Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiales del Estado de San Luis Potosí, México.

Record Description

This collection of parish records for the State of San Luis Potosi includes the years 1586 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 a complete list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse. The following list includes the City or Town (Ciudad o pueblo) then by Parish (Parroquia) in the collection as of March 2013.

  • Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria


  • San José

Armadillo de los Infante

  • Santa Isabel


  • San José


  • Bocas
  • San Gerónimo


  • La Purísima Concepción


  • Nuestra Señora de la Asunción


  • San Juan Bautista

Cerro de San Pedro

  • San Pedro


  • San Francisco

Ciudad de Valles

  • Apóstol Santiago

Ciudad del Maíz

  • Purísima Concepción

Ciudad Fernández

  • Dulce Nombre de Jesús

General Pedro Antonio Santos

  • San Miguel de Tancanhuitz


  • San Pedro


  • San Diego de Alcalá


  • San Antonio


  • Inmaculada Concepción
  • La Vicaria de la Ville de la Paz

Mexquitic de Carmona

  • San Miguel Arcángel


  • San Gerónimo


  • La Divina Pastora


  • San Francisco de Pozos


  • Nuestra Señora del Refugio
Río Verde
  • Santa Catarina


  • Nuestro Padre Jesús

San Ciro de Acosta

  • San Ciro

San José Alburquerque

  • San José

San Luis Potosí

  • Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
  • Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
  • Sagrario
  • San Miguelito
  • San Sebastián

San Martín Chalchicuautla

  • San Martín Obispo

San Miguelito (Barrio de San Luis Potosí)

  • San Miguel (Same as SLP>San Miuelito)

San Nicolás Tolentino

  • San Nicolás Tolentino

Santa María del Rio

  • Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Soledad Díaz Gutiérrez

  • Nuestra Señora de la Soledad


  • San Juan Bautista


  • Inmaculada Concepción


  • Tepetate

Tierra Nueva

  • San Nicolás de Tolentino


  • Nuestra Señora de la Asunción


  • San Sebastián

Villa de Guadalupe

  • Santa María de Guadalupe

Villa de Reyes

  • San Francisco

Villa Hidalgo

  • San José

Villa Juárez

  • Santa Gertrudis


  • San Agustín


  • San José

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.

"Mexico, San Luis Potosi, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Diocesano de San Luis Potosí.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and parish of baptism
  • Child's name, age and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names
  • Before 1820, social class of the parents

These confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the child
  • Age
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names
  • Date and parish of confirmation
  • Date and parish of baptism

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Groom's civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Any previous marriages
  • Bride's date and place of birth, baptism and confirmation
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of witnesses
  • Sometimes, the race if recorded

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date of death or burial
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Legitimacy
  • Sometimes, parents names or name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, the race of deceased

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 de Ciudad/Pueblo
⇒ Select the Nombre de 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

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, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1970,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 22 June 2012), Venado > San Sebastian > Bautismos 1916-1920 > Image 222 of 251, Vincento Rojas Rosales; citing Parroquia del Venado. San Luis Potosi, Mexico.