Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of miscellaneous records covers the years 1586-1970.  
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This collection of miscellaneous records covers the years 1570 to 1882.  
  
 
These are miscellaneous records kept at the Historical Archive of the State of San Luis Potosi (Archivo Histórico del Estado de San Luis Potosí). These records include notary records, military records, censuses, passports, birth records, marriage records, death records, and so on. Records are handwritten for the most part with the text in Spanish.  
 
These are miscellaneous records kept at the Historical Archive of the State of San Luis Potosi (Archivo Histórico del Estado de San Luis Potosí). These records include notary records, military records, censuses, passports, birth records, marriage records, death records, and so on. Records are handwritten for the most part with the text in Spanish.  
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Vital records are the most reliable records for family history research. However, other records may serve as secondary sources, especially when vital records are not available. It could also supplement other information that may help to identify an ancestor.  
 
Vital records are the most reliable records for family history research. However, other records may serve as secondary sources, especially when vital records are not available. It could also supplement other information that may help to identify an ancestor.  
  
For a list of records by categories and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/2040013/waypoints Browse].  
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content ==
  
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'''Key genealogical facts found in these different types of records may include the following:'''  
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'''Records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Name of the primary persons  
 
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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To search the collection,<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒Select "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
  
*The approximate date the event occurred
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Look at the images one by one 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. Keep in mind:
*The name of the primary individual or individuals
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Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. If you want to find more information about the family, these pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the state.  
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.yhestrategia.com/ahslp/ Archivo Historico del Estado de San Luis Potosí]
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[http://www.yhestrategia.com/ahslp/ Archivo Historico del Estado de San Luis Potosí]  
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2040013/waypoints Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
"México, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1842," images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://familysearch.org: accessed 14 June 2012), Documentos Judiciales 1841, vol 24 &gt; image 524 of 657; payment to Nicolas Garica, dated 31 May 1842; citing Mexico. Various entities. Miscellaneous records. San Luis Potosi State Historical Archive, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
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Revision as of 17:14, 14 January 2014

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

México. Varios Tipos de Registros conservados en el Archivo Histórico del Estado de San Luis Potosí.

Record Description

This collection of miscellaneous records covers the years 1570 to 1882.

These are miscellaneous records kept at the Historical Archive of the State of San Luis Potosi (Archivo Histórico del Estado de San Luis Potosí). These records include notary records, military records, censuses, passports, birth records, marriage records, death records, and so on. Records are handwritten for the most part with the text in Spanish.

Records in this collection were created by authorized officials and kept for the most part at a local archive. In time, the information was passed to a major archive for preservation. The archive has approximately one hundred and sixty collections. Some of the most relevant are the following:

  • Mayor Municipality of Charcas (1657-1852), inheritance information, legacies, and various kinds of news from the Municipality of Charcas and the Altiplano.
  • Mayor Municipality of San Luis Potosí (1554-1841). Public notary protocols, trade news, government, etc.
  • Municipality of San Luis Potosí (1593-1992). Council minutes, and trade, finance, and war records.
  • State Cadastre (1886-1981). Legal estate and rural and urban architectural plans of the state.
  • Joint Land Commission (1916-1992). Extensions, allocations, deprivation and general investigation of parcel usufruct. (Usufruct is the legal right to use the fruits or profits of something belonging to someone else.)
  • Civil Registry (1860-1930). Guardianship proceedings, presentations, and records of births, marriages, and deaths.
  • Public Registry of Property and Commerce (1755-1976). Protocols and appendices of scribes and notary publics.
  • General Secretariat of Government (1825-1961). Meat supply, books of brotherhoods, land disputes, elections, and electoral rolls.
  • Supreme Court (1737-1970). Plenary, criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings.

Only some of the above sources may have been acquired for publishing in FamilySearch.

Each type of record was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs and that of a government entity.

Vital records are the most reliable records for family history research. However, other records may serve as secondary sources, especially when vital records are not available. It could also supplement other information that may help to identify an ancestor.

For a list of records by categories and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content


Records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the primary persons
  • Names of heirs, parents, spouse, children, or other relatives
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Places and dates the documents were written and recorded (which can be used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Places of residence
  • Dates and places of births, marriages, and deaths

How to Use the Records

To search the collection,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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. 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 Keep 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 reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Related Websites

Archivo Historico del Estado de San Luis Potosí

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

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

"Mexico, San Luis Potosi, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Historical Archive of the State of San Luis Potosí.