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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1883388 |location=Mexican|title=Mexico, Michoacan Catholic Church Records}}<br>  
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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1883388 |title=Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909|location=Mexican}}<br>  
  
== Foreign Language Title ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.  
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.'''
  
== Collection Time Period  ==
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== Record Description ==
 
 
This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1579-1992.
 
 
 
== Record History ==
 
  
Catholic Church parish records cover 95 to 100% of a city’s population. This collection only includes the parish records that were centralized into the diocesan archive.  
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This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549-1909.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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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)]].
  
Mexican Catholic Church parish registers were created to record baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials occurring in the parish.  
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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/1883388/waypoints Browse].  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing Mexican genealogical research.  
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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 in Michoacan. Parish records. Catholic parishes throughout Michoacan.<!--bibdescend--> }} <br> [[Mexico, Michoacan 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.]]
  
== Record Description ==
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== Record Content ==
  
Usually separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and deaths. However, in localities with a small population the records of baptisms, marriages, and burials were recorded in the same register. Confirmations were usually recorded with the baptismal registers, but can also be found with deaths or marriages. Generally, entries were created in chronological order. Early registers may have some ecclesiastical documents written in Latin.  
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, death.jpg|Death
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=== Record Content  ===
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'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records includes:'''
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records include:[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Baptisn.jpg|thumb|right]]'''<br>
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*Date and place of the baptism  
 
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*Child's given name and gender
*Place and date of the baptism  
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*Legitimacy
*Given name  
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*Child's date and place of birth
*Gender, place and date of birth or age at baptism
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*Parents names, sometimes their residence or place of birth  
*If legitimate or illegitimate
 
*Parents names, sometimes their residence and/or place of birth  
 
 
*Names of maternal grandparents  
 
*Names of maternal grandparents  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents  
*Name/s of godparents
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*Names of godparents
 
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*Names of witnesses
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'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records include:[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]'''<br>
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<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records includes:'''  
  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
*Name of the groom
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*Groom's name and age
*Age of groom, his place of birth and/or residence  
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*Groom's civil status, origin and residence
*Name of the groom’s parents  
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*Names of groom’s parents and if deceased
*Name of the bride
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*Bride's name and age
*Age of bride, her place of birth and/or residence  
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*Bride's civil status, origin and residence
*Names of the bride’s parents  
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*Names of bride’s parents and if deceased
*Sometimes, the parent’s place of origin and/or civil status
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*Sometimes, the parents' place of origin and nationality
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
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*Witnesses' age, civil status, origin and residence
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<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:'''
  
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*Date and place of burial
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*Date and place of death
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*Name of deceased
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*Cause of death
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*Civil status, and origin of deceased
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*Parents' names
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*Witnesses' names
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Burial.jpg|thumb|right]]'''<br>
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<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:'''  
  
*Place and date of the burial
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*Date and parish of confirmation
*Burial place
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*Name of person being confirmed
*Name of the principal
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*Legitimacy of person being confirmed
*Place and date of birth or age at time of death
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*Name of father
*Cause of death
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*Name of mother
*Residence of the deceased
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*Godparents’ names
*Place of death
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*Place of baptism
*Civil status of the principal, if married the name of the spouse may be given
 
*If principal left progeny
 
  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:'''<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 Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo <br> ⇒ Select the Nombre de Parroquia <br> ⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.
  
*Date and place of confirmation
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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.
*Name of person being confirmed
 
*Parents’ or godparents’ names
 
  
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The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Mexico. These may also be the only records available for Spanish research before civil registration was implemented in 1871.
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Mexico. These may also be the only records available for Spanish research before civil registration was implemented in 1871.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Michoacan 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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://www.houstonculture.org/mexico/michoacan.html History of Michoacan]
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*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Michoac%C3%A1n,_Mexico Michoacan Research Tips]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== 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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*[[Mexico Church History]]
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*[[Michoacán|Michoacan]]
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico_Church_History Mexico Church History]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
  
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
  
== Sources of This Collection ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Mexico, Michoacan Catholic Church Records", database, FamilySearch ([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]), 2009; from Archidiocese of Michoacan, Archdiocese of Morelia, Diocese of Zamora,&nbsp;Diocese of Apatzingan, Diocese of Altamirano City, Diocese of Tacambaro,&nbsp;Mexico. Registros parroquiales, 1579-1992. Original records housed in local parish archives throughout the State of Michoacan, Mexico. FHL 4,495 microfilm reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend--> <br>
 
  
Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church archive repositories throughout the State of Michoacan, Mexico. <br>
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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.  
  
The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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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]].
  
==== How to Cite Your Sources ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]'' <br>
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“Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004768299_00504?cc=1883388&amp;wc=11972481: accessed 10 July, 2012), Aporo &gt; San Lucas &gt; Informacion matrimonial 1916-1930 &gt; image 504 of 539 images, Martiniam Domingues and Natividad Vazquez, 1929; citing Arquidiocesis de Michoacan, Mexico.
  
 
[[Category:Mexico|Michoacan]]
 
[[Category:Mexico|Michoacan]]

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549-1909.

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 FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Michoacan. Parish records. Catholic parishes throughout Michoacan.
Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records includes:

  • Date and place of the baptism
  • Child's given name and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents names, sometimes their residence or place of birth
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents
  • Names of witnesses


Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records includes:

  • Place and date of the marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom’s parents and if deceased
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of bride’s parents and if deceased
  • Sometimes, the parents' place of origin and nationality
  • Names of witnesses
  • Witnesses' age, civil status, origin and residence


Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:

  • Date and place of burial
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Civil status, and origin of deceased
  • Parents' names
  • Witnesses' names


Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:

  • Date and parish of confirmation
  • Name of person being confirmed
  • Legitimacy of person being confirmed
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Godparents’ names
  • Place of baptism

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 Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo
⇒ Select the Nombre de Parroquia
⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años 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.

The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Mexico. These may also be the only records available for Spanish research before civil registration was implemented in 1871.

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 Wiki 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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 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, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004768299_00504?cc=1883388&wc=11972481: accessed 10 July, 2012), Aporo > San Lucas > Informacion matrimonial 1916-1930 > image 504 of 539 images, Martiniam Domingues and Natividad Vazquez, 1929; citing Arquidiocesis de Michoacan, Mexico.