Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Part II: Pre-Marital Investigations, Marriages & Dispensations

Henrietta Martinez Christmas
Mar 18, 2022
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About this webinar

Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic marriage records are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of pre-marital investigations, dispensations, and marriage ceremony records, as well as where to find and how to analyze them.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Henrietta Martinez Christmas, a native New Mexican, a well-known genealogical and historical researcher; she descends from eleven of the soldiers that came with Oñate in 1598.  She has written several books which related to New Mexico’s small town
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    Patricia Diane Godinez
    8 months ago

    I do a lot of Hispanic research so this was a very good webinar. I especially liked hearing about vele and what exactly it means. I will continue watching this series on Mexican researching. For me, after so many years, I love to do it and to help others connect to their ancestors. Thanks.

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    Mary Tucker
    8 months ago

    Fantastic and helpful information abt a topic that is of interest to me. I learned some interesting hints to enhance my research of the Apodaca family. Thanks and I look forward to many more of these presentations (Mary Apodaca Tucker, EdD

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    Paul Baltzer
    8 months ago

    I enjoy the Mexican series

  4. EB
    8 months ago

    Only caught the last 20 minutes, enjoyed what I heard…

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    Victoria Engbarth
    8 months ago

    Something new to me. Very Interesting to learn about a different culture.

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    Richard Ibarra
    8 months ago

    Henrietta is an excellent speaker!!! She had a lot of good information!

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    ariel comstock
    8 months ago

    Fantastic in-depth discussion

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    Dianna Padilla-Harris
    8 months ago

    While I knew some of this topic covered today, it is always helpful to hear things again and definitely picked up some new information.


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