How To: Marriage Records Part 2

I love parish records. They are so romantic looking - the swirling handwriting and the brittle pages. There's almost nothing more exciting than looking through the real deal. 

But while they can be very lovely to browse through - they can be incredibly difficult to search through. Ink often bled through the backside of a page. Bugs ate through portions of pages. And  some handwriting is just plain illegible.

That being said, if you know what to look for parish records can be a wealth of information, even if you don't speak the language.

Here is what you should look for: 


Marriage Place:  En la Santa Iglesia Parroqial de Ciudad Jimenez

Marriage Date: a cuatro de Febrero

Name of Groom: Don Jesus Labrado

Name of Bride: La Senorita Petra Chavez

Father of Groom: hijo legitimo de Don Dario Labrado

Father of Bride: hija legitima de Don Fibnacio Chavez

here is the original passage:

original image and many more can be found at FamilySearch

Need some brushing up on your 18th century religious Spanish handwriting you say?? This E-Book is here to your rescue. It truly is great. 

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