Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind: There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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Keep in mind:  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.  
  
 
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. Continue to search the index and records to identify siblings or children. Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify siblings or children.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
  
 
==== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ====
 
==== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ====
  
Check for variant spellings of the names. Search the records of nearby localities.  
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*Search the records of nearby localities.  
  
 
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Revision as of 21:09, 30 July 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

This collection will include copies of original civil registration records of births from the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be added as they become available.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

“Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, Births.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Record Content

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Registrant or informant and their personal information
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child’s date and place of birth
  • Father's name, age, marital status, occupation and residence
  • Mother's maiden name, age, marital status and residence
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of witnesses and their personal information

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki articles: [Mexico Language and Languages]

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify siblings or children.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

Related Websites

Mexico Civil Registry

Related Wiki Articles

Mexico Civil Registration

Aguascalientes Civil Registration

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again. Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.