Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1803-1970
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Tabasco, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Tabasco

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

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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

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  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in the 1930 Mexico National Census records
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Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970" Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Tabasco (Catholic Church parishes, Tabasco).

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