Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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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.

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 link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

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

"Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013.

Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church archive repositories throughout the State of Mexico, Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These 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

These confirmation records usually contain the following information:

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

These 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.

These 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

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo" category
⇒ Select the "Nombre de 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.

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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Contributions to This Article

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

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Mexico, State of Mexico, Catholic Church Records,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 22 June 2012), Cacalomacan > Asuncion > Bautismos 1915-1942; image 1 of 483 images, Ana Romero, 1915; citing Parroquia de Cacalomacan, Mexico, Mexico.