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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.  
 
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.
 
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.
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=== For Help Reading These 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)]].
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These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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=== Reading These Records === 
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If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
These records are written in Spanish.  Here is a link to a [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Word List]] which may be helpful. Also, see the section [[Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
  
 
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, baptism.jpg|1865 Baptism Record
 
Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
 
Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage.jpg|1948 Marriage Record
Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage info, consent.jpg|Marriage Information
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Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, marriage info, consent.jpg|1967 Marriage Information
Image:Mexico, oaxaca, ccr, death.jpg|Death Record
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
 
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
 
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
 
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:
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==What Do I Do Next?==
 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
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*Add any new information to your records
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307314?collectionNameFilter=true 1930, Mexico National Census]. The census can help you find if your ancestors were married civilly or by the Catholic Church or both. Then you can proceed looking in those records for more information
*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
**[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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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent
**[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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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
 
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*[[Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records]] are also a good substitute when church records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
==What Do I Do Next?==
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*A useful Coverage Table for Mexico Baptisms is available in the wiki article [[Mexico Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.  Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]
*If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
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*Also, consider looking at collections for surrounding localities. [[Guerrero]] is to the west, [[Puebla]] to the northwest, [[Veracruz]] to the north, and [[Chiapas]] to the east
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections]. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
  
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=== Research Helps ===
*If you are unable to find your ancestor, try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Guerrero]] is to the west, [[Puebla]] to the northwest, [[Veracruz]] to the north, and [[Chiapas]] to the east.
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]].
*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
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* [[Mexico Record Finder|Record Finder]]
*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information.  You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
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* [[Mexico Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
*There may be more than one person with the same name.
 
*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
 
*Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br><br>
 
  
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Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1559-1988
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Oaxaca, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Oaxaca


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of Catholic Church records, such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials from the State of Oaxaca includes the years 1559 to 1988.

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 Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Baptismal and confirmation records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of baptism or confirmation Date and place of the marriage Name and age of deceased
Child’s name and gender Names of bride and groom Date and place of death
Child’s date and place of birth Groom’s age, and civil status Birth date, place and marital status of deceased
Names of parents Name of groom’s father and statement of consent Cause of death
Names of paternal grandparents Father’s age, origin, and residence Spouse’s name, if married
Names of maternal grandparents Bride’s age and civil status Parents’ names
Godparents Name of bride’s father and statement of consent
Father’s age, origin, and residence
Witnesses’ names

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Mexico Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select City or Town
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census. The census can help you find if your ancestors were married civilly or by the Catholic Church or both. Then you can proceed looking in those records for more information
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records are also a good substitute when church records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
  • A useful Coverage Table for Mexico Baptisms is available in the wiki article Mexico Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • Also, consider looking at collections for surrounding localities. Guerrero is to the west, Puebla to the northwest, Veracruz to the north, and Chiapas to the east
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Mexico.


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
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