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El Archivo de Hidalgo del Parral, 1631-1821 (Microform Collection)


This collection contains more than 360,000 pages of handwritten documents from the Municipal Archives of Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, for the years 1631-1821. Material in this collection documents the Spanish Colonial Era of Northern Mexico (and what is now part of the Southwestern United States.)

This primary source material, written in old-style Spanish, covers administrative problems and decisions, commerce, Indian affairs, slave traffic, law suits, criminal proceedings, etc. Reels are arranged chronologically. For each year covered, the material has been divided into the following sections: Section I: Causas Administrativas y de Guerra Section II: Minas Solares y Terrenos Section III: Protocolos Section IV: Causas Civiles Section V: Causas Criminales Section VI: Papales Varios


El Archivo de Hidalgo del Parral, 1631-1821 has call number MICFILM CD3676 .P3.
Check the library catalog for location.


The last reel of microfilm is a complete index.

Check the library catalog for location of the following.

There is also a print index: Index to el Archivo de Hidalgo del Parral, 1631-1821  CD3676 .P3 Index.

The following references may be useful when researching old Spanish documents:

Northern New Spain: a research guide  Z1251 .S8 B37

Paleographic guide for Spanish manuscripts, fifteenth-seventeenth centuries: roman numerals  PM3001 .T8 vol. 2 no. 1