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How to Find and Understand Catholic Church Records in Mexico

Despite being an overwhelmingly Catholic nation, Mexico has had a sometimes fraught relationship with the Church. But Catholic records are some of the longest-taken documents in Mexican genealogy—and, indeed, in the Western hemisphere—dating all the way back to the 1500s in some cases. Understanding the history of Mexico and the Church during your ancestors’ lifetime will help you determine why…

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Source: Family Tree Magazine.com

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