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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.

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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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In 1568, Phillip II decreed that the Moors should abandon their names and adopt Spanish names. Thus, some Moorish names such as Ben-egas became Venegas.

The additional four influences that played a part in the development of Spanish surnames were patronymic, occupational, descriptive or nickname, and geographical (estates, manors, and dominions) terms. Read more...

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  • Land records are primarily used to learn where an individual lived and when he or she lived there. They often reveal other information, such as the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or neighbors. You may learn where a person lived previously, his or her occupation, and other clues for further research. Read more...

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