Locating Marriage Dispensas of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico

On October 10, 2015, Posted by , In Church Records,Digital Library/Collection,Research Location, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off on Locating Marriage Dispensas of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico

What are dispensas and why are they important? From the early 16th to 19th centuries, the Catholic Church issued marriage dispensa (dispensations) to prospective bride and grooms to verify they were eligible to be married under the sanction of the Church. According to Dan MacDonald of “The Brick Walls” website, marriage dispensations were…

Church Records Available for Genealogy Research at the Archivo Histórico del Arzobispado de Guadalajara

On October 8, 2015, Posted by , In Church Records,Public Records,Research Location,Video, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Church Records Available for Genealogy Research at the Archivo Histórico del Arzobispado de Guadalajara

Brief History of the Archivo Histórico del Arzobispado de Guadalajara Since its inception, the Catholic Church ordered that its Ecclesiatical records be archived. Church records in modern day Mexico date back to the early 16th century. The archivo histórico del Arzobispado de Guadalajara, Jalisco (historical archives of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara,…

Mexico Records Overview

On August 15, 2015, Posted by , In Church Records,Public Records,Video, tagged in ,,, , With Comments Off on Mexico Records Overview

In the following video Cristy Cowan, Ancestry.com’s Barefoot Genealogist, provides historical background of Civil records, Church records, and Census records. The video will help you understand what you should expect to find in each record type. Mexico records are available for the following dates: Census 1689, 1868, 1878, 1895, 1900, 1910,…

Civil Registration versus Church Records Overview

On August 2, 2015, Posted by , In Church Records,Public Records,Training,Video, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off on Civil Registration versus Church Records Overview

In this video, Ancestry.com”s Cristy Cowan “Barefoot Genealogist” distinguishes the difference between Mexico’s civil records and church records. In particular, you will learn what types of records to look for through a church’s archives and what documents you may discover in civil records. You should watch the video to learn…