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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1579-1992.  
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This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549-1909.  
  
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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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 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.  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].
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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].  
 
 
Mexican Catholic Church parish registers were created to record baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials occurring in the parish.
 
 
 
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing Mexican genealogical research.  
 
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
|text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Michoacan. Parish records. Catholic parishes throughout Michoacan.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
 
  
[[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 Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records include:'''
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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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[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Baptisn.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Baptisn.jpg]]
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'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records includes:'''
  
*Place and date of the baptism  
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*Date and place of the baptism  
*Given name  
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*Child's given name and gender
*Gender, place and date of birth or age at baptism
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*Legitimacy
*If legitimate or illegitimate
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*Child's date and place of birth  
*Parents names, sometimes their residence and/or place of birth  
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*Parents names, sometimes their residence or place of birth  
 
*Names of maternal grandparents  
 
*Names of maternal grandparents  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents  
 
*Names of paternal grandparents  
*Names of godparents
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*Names of godparents  
 
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*Names of witnesses
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records include:'''
 
  
[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Marriage.jpg]]
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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 parents' place of origin and/or civil status
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*Sometimes, the parents' place of origin and nationality
*Names of witnesses
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*Names of witnesses  
 
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*Witnesses' age, civil status, origin and residence
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:'''  
 
  
[[Image:Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Burial.jpg|thumb|right|Mexico Chihuahua Church Records Burial.jpg]]
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<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:'''
  
*Place and date of the burial  
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*Date and place of burial  
*Burial place  
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*Date and place of death
*Name of the principal
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*Name of deceased
*Place and date of birth or age at time of death
 
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Residence of the deceased  
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*Civil status, and origin of deceased  
*Place of death
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*Parents' names
*Civil status of the principal, if married the name of the spouse may be given
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*Witnesses' names
*If principal left progeny
 
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:'''  
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<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:'''  
  
*Date and place of confirmation  
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*Date and parish of confirmation  
 
*Name of person being confirmed  
 
*Name of person being confirmed  
*Parents’ or godparents’ names
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*Legitimacy of person being confirmed
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*Name of father
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*Name of mother
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*Godparents’ names  
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*Place of baptism
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the “Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo” ⇒ Select “Nombre de Parroquia” ⇒ Select “Tipo de registro y años” which takes you to the images.  
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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.  
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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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  ==

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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

"Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1649-1909." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


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.

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Related Wiki Articles

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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.