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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Aguascalientes, México

Record Description

This collection includes civil registration birth records from the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico, and date from 1859 to 1961. The text of the records is in Spanish.

For more details on Mexican civil registration records, see the parent article Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859-1961.

Record Content

Birth records may 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

To search by index:
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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "City or Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. 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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Zacatecas is on the western, northern, and eastern borders and Jalisco is on the southern border.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, Aguascalientes items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Aguascalientes items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.

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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 also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

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

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859-1961.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859-1961.


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