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Genealogical Resources: Misc. Collections

Parral Papers

Parral Papers – El Archivo de Hidalgo del Parral 1631-1821

Microfilm collection of historical records written in Spanish (official records, directives, treaties, court transcripts, wills letters, and other documents) relating to the Spanish Colonial era of the Southwest, collection includes indexes in both English and Spanish.

Church Records

Archives of the Cathedral of Durango

Some 20,000 documents contain Actas Capitulares, accounting books, records of the collection of tithes, copybooks of correspondence, and records of the visitations of Bishop Don Pedro TamaroĢn y Romeral; topics discussed include titles, licenses, baptisms, marriages, confirmations, interments, answers to the court of justice, order of the sacraments, anniversaries of Durango's episcopate, the appointment of ecclesiastical ordination, Durango cathedral and parish functions.