Mexico, Morelos, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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“Mexico, México Estado, Civil Registration, 1861-1941,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21749-54382-41?cc=1916244&wc=12873356: accessed 30 August, 2012), Atlautla > Nacimientos 1908-1928 > image 328 of 334 images, Lucia Ramirez, 1928; citing pueblo de Atlautla, Chaleo, Mexico.
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“Mexico, México Estado, Civil Registration, 1861-1941,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21809-2832-11?cc=1922412&wc=13237857: accessed 30 August, 2012), Atenco > Defunciones 1917 > image 45 of 50 images, Refugio Garcia, 1914; citing pueblo de Atenco, Mexico.

Revision as of 15:35, 30 August 2012

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Morelos, México.

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Morelos covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1920.

This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.

Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95% of the population. Beginning in 1859, the Mexican government began requiring births, marriages, and deaths to be recorded by civil authorities on a municipality/district level. Although these records are a great source of genealogical information, they are not complete as civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867 and people did not always comply. For this reason, church registers must be used alongside the civil records. The civil records of Mexico have been preserved relatively well. Only some of the older registers may have some physical damage; however, in general they are in good condition to extract genealogical information.

The Mexican civil registration was created to record the vital events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.

The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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.

Civil registry offices in Morelos. Civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Morelos, México.

Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Morelos.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of the principal
  • Child’s gender
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
  • Names of witnesses

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
  • Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Name of witnesses

The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:

  • Place and date of the event
  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the principal (deceased)
  • Civil status of principal at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Parents' names
  • Sometimes place of burial

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the Ciudad o municipio
⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años 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.

The civil registration records in Mexico are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1867. Important genealogical data can be found in these records, which may also include data of other family members to fill in another generation group.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Mexico, México Estado, Civil Registration, 1861-1941,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21809-2832-11?cc=1922412&wc=13237857: accessed 30 August, 2012), Atenco > Defunciones 1917 > image 45 of 50 images, Refugio Garcia, 1914; citing pueblo de Atenco, Mexico.