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Getting started with Mexican research
Welcome to the México page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the México page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Mexican records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The México Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential! The following articles and links are most useful for getting started with Mexican research.
- Finding the Place of Origin of your Ancestor in Mexico
- Improve your Search Results in FamilySearch.org
- Civil Registration
- Catholic Church Records
- 1930 Mexico National Census
- Finding the Locality
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- Reading Spanish Handwritten Records
- Spanish Script Tutorial
Si usted entiende español
Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de México en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.
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- All records collections for Mexico available on FamilySearch.org.
- Join our group of Mexico researchers on Facebook
- Mexico Locating Place of Origin This article is for those whose Mexican ancestors came to the United States.
- Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Mexico
- Spanish Letter Writing Guide
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- Mexican Genealogy - A website to educate and provide its readers with resources to locate their Mexican Ancestors, whom at one point lived in Mexico. Also on Facebook.
- Mexican Research Outline
- Research Guide:BYU Research Outline for Mexico
- Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to Latin American research.
Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:
- Central America, Colonial Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sir States Catholic Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico 1930 Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico Civil Registraion Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico, Mexico State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historica Records)
- Mexico, State of Mexico Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico, State of Morelos Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico, State of Quintana Roo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records
- Mexico, State of San Luis Potosi Civil Registrations (FamilySearchHistorical Records)
- Mexico, San Luis Potosi Historical Archive Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Mexico, State of Sonora Civil Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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