Hispanic Heritage Project


August 5, 2011


Digitized Images of Documents held in the

 Archive of Parral are now Available to Researchers

The Archivo historico municipal de Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico (also known as the Archivo de Hidalgo del Parral) houses the Fondo Colonial. This important collection contains a wealth of historical documents that pertain to what was once the Spanish colonial province of Nueva Vizcaya. Today, that vast geographic area encompasses the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Durango, the eastern parts of Sonora and Sinaloa as well as the southwest part of Coahuila.

 Researchers whose area of interest is Nueva Vizcaya for the years 1632 to 1821, can now obtain digitized copies of documents found in the Fondo Colonial collection. This can be accomplished with the assistance of the non-profit organization, the Hispanic Heritage Project. The Hispanic Heritage Project’s website, hh-p.org, provides a searchable catalog of the documents held in the collection. The website also provides more detailed information about the Parral archive and how to access its collections.

After locating a document of interest, digital images of that document can be ordered by email. Once a document request is sent to the Archivo histórico municipal de Parral, notification of the cost for the images will be sent to the requester by return email. Payment can be made either by direct deposit to the Hispanic Heritage Project, Bank of America account 24691-14835 or by mailing a check to the Hispanic Heritage Project, 1400 Oak Hill Rd. #811; Escondido 92027. The charge for that service is $1.00 for the first image and 25 cents for each additional image. 

Email requests should be made to: archivehistorico.parral@gmail.com

Questions can be sent to Carlos Yturralde at: hhproject1@gmail.com