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'''Registros Paroquiales del Estado de Puebla, México'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of parish records for the State of Puebla includes the years 1545 to 1977.  
 
 
This collection of parish records for the State of Puebla includes the years 1545 to 1970.  
 
  
 
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)]].  
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The 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.  
 
The 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 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/1837906/waypoints Browse].  
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=== Reading These Records === 
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse this Collection===
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{{Collection Browse Link
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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. <br> {{Collection citation
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Puebla. Mexico, Puebla, Catholic church records. Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.<!--bibdescend-->}} <br> [[Mexico, Puebla 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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The following information is usually found in these records:
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Baptismal and/or confirmation records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriage records'''
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| Date and place of baptism or confirmation
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| Date and place of the marriage
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|Name of deceased
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| Child’s name and gender
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| Names of the bride and groom
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|Age, origin and diocese of deceased
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|Legitimacy
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| Groom’s birth date, place of birth, and baptismal date
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| Date and place of death
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| Child’s date and place of birth
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| Name of groom’s parents, and their residence
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| Cause of death
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| Names of parents
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| Bride’s birth date, place of birth, and baptismal date
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| Spouse’s name, if married
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| Names of godparents
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|Names of bride’s parents, and their residence
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| Parents’ names
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|Godparents
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| Paternal grandparents of the bride and groom
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|Burial location
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|Maternal grandparents of the bride and groom
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|Race of deceased (sometimes)
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| Names of witnesses
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| Witnesses’ age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
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| Length of time witnesses have known bride and groom
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== Collection Contents ==
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Mexico puebla ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Mexico puebla ccr baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Mexico puebla ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Mexico puebla ccr confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage info bride.jpg|Marriage Information - Bride's Declaration
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage info bride.jpg|Marriage Information - Bride's Declaration
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage info groom.jpg|Marriage Information - Groom's Declaration
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage info groom.jpg|Marriage Information - Groom's Declaration
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage info witness.jpg|Marriage Information - Witness' Declaration
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage info witness.jpg|Marriage Information - Witness' Declaration
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Mexico puebla ccr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
Image:Mexico puebla ccr death.jpg|Death
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Image:Mexico puebla ccr death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>  
 
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'''Key genealogical facts found in these baptism records include:'''
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
*Date and place of baptism
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
*Child's name and gender
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*Identifying information such as residence
*Legitimacy
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
*Child's date and place of birth
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*Family relationships
*Names of  parents
 
*Names of godparents
 
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these confirmation records include:
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Date and place of confirmation
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=== View the Images ===
*Name and age of child
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View images in this collection by visiting the
*Names of parents and their place of origin
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1837906/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
*Names of godparents and their place of origin
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# Select '''City or Town'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images. <br>
  
<br> '''Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:'''
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{{Tip|Often additional  information can be found in the margins of original records.  For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
  
*Date and place of marriage
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
*Names of the bride and groom
 
*Groom's birth date, place of birth, baptismal date and religion
 
*Names of groom's parents, their residence and religion
 
*Bride's birth date, place of birth, baptismal date and religion
 
*Names of bride's parents, their residence and religion
 
*Paternal grandparents of the bride and groom
 
*Maternal grandparents of the bride and groom
 
*Names of the witnesses
 
*Witnesses' age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
 
*Length of time witnesses have known bride and groom
 
   
 
<br> '''Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:'''
 
  
*Name of deceased
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:
*Age, origin and diocese of deceased
 
*Date and place of death
 
*Cause of death
 
*Sometimes, name of spouse, if deceased was married
 
*Parents' names
 
*Burial location
 
*Sometimes, the race of deceased
 
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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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]
  
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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.<br><br>
  
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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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===I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?===
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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*If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
 
 
For example:
 
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
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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.  
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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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. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married 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.
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
Keep in mind:
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?=== 
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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*If you are unable to find your ancestor try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Morelos]] is to the west, [[Estado de México]] to the northwest, [[Tlaxcala]] to the north, [[Hidalgo]] to the west of Puebla's northern "peninsula," [[Veracruz]] to the east, [[Oaxaca]] to the south, and [[Guerrero]] to the southwest.
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.  
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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.
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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*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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*There may be more than one person with the same name.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
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*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.
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br><br>
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1837906 Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church records, 1545-1977]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, Puebla 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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== Related Websites  ==
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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-Puebla-Catholic-Church-Records-1545-1970-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.
  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/birthindexes-lat.html Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970]
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== Citing this Collection ==
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10250b.htm Mexico Catholic Church]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/catholic.htm Cyndi's List - Mexico Catholic Church Record Li<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312378360156_538" />][http://www.cyndislist.com/catholic.htm nks]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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>
  
*[[Mexico Church Records]]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970 ." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Puebla (Catholic Church parishes, Puebla).}}
*[[Puebla]]
 
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
“Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 June 2012), Los Reyes &gt; Santo Reyes &gt; Bautismos 1892-1921 &gt; Image 111 of 379; entry for Jose Emeterio Gregorio baptized on 13 March 1896; citing Parroquia de los Santos Reyes, Puebla, Mexico.
 
 
 
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1545-1977
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales del Estado de Puebla, México
FamilySearch Resources
Archive
Catholic Church Parishes, Puebla


What is in the Collection?

This collection of parish records for the State of Puebla includes the years 1545 to 1977.

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

The 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.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information is usually found in these records:

Baptismal and/or confirmation records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of baptism or confirmation Date and place of the marriage Name of deceased
Child’s name and gender Names of the bride and groom Age, origin and diocese of deceased
Legitimacy Groom’s birth date, place of birth, and baptismal date Date and place of death
Child’s date and place of birth Name of groom’s parents, and their residence Cause of death
Names of parents Bride’s birth date, place of birth, and baptismal date Spouse’s name, if married
Names of godparents Names of bride’s parents, and their residence Parents’ names
Godparents Paternal grandparents of the bride and groom Burial location
Maternal grandparents of the bride and groom Race of deceased (sometimes)
Names of witnesses
Witnesses’ age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
Length of time witnesses have known bride and groom

Collection Contents

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

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

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census 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.

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

  • If you are unable to find your ancestor try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Morelos is to the west, Estado de México to the northwest, Tlaxcala to the north, Hidalgo to the west of Puebla's northern "peninsula," Veracruz to the east, Oaxaca to the south, and Guerrero to the southwest.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See 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, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970 ." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Puebla (Catholic Church parishes, Puebla).


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, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977.


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, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977.

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