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Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Title in the Language of the RecordsEdit

Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Oaxaca, México

Record DescriptionEdit

This collection of Catholic Church records, such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials from the State of Oaxaca includes the years 1559 to 1988. The text of the records is in Spanish. 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 link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This CollectionEdit

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


Digital images of original records housed at various Catholic Church archive repositories throughout the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record ContentEdit

Records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Names of the parents
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Godparents


Records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age and civil status
  • Name of groom's father and statement of consent
  • Father's age, origin, residence and religion
  • Bride's age and civil status
  • Name of bride's father and statement of consent
  • Father's age, origin, residence and religion
  • Witnesses' names


Records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names

How to Use the RecordsEdit

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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Town"
⇒ Select the "Parish"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.

For Help Reading These RecordsEdit

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

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Citing FamilySearch Historical CollectionsEdit

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