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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Guanajuato, Mexico Genealogy|Guanajuato]]''
  
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| title_language = Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Guanajuato, México
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Guanajuato, México, 1576-1984'''
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This collection from several parishes in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico, covers the years 1519 to 1984. These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]].
  
== Record Description  ==
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
This collection from several parishes of the State of Guanajuato, Mexico covers the years 1576 to 1984.
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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)]].
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== Collection Contents ==
 
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1860831/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. <br> {{Collection citation | text=<!--bibdescbegin--> Archbishoprics and Dioceses throughout Guanajuato. Guanajuato civil registration. Various local parish archives throughout the Guanajuato State, Mexico. <!--bibdescend-->}} <br>
 
 
 
Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church parish archives throughout the State of Guanajuato. <br>
 
 
 
<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1984." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Diocesano de Leon.}}
 
 
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Mexico guanajuato ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
 
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'''These baptism records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Godparents' names
 
*Godparents' names
  
'''These confirmation records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Confirmation records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of confirmation  
 
*Date and place of confirmation  
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*Godparents' names
 
*Godparents' names
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of the witnesses
 
*Names of the witnesses
  
'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
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*Burial information
 
*Burial information
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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 Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo<br>⇒ Select the Nombre de Parroquia <br>⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años which takes you to the images.  
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'''To browse the collection by image:'''<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "City or Town" <br>⇒ Select the "Parish" <br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.  
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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.  
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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*The name of the parents or spouse
 
*The name of the parents or spouse
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1860831 Mexico, Guanajuato Catholic Church records, 1519-1984]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
  
'''For example:'''
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For example:  
  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
'''Keep in mind:'''
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Keep in mind:  
  
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
  
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== For Help Reading These Records ==
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Guanajuato State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. 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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== Surrounding Localities ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Jalisco]] is to the west, [[San Luis Potosí]] to the north, [[Querétaro]] to the east, and [[Michoacán]] to the south. ([[Zacatecas]] and Guanajuato share a northern border for a little over one mile.)
  
*[http://genealogy.about.com/od/mexico/a/records_2.htm Mexico, Guanajuato State Catholic Church Records]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Guanajuato-Catholic-Church-Records-1519-1984-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. 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.
  
*[[Guanajuato|Guanajuato]]
 
*[[Mexico Church Records|Mexico Church Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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.  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Guanajuato (Catholic Church parishes, Guanajuato).}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
*“Guanajuato civil registration,” browse and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 22 June 2012), entry for Jose Carlos Nicomedes de Jesus, born 10 September 1914; citing Guarapo &gt; La Asuncion &gt; Bautismos 1908-1918 &gt; Image 500 of 694; Various local parish archives throughout the Guanajuato State, Mexico.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1519-1984
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Guanajuato, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Guanajuato


What is in the Collection?

This collection from several parishes in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico, covers the years 1519 to 1984. 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, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Name and birth date of person being confirmed
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of godparents
  • Names of the witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Origin and marital status of deceased
  • Parents' name
  • Burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Town"
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.

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.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

For example:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • 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.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Keep in mind:

  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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. Jalisco is to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Querétaro to the east, and Michoacán to the south. (Zacatecas and Guanajuato share a northern border for a little over one mile.)

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. 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.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Guanajuato (Catholic Church parishes, Guanajuato).


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984.