Mexico, Nayarit, 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 Nayarit, México, 1596-1967

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church records for the Satte of Nayarit includes the years 1596-1967.

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 Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Catholic parishes in Nayarit. Catholic church records, Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Nayarit.

Digital images of original records housed at various local Catholic Church parish archive repositories throughout the State of Nayarit.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Names of the parents
  • Paternal grandparents
  • Maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and parish of confirmation
  • Name of person being confirmed
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names
  • Place of child/person's baptism

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, legitimacy and birth date
  • Groom's baptismal date
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name, legitimacy and birth date
  • Bride's baptismal date
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Sometimes, the race of the betrothed

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Name, age and residence of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names or name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, burial information

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 del estado
⇒ Select the Nombre de Ciudad/Pueblo
⇒ Select the Nombre de la 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.

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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, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 30 August, 2012), Nayarit > San Blas > Información matrimonial 1925-1943 > image 222 of 243 images, Jesus Jimenez and Antonia Huizar, 1943; citing Parroquia de San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico.