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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michoacán, Mexico Genealogy|Michoacán]]''
  
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| title= Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996
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| record_type = Church
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| end_year = 1996
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Michoacán Maps]]
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México.'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description ==
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This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549 to 1909.
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These records are written in Spanish. Here is a link to a [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Genealogical Word List]] which may be helpful. Also, see the section [[Mexico, Michoacan, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549-1909.  
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Often in Catholic Church records, separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In larger parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry or the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained.
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These records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and, therefore, hard to read or missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers; some are even written in ledger style registers.
  
 
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 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1883388/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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{{Collection Browse Link
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| CID = CID1883388
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| title= Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996
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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= Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Michoacan. Parish records. Catholic parishes throughout Michoacan. }} <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.]]
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== Collection Contents ==
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
 
Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, marriage info.jpg|Marriage Information
Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, death.jpg|Death
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Image:Mexico, Michoaca, ccr, death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
'''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church baptismal records includes:'''  
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'''Baptism or confirmation records''' may include the following information:
  
*Date and place of the baptism  
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*Date and place of the baptism or confirmation
 
*Child's given name and gender  
 
*Child's given name and gender  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Child's date and place of birth  
 
*Child's date and place of birth  
*Parents names, sometimes their residence or place of birth  
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*Parents' names and place of birth or residence
*Names of maternal grandparents
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*Names of paternal and maternal grandparents  
*Names of paternal grandparents  
 
 
*Names of godparents  
 
*Names of godparents  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church marriage records includes:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following information:
  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
 
*Place and date of the marriage  
*Groom's name and age  
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*Name and age of groom and bride
*Groom's civil status, origin and residence  
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*Civil status, origin and residence of groom and bride
*Names of groom’s parents and if deceased
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*Names and nationality of parents of groom and bride and if deceased  
*Bride's name and age
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*Names, age, civil status, and residence of witnesses
*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
 
  
<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church burial records include:'''  
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'''Death or burial records''' may include the following information:
  
*Date and place of burial  
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*Date and place of death or burial  
*Date and place of death
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
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*Witnesses' names
 
*Witnesses' names
  
<br> '''Important genealogical information found in Catholic Church confirmation records include:'''  
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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'''Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1883388 Collection Page]:'''  
  
*Date and parish of confirmation
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if you have the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person in order to find your ancestor.
*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  ==
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As with any index, transcription errors could have occurred and not all information may be transcribed. It is recommended you verify the information with the original record.
  
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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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1883388/waypoints Browse Page] '''<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Town" <br> ⇒ Select the "Parish"<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.  
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
  
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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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
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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*[[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]
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1883388 Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church records, 1555-1996]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
{{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.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.
  
*[http://www.houstonculture.org/mexico/michoacan.html History of Michoacan]
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?===
*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Michoac%C3%A1n,_Mexico Michoacan Research Tips]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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If you were unable to find your ancestor try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Colima]] is to the west, [[Jalisco]] to the northwest, [[Guanajuato]] to north, [[Querétaro]] to the northeast, [[Estado de México]] to the east, and [[Guerrero]] to the southeast.
  
*[[Mexico Church Records]]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[[Mexico Church History]]
 
*[[Michoacán|Michoacan]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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-Michoac%C3%A1n-Catholic-Church-Records-1555-1996-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.
  
== 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><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, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Michoacan (Catholic Church parishes, Michoacan).}}<br> <br>
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|title=Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996
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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&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.
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
[[Category:Mexico|Michoacan]]
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Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1555-1996
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Michoacan, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Michoacan


What is in the Collection?

This collection of Catholic Church records for the State of Michoacan covers the years 1549 to 1909. These records are written in Spanish. Here is a link to a Spanish Genealogical Word List which may be helpful. Also, see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

Often in Catholic Church records, separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In larger parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry or the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained. These records are in relatively fair condition, with the exception of some older records that may be damaged and, therefore, hard to read or missing some information. Most of the older records are handwritten in narrative style and follow a common text with some variations depending on the style used by the priest. Newer records are handwritten in formatted registers; some are even written in ledger style registers.

For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Baptism or confirmation records may include the following information:

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

Marriage records may include the following information:

  • Place and date of the marriage
  • Name and age of groom and bride
  • Civil status, origin and residence of groom and bride
  • Names and nationality of parents of groom and bride and if deceased
  • Names, age, civil status, and residence of witnesses

Death or burial records may include the following information:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if you have the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person in order to find your ancestor.

As with any index, transcription errors could have occurred and not all information may be transcribed. It is recommended you verify the information with the original record.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒ Select the "City or Town"
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

If you were unable to find your ancestor try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Colima is to the west, Jalisco to the northwest, Guanajuato to north, Querétaro to the northeast, Estado de México to the east, and Guerrero to the southeast.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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.

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, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Michoacan (Catholic Church parishes, Michoacan).

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, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996.


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, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996.

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.