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

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== Title in the&nbsp;Language of the Record  ==
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México. Varios Tipos de Registros conservados en el Archivo Histórico del Estado de San Luis Potosí.
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
== Collection Time Period  ==
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México, San Luis Potosí, Varios Tipos de Registros
 
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This collection of miscellaneous records covers the years 1586-1970.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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:
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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*Mayor Municipality of Charcas (1657-1852), inheritance information, legacies, and various kinds of news from the Municipality of Charcas and the Altiplano.
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*Mayor Municipality of San Luis Potosí (1554-1841). Public notary protocols, trade news, government, etc.
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*Municipality of San Luis Potosí (1593-1992). Council minutes, and trade, finance, and war records.  
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*State Cadastre (1886-1981). Legal estate and rural and urban architectural plans of the state.
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*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.)
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*Civil Registry (1860-1930). Guardianship proceedings, presentations, and records of births, marriages, and deaths.
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*Public Registry of Property and Commerce (1755-1976). Protocols and appendices of scribes and notary publics.
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*General Secretariat of Government (1825-1961). Meat supply, books of brotherhoods, land disputes, elections, and electoral rolls.
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*Supreme Court (1737-1970). Plenary, criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings.
  
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Only some of the above sources may have been acquired for publishing in FamilySearch.
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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.
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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.
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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'''Miscellaneous records''' may contain the following:
  
 
*Name of the primary persons  
 
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
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===Search the Collection===
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'''To browse the collection by image''':<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒Select "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
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Search the collection by image 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:
  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
*The approximate date the event occurred
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
*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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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
For example:  
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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===Other Searches===
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the state.
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===Surrounding Localities===
 
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Zacatecas]] is to the west, [[Nuevo León]] to the north, [[Tamaulipas]] to the northeast, [[Veracruz]] to the east, [[Hidalgo]] to the southeast, and [[Guanajuato]] to the south.
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records.
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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== Record History  ==
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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:
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*Mayor Municipality of Charcas (1657-1852), inheritance information, legacies, and various kinds of news from the Municipality of Charcas and the Altiplano.
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*Mayor Municipality of San Luis Potosí (1554-1841). Public notary protocols, trade news, government, etc.
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*Municipality of San Luis Potosí (1593-1992). Council minutes, and trade, finance, and war records.
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*State Cadastre (1886-1981). Legal estate and rural and urban architectural plans of the state.
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*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.)
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*Civil Registry (1860-1930). Guardianship proceedings, presentations, and records of births, marriages, and deaths.
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*Public Registry of Property and Commerce (1755-1976). Protocols and appendices of scribes and notary publics.
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*General Secretariat of Government (1825-1961). Meat supply, books of brotherhoods, land disputes, elections, and electoral rolls.
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*Supreme Court (1737-1970). Plenary, criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings.
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Only some of the above sources may have been acquired for publishing in FamilySearch.
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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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.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.  
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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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*[[San Luis Potosí Maps]]
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*[[San Luis Potosí History]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
 
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*[[Mexico]]  
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*[[San Luis Potosí]]
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*[[Mexico Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Mexico Census]]
 
*[[Mexico Census]]
  
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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

México, San Luis Potosí, Varios Tipos de Registros

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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for México, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882.

Record Content


Miscellaneous records may contain the following:

  • 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

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "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 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 resources:

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, San Luis Potosí items or FHL Keyword Mexico, San Luis Potosí 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.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Zacatecas is to the west, Nuevo León to the north, Tamaulipas to the northeast, Veracruz to the east, Hidalgo to the southeast, and Guanajuato to the south.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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

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 México, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882.