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The Historic Archive of the Cathedral of Señora Guadalupe

El Archivo Histórico de la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
The Archivo de la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is located in the administrative offices underneath the Cathedral on the west side of the Plaza de Armas in downtown Ciudad Juárez. Mailing address: From U.S.: P.O. Box 1145, El Paso, TX 79947. From Mexico: Apdo. 53. Ciudad Juárez, 32000 Chihuahua + 656- 615-5562
The main foci are the Libro Bautismos (Book of Baptisms), Libro Confirmaciones (Book of Confirmations), Libro de Defunciones (Book of Deaths) and a collection known as Oficios Varios (various documents) that cover the period from about 1750 to the present. Inquiries should be directed to either the Archbishop or Martha I. Arroyo de Orozco. Monday Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Center for the Study of Images

Camino Real Centro del Imagen: Camino Real del Museo Histórico la ex Aduana Fronteriza de Ciudad Juárez
Corner of Av. 16 de Septiembre and Av. Juárez in downtown Ciudad Juárez + 656-612-4707.
The Centro del Imagen: Camino Real contains about 1,100 digitized photos and negatives of Ciudad Juárez and the border region (Fondo Sepulveda: 1,000); Chihuahua between 1920 and 1925 (Fondo Flores: 50), and the Aduana th (customs house) itself at the beginning of the 20 century (Fondo Bauche: 50). This collection is available for consultation only. Open by appointment only.

Special Collections University of Ciudad Juárez

Universidad Autonóma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) Colecciones Especiales
Housed in the university Main Library, in the Institute of Social and Administrative Sciences (ICSA) campus, Av. Heroico Colegio Militar 3775, Cuidad Juárez, 32310 Chihuahua + 656-688-3870
ICSA is located just south of the Bridge of the Americas and to the east of the Megabandera (The Giant Flag). There are ten collections (fondos), four of which are thematic and seven based on private libraries that the university inherited: Fondo Universitario; Fondo Juridico; Fondo Chihuahua; and Fondo Antiguo y Raro fall into the first category, while Fondo Fuentes Mares; Fondo R. Melgar; Fondo J. L. Orozco; Fondo Ruben Lau, Fondo Enrique Semo, and Fondo Guillermo Rousset were donated by their namesakes or their relatives. The range of material is extensive and includes manuscripts of Fuentes Mares and Enrique Semo, and books, pamphlets and documents important to the history of Chihuahua. Inquiries should be directed to Fabián Iguarán Soto figuaran@uacj.mx, the archivist. Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Historic Archive of Ciudad Juárez

El Archivo Histórico de Ciudad Juárez
Ignacio Ramirez #325 in Parque Borunda + 656-616-3767, ext. 17

Here are the batch numbers for Juarez.
Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Batch #  Year Range  Film #

J600521 1750 - 1757 0162702 males only
K600521 1750 - 1757 0162702 females only

J600522 1755 - 1783 0162703 males only
K600522 1755 - 1783 0162703 females only

C600523 1798 - 1825 0162704

J600524 1826 - 1845 0162705 males only
K600524 1826 - 1845 0162705 females only

J600525 1848 - 1857 0162706 males only
K600525 1848 - 1857 0162706 females only

C600526 1861 - 1875 0162707

Marriage Records:
M600527 1727 - 1749 0162719
M600527 1775 - 1817 0162719
M600528 1826 - 1849 0162720