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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. To view films, see Where do I find a family history center?.

  • Sonora > Álamos (Álamos) > Purísima Concepción > Bautismos 1861-1868 only contains 178 images from the years 1861-1863. Only Items 1 and 2 were digitized from Film 663499. Per the Catalog Film Notes for Film 663499:
    o Items 1 – 3: Bautismos, L#17-18, oct. 1861-feb. 1863; ene.1864-jun. 1867 (paginas descoloridas);
    o Items 4 – 5: Bautismos, L#19-20, jul. 1866-nov. 1868 (Curato de la Noria, La Palma, Los Naranjos, Quelite, Recodo,Puerta de San Marcos, Higuanas, San Antonio de la Noria); and
    o Item 6: Bautismos, L#21, feb. 1867-jun. 1868 (paginas descoloridas).
    Film 663499 will have to be ordered to view the remaining years from 1864 to 1868. 
  • Sonora > San Miguel de Horcasitas > San Miguel Arcangel > Bautismos 1858-1877 (años fuera de orden y algunos omitidos) can be found at the path Sonora > Rayón > [Nuestra Señora del Rosario and San Miguel Arcángel] > Bautismos 1858-1877 (años fuera de orden y algunos omitidos); OR Sonora > Carbó > [Nuestra Señora del Rosario and San Miguel Arcángel] > Bautismos 1858-1877 (años fuera de orden y algunos omitidos). They can also be found on Film 1909865.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Alamos > Purísima Concepción > Bautismos 1861-1863 are the only records online from Film 663499. Per the Catalog Film Note:
Items 1 – 3: Bautismos, L#17-18, oct. 1861-feb. 1863; ene.1864-jun. 1867 (paginas descoloridas);
Items 4 – 5: Bautismos, L#19-20, jul. 1866-nov. 1868 (Curato de la Noria, La Palma, Los Naranjos, Quelite, Recodo,Puerta de San Marcos, Higuanas, San Antonio de la Noria); and
Item 6: Bautismos, L#21, feb. 1867-jun. 1868 (paginas descoloridas).
Order Film 663499 to view the records from 1864 to 1868.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 2: The list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:

  • Arizpe > Nuestra Señora de la Asunción > Bautismos 1740-1788, 1794-1894 has the correct year span. Look at image 4 of 2174 to see a note: “El [4] lo escribia como 2 – el Padre Royas – No confundir esto.” The translation is “The 4 is written like a 2 … Don’t be confused by this.” The note is repeated on image 5.
  • San Miguel de Horcasitas > San Miguel Arcángel > Bautismos 1750-1758, 1753-1761, 1762-1771, 1782-1799 Defunciones 1752-1758 Matrimonios 1755-1756 should read as Bautismos 1750-1771, 1782-1799, Defunciones 1753-1758, 1763, Matrimonios 1755-1756. Due to the complexity, an itemization is included below:
Images 1-62: Bautismos 1750 - Jan 8, 1758
Images 62-86: Entierros 1753 - 1758
Images 87- 97: Matrimonios 1755 -1756
Images 97- 159: Bautismos 1758-1763
Images 160: Bautismos 1763 / Bautismos 1767
Images 161: Bautismos 1767 / Defunciones 1763
Images 162: Defunciones 1763 / Bautismos 1763
Images 163-209: Bautismos 1763-1771
Images 209-420: Bautismos 1782-1799