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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de México, México

Record Description

This collection contains baptism, marriage, marriage info, and death records from the state of Mexico includes the years 1567-1970. These records are written in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970.

Record Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of the parents
  • Godparents
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents
  • Sometimes, the person’s race

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Child's name, age and origin
  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Godparents' names

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Marriage date and place
  • Groom and Bride's names, marital status, occupation, age, origin and residence
  • Groom and Bride's birth and baptism date and place
  • Parents' names
  • Legitimacy
  • Witnesses' names, origin, residence, age, marital status, occupation and length of association with the couple.

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of the deceased
  • Name of spouse and children
  • Cause and date of death
  • Burial location

How to Use the Records

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Town" category
⇒ Select the "Parish" category
⇒ Select the "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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, México items or FHL Keyword Mexico, México items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Michoacán is to the west, Querétaro to the northwest, Hidalgo to the north and east, Tlaxcala to the east, Distrito Federal in the center southeast, Morelos to the southeast, and Guerrero to the south.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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.

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How You Can Contribute

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.


Citations for 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, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Estado de Mexico (Catholic Church parishes, Estado de Mexico).


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, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970.


Image Citation:<br

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, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970.