Here is a quick recap of my presentation "A Look at Mexican Catholic Church Records" and what you can expect from it for your own research.
Before 1860 the only institution in Mexico that recorded vital records was the Catholic Church and it should be your go to resource to find ancestors prior to that year.
In this presentation I provide examples of church records from the 1500's to the late 1800's. If you are new to genealogy this presentation will be perfect for you. Even if you are not new I can assure you that you will at least pick one thing up that you can use for your own research.
Below you will find an outline of the presentation along with a short description so that you can know exactly what this presentation contains.
Here is the Outline of the Video and What to Expect
Intro Dialogue - Just a quick introduction to the video presentation.
Brief History of the Catholic Church in Mexico - I provide a short history of the catholic church in Mexico from the conquest to the 1860's. This will give you a scope of why these records are so important. I also talk about the various records that the church kept.
Baptism Records - I provide examples of baptism records of my own ancestors so that you can view the various formats and the information that you can expect to find on them.
Marriage Records - I provide examples of marriage records of my own ancestors so that you can view the various formats and the information that you can expect to find on them. I also, point out a clue that you need to look for in order to find more records about the couple getting married.
Marriage Dispensations and Investigations - Many times the couple getting married was related by blood or affinity. In this section I provide a marriage investigation for one of my ancestors and also show the genealogical information that can be found in these records.
Death Records - I provide examples of death records of my own ancestors so that you can view the various formats and the information that you can expect to find on them.
Where to Find them Online and Offline - In this section I provide you with the places to find them offline and online.
Index Books and Websites - Here you will learn about index books for church records and also of websites that are slowly creating indexes for thousands of marriage investigations.
That is ti, even-though it is a short video it is packed with valuable information and tips. I hope that you enjoy it.
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