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=== Locating Catholic Church Parish Records  ===
 
=== Locating Catholic Church Parish Records  ===
  
Many of the Mexico Catholic Church parish records have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. '''[[Locating Mexico Catholic Church Parish Records|Click here]]''' to learn more about finding microfilmed parish records in the '''[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]''' and also finding records that have not been microfilmed.
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Many of the Mexico Catholic Church parish records have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. '''[[Locating Mexico Catholic Church Parish Records|Click here]]''' to learn more about finding microfilmed parish records in the '''[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]''' and also finding records that have not been microfilmed.  
  
 
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'''Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Parish Records''': a free Internet index and images to the Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Recordscan be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search site. For a description of the collection see&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico%2C_Chihuahua_Catholic_Church_Parish_Records Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Parish Records article]  
 
'''Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Parish Records''': a free Internet index and images to the Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Recordscan be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search site. For a description of the collection see&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico%2C_Chihuahua_Catholic_Church_Parish_Records Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Parish Records article]  
  
[[Mexico Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== FamilySearch Historica Record Collections ===
  
[[Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]
  
[[Mexico Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:[[|]]
  
[[Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Chiapas_State,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Chiapa State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Mexico Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Distrito_Federal,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Guanajuato_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Guanajuato State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Jalisco_State,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Jalisco State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Michoacan_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Michoacan State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Morelos_State,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Morelos State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Oaxaca_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Oaxaca State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Puebla_State,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Puebla State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Quer%C3%A9taro_State,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Queretaro State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_San_Luis_Potosi_State,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, San Luis Potosi State, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Mexico_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Mexico State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Tabasco_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Tabasco State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Veracruz_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Veracruz State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Yucatan_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Mexico, Yucatan State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mexico,_Nayarit_State_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) ]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:53, 22 July 2011

General Historical Background

The first Catholic Mass in Mexican soil was in 1518 on the expedition of Juan de Grijalva. Catholic clergy have documented the history of Mexico in their church records since the early exploration of Mexico. Beginning in 1527, there are administrative, judicial, financial, and pastoral documents dealing with the work of the Catholic Church in Mexico City. Some of the earliest recorded baptisms for the Sagrario Metropolitano in Mexico City started in 1536. There are many other parishes that also started at an early period, these include:

  • El Sagrario in Mérida, Yucatán, in 1543
  • El Sagrario Metropolitano in Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, in 1545
  • Asunción, in Pachuca, Hidalgo, in 1568.

In 1563 the Council of Trent formalized record-keeping practices that were already being followed in much of the Catholic world. Separate record books were to be maintained for baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths or burials, and the format was standardized. Following this format, the Catholic Church was the primary record keeper for Mexico until civil registration started. A large percentage of the populace is listed in these records. Before Mexican independence racial distinctions were made in parish records.

Different Kinds of Parish Records

The most commonly used parish records in Mexican genealogical research include:

To learn more about other ecclesiastical records recorded by the Catholic Church click here.

Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Locating Catholic Church Parish Records

Many of the Mexico Catholic Church parish records have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Click here to learn more about finding microfilmed parish records in the Family History Library Catalog and also finding records that have not been microfilmed.


SEE ALSO

Related Articles

Mexico, Aguascalientes Catholic Church Parish Records: a free Internet index and images to the Mexico, Aguascalientes Catholic Church Records can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search site. For a description of the collection seeMexico, Aguascalientes Catholic Church Parish Records article

Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Parish Records: a free Internet index and images to the Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Recordscan be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search site. For a description of the collection see Mexico, Chihuahua Catholic Church Parish Records article

FamilySearch Historica Record Collections

Online collections containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org.

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:[[|]]

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