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Ancestry.com. Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, Mexico, Selected Parish Records, 1751-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Spanish American Genealogical Association. Mexican Parish Records, 1751-1880

About Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, Mexico, Selected Parish Records, 1751-1880

This collection of records includes marriage, baptism, and death records from nine Mexican parishes:

  • Agualeguas, Nuevo Leon
  • Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon
  • Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon
  • Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon
  • Vallecillo, Nuevo Leon
  • Camargo, Tamaulipas
  • Guerrero, Tamaulipas
  • Matamoros, Tamaulipas
  • Mier, Tamaulipas

The original records were well kept, often including information about immediate relatives, spouses, parents, and even grandparents, for example. This collection includes over 100,000 records and over 400,000 names. It includes records from as early as 1751 and as late as 1880.

Roman Catholic parish records are the very best source of ancestral information for researchers seeking family origins in Mexico. Parish records generally fall into two categories, sacramental and non-sacramental. Sacramental records document the sacraments of the Catholic Church including baptisms, marriages, death or burial records (final unction), and confirmations. Non-sacramental records include fraternal order books, account books, censuses, individual documents, and local history materials. For specifics on the records included in this database, please see the chart below.

ParishRecord Type and Years
Agualeguas, Nuevo LeonBaptisms, 1821-1870
Deaths, 1821-1880
Cadereyta, Nuevo LeonBaptisms, 1825-1835
Marriages, 1710-1880
Cerralvo, Nuevo LeonBaptisms, 1761-1871
Marriages, 1761-1880
Deaths, 1761-1880
Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo LeonBaptisms, 1843-1878
Marriages, 1761-1880
Deaths, 1761-1880
Vallecillo, Nuevo LeonMarriages, 1768-1863
Camargo, TamaulipasBaptisms, 1764-1864
Marriages, 1764-1913
Deaths, 1764-1881
Guerrero, TamaulipasBaptisms, 1804-1875
Marriages, 1753-1925
Deaths, 1755-1881
Matamoros, TamaulipasBaptisms, 1800-1850
Marriages, 1801-1848
Deaths, 1800-1828
Mier, TamaulipasBaptisms, 1767-1880
Marriages, 1767-1925
Deaths, 1767-1903
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