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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the state of Veracruz covers the years from 1590 to 1978.
  
This collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the state of Veracruz covers the years from 1590 to 1978. <br> <br>
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Often in Catholic Church records, separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In larger parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry or the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained.  
Often in Catholic Church records, separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In larger parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry or the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained. <br> <br>
 
  
 
These records are in relatively fair condition, except for 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.  
 
These records are in relatively fair condition, except for 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 ===
 
=== Reading These Records ===
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:  
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These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]  
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-spanish-documents-pages/sp-overview(english) BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]  
 
*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:  
 
*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:  
 
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]  
 
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]  
 
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]  
 
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]  
 
 
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:  
 
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:  
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/registros-civiles-y-parroquiales Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
 
 
 
=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
The following information may be found in these records:
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*Sometimes, burial information
 
*Sometimes, burial information
 
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== Collection Content ==
 
== Collection Content ==
 
For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Mexico Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
 
For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Mexico Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
*Name of the person  
 
*Name of the person  
 
*Approximate date of the event
 
*Approximate date of the event
 
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1883382 Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===  
 
=== 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. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
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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. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
 
 
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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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 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
 
*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
*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference
 
 
 
 
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*[[Mexico, Veracruz, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records]] are also a good substitute when church records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable  
 
*[[Mexico, Veracruz, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records]] are also a good substitute when church records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable  
 
*A useful Coverage Table for Mexico Baptisms is available in the wiki article [[Mexico Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*A useful Coverage Table for Mexico Baptisms is available in the wiki article [[Mexico Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
*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 [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]  
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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. Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]  
 
*Also, consider looking at collections for surrounding localities. [[Tamaulipas]] is on the north, [[Tabasco]] to the east, [[Chiapas]] with a small southeast border, [[Oaxaca]] along the southeast, then [[Puebla]], [[Hidalgo]], and [[San Luis Potosí]] moving north along the western border
 
*Also, consider looking at collections for surrounding localities. [[Tamaulipas]] is on the north, [[Tabasco]] to the east, [[Chiapas]] with a small southeast border, [[Oaxaca]] along the southeast, then [[Puebla]], [[Hidalgo]], and [[San Luis Potosí]] moving north along the western border
*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections].  Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records
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*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections].  Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records
 
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]].
 
* [[Mexico Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
* [[Mexico Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
* [[Mexico Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Mexico Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
 
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Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1590-1978
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiales de la Iglesia Católica del Estado de Veracruz, México
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Catholic Church Parishes, Veracruz


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of the Catholic Church parish records of the state of Veracruz covers the years from 1590 to 1978.

Often in Catholic Church records, separate books were kept for baptisms, confirmations, marriage information documents, marriages, and deaths. However, in smaller areas, all records may be recorded on one register. In larger parishes a separate book was usually maintained for confirmations, while in smaller parishes the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms. In larger parishes, most of the marriage banns (informaciones matrimoniales) may be registered separately. In smaller parishes, these records were included in the marriage entry or the confirmations may have been included with the baptisms or even with marriages. In larger parishes, a separate book of confirmations was usually maintained.

These records are in relatively fair condition, except for 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[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism or Confirmation

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

Marriage

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's date and place of birth
  • Groom's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
  • Groom's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
  • Bride's date and place of birth
  • Bride's date and place of baptism and date and place of confirmation
  • Names of bride's parents, their age, occupation and residence
  • Names of the witnesses
  • Witnesses' civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
  • Length of time witnesses have known couple

Death or Burial

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Cause of death
  • Origin and residence of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Sometimes, burial information

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Mexico Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Province
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census. The census can help you find if your ancestors were married civilly or by the Catholic Church or both. Then you can proceed looking in those records for more information
  • 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
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Mexico.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.