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Title in the Language of the Record
Registro Civil del Estado de Tamaulipas, México.
This collection of civil records for Tamaulipas covers the years 1800 to 2002.
This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of the records is in Spanish. Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95 percent of the population. Beginning in 1859, the Mexican government began requiring births, marriages, and deaths to be recorded by civil authorities on a municipality/district level. Although these records are a great source of genealogical information, they are not complete as civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867 and people did not always comply. For this reason, church registers must be used alongside the civil records. The civil records of Mexico have been preserved relatively well. Only some of the older registers may have some physical damage; however, they are generally in good condition to extract genealogical information.
The Mexican civil registration was created to record the vital events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
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Birth records usually contain the following:
- Date and place of birth
- Child's name and gender
- Child’s date and place of birth
- Presenter's name, age, civil status, origin, nationality and residence
- Parents' names, age, civil status, origin, nationality and residence
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
- Names of witnesses and their age and residence
Marriage records usually contain the following:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Groom's age, civil status, occupation, origin, nationality and residence
- Names of groom's parents, their occupation, origin and residence
- Bride's age and civil status
- Names of bride's parents, their occupation, origin and residence
- Names of witnesses
- Witnesses' age, civil status, occupation, and residence
- Witnesses' relationship to couple
Death records usually contain the following:
- Name and age of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Cause of death
- Birth date and place of deceased
- Nationality and residence of deceased
- Parents' names of deceased
- Spouse's name, if married
- Declarant's name, age, occupation, nationality and residence
- Declarant;s relationship to deceased
- Names of witnesses
- Witnesses' age, nationality, residence and relationship to deceased
- Sometimes, burial information
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality"
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Using the Information
The civil registration records in Mexico are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1867. Important genealogical data can be found in these records, which may also include data of other family members to fill in another generation group.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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- Mexico Civil Registration
- Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Citations for This Collection
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- "Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing General Civil Registration State Archives, Tamaulipas.
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