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,…