized or birth date<br>• Legitimacy<br>• Parents names<br>• Marital status of parents<br>• Sometimes the place of origin and/or residence of the parents<br>• Social class of the parents in baptismal entries prior to 1820<br>• In some registers the race is included<br>• Grandparents and godparents  
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*Date of baptism  
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*Event place (most always the parish saint name)  
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*Gender  
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*Name of the person being baptized  
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*Age of the person being baptized or birth date  
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*Legitimacy  
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*Parents' names  
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*Marital status of parents  
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*Sometimes the place of origin and/or residence of the parents  
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*Social class of the parents in baptismal entries prior to 1820  
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*In some registers the race  
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*Grandparents and godparents
  
<br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''<br>• Date of marriage<br>• Event place (most always the parish saint name)<br>• Name of groom and bride<br>• Age and civil status of groom and bride<br>• Parents names<br>• Place of origin and residence of the marriage partners, sometimes even that of the parents<br>• In some registers the race is included
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
  
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[[Image:Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Marriage.jpg]]
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial/death records are:<br>'''• Date of death and/or burial<br>• Event place (most always the parish saint name)<br>• Name of the deceased person<br>• Parents or /and spouse, if the person was married<br>• Age of the deceased person<br>• Place of origin and/or residence of the deceased<br>• Legitimacy<br>• In some registers the race is included<br>
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*Date of marriage
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*Event place (almost always the parish saint name)  
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*Name of groom and bride
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*Age and civil status of groom and bride
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*Parents names
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*Place of origin and residence of the marriage partners, sometimes even that of the parents
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*In some registers the race
  
== How to Use the Collection<br>  ==
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial/death records are:'''
  
In most cases, Mexican Catholic parish registers are the only record to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1859. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonios y defunciones) which by law includes 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.  
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[[Image:Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Burial.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Burial.jpg]]
  
== Related Websites<br>  ==
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*Date of death and/or burial
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*Event place (most always the parish saint name)
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*Name of the deceased person
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*Parents and/or spouse, if the person was married
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*Age of the deceased person
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*Place of origin and/or residence of the deceased
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*Legitimacy
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*In some registers the race
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
==== How To Cite Your Sources<br> ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Parroquia" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.<br>  
  
Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_(Source_Footnotes)# Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)]<br>
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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.  
  
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In most cases, Mexican Catholic parish registers are the only record to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1859. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonios y defunciones) which by law includes 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. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
== Bibliographic Information<br> ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
Digital images of original records housed at the archive in each parish mentioned in the collection.  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mexico/durango/%7CDurango Genealogy Forum]
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_Records# Mexico Church Records]  
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*[[Mexico Church Records]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.
  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Cite_FamilySearch_Collections How to Cite FamilySearch Collections].
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
====== CID1554576 Please do not erase or change this identification number.<br>  ======
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{{Incomplete Citations}}
  
''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Collection_ID# What's This?]''
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en el Estado de Durango, México.

Record Description

This collection of parish records from Durango includes records for the years 1627-1978.

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

Citation for This Collection

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

Iglesia Católica. Mexico, Durango Catholic church records. Archivo Diocesano de Durango, Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records are:

Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Baptism.jpg
  • Date of baptism
  • Event place (most always the parish saint name)
  • Gender
  • Name of the person being baptized
  • Age of the person being baptized or birth date
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Marital status of parents
  • Sometimes the place of origin and/or residence of the parents
  • Social class of the parents in baptismal entries prior to 1820
  • In some registers the race
  • Grandparents and godparents

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:

Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Marriage.jpg
  • Date of marriage
  • Event place (almost always the parish saint name)
  • Name of groom and bride
  • Age and civil status of groom and bride
  • Parents names
  • Place of origin and residence of the marriage partners, sometimes even that of the parents
  • In some registers the race

The key genealogical facts found in most burial/death records are:

Mexico Durango Catholic Church Records Burial.jpg
  • Date of death and/or burial
  • Event place (most always the parish saint name)
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Parents and/or spouse, if the person was married
  • Age of the deceased person
  • Place of origin and/or residence of the deceased
  • Legitimacy
  • In some registers the race

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Ciudad o pueblo" category
⇒ Select the "Parroquia" 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.

In most cases, Mexican Catholic parish registers are the only record to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1859. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics (nacimientos, matrimonios y defunciones) which by law includes 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. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.