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Question #1: In the browse point Texcoco > Nacimientos 1873 – 1894, I encounter about 20 all black or mostly black images. Is this a problem with my computer or the website?
Answer #1: There is nothing wrong with your computer or the website. The microfilm and the digital copy of the following images in the browse point Texcoco >Nacimientos 1873-1894 are black or mostly black: 7, 21, 24, 40, 42, 56, 82, 90, 103, 105, 214, 216, 220, 234, 236, 238, 244, 294, 315, 319, 348, and 365. It would appear that the photographer purposely used these black images to separate or delineate different books of birth records. These are not faulty images of the actual registers.

Question #2 : I have encountered the following cities or municipalities in both this collection (Mexico, México Estado, Civil Registration, 1861-1941) and Mexico, Morelos, Civil Registration, 1861-1920 collection:

Apaxco > Defunciones 1929 and Apaxco > Matrimonios 1879
Atenco > Defunciones 1914
Atlacomulco > Defunciones 1922-1923
La Magdalena Atlicpac > Nacimientos, defunciones 1875-1897
Nicolás Romero > Matrimonios 1888-1890
San Martín > Matrimonios, defunciones 1873
Valle de Bravo > Nacimientos 1868

Don’t these cities and their “Tipo de registro y años” all belong to this collection?
Answer #2: Yes, these cities and their browse points belong in this collection. The records found are all from the same Film 1104172. The records from these cities that are found in this collection are duplicates to the ones found in the Morelos collection. There are no missing images.

Question #3: When I am looking through the images for Nicolás Romero > Matrimonios 1888-1890, I see that the records reference “Monte Bajo.” What is the correct locality?
Answer #3: The records for Monte Bajo are for Nicolás Romero. The municipality of Nicolás Romero was known by the names of Azcapotzaltongo, in ancient times; San Pedro Azcapotzaltongo, for most of the colonial period; Monte Bajo from 1821 to April 18, 1898 (that decree was lifted and was then called Villa Nicolás Romero, but colloquially, the county seat was still called San Pedro); and in 1998 by Decree No. 63, its status was elevated to City Villa, Ciudad Nicolás Romero.

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