Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970 .
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|Flag of the United Mexican States|
|Location of Tabasco, Mexico|
|Title in the Language:||Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Tabasco, México|
|Catholic Church Parishes, Tabasco|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 For Help Reading These Records
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection of church records for the State of Tabasco covers the years 1803 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).
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To Browse this Collection
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What Can these Records Tell Me?
The information in these records usually include the following:
|Baptismal or Confirmation records||Marriage records||Death records|
|Date and place of baptism or confirmation||Date and place of marriage||Name of deceased|
|Child’s name and gender||Names of the bride and groom||Age and origin of deceased|
|Child’s date and place of birth||Groom’s date and place of birth||Date and place of death|
|Parents’ names||Groom’s baptismal date and place||Cause of death|
|Paternal and maternal grandparents||Groom’s confirmation date and place||Spouse’s name, if married|
|Godparents||Names of groom’s parents||Sometimes, burial information|
|Before 1820, social class of the parents||Bride’s date and place of birth|
|Bride’s baptismal date and place|
|Bride’s confirmation date and place|
|Names of bride’s parents|
|Names of witnesses|
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
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Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
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For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
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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?
To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
- Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados - Spanish
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in the 1930 Mexico National Census 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.
- If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Veracruz is to the west, Campeche to the northeast, Guatemala to the east, and Chiapas to the south.
- 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
- There may be more than one person with the same name.
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.
- "Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Tabasco (Catholic Church parishes, Tabasco).
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