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Title in the Language of the Records[edit | edit source]

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

Record Description[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. 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).

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

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Baptism and confirmation records may contain the following:

  • Date and place baptism or confirmation
  • 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

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • 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

Death records may contain the following:

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

How to Use the Records[edit | edit source]

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ 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.

Search the collection by image 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 Records[edit | edit source]

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

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, Oaxaca items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Oaxaca items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.

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Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citation for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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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, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988.


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. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Oaxaca.