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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registro Civil del Estado de Quintana Roo, México'''
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Registro Civil del Estado de Quintana Roo, México  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection of the civil records for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, covers the inclusive years of 1866 to 1902.  
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The collection of the civil records for Quintana Roo covers the years 1866 to 1902.  
  
 
This is a collection of civil registration records for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style,&nbsp;later&nbsp;records&nbsp;in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.  
 
This is a collection of civil registration records for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style,&nbsp;later&nbsp;records&nbsp;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.  
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Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95 percent 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 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.  
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Records in this collection are generally reliable, but depend on the reliability of the informant.  
 
Records in this collection are generally reliable, but depend on the reliability of the informant.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916247/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content ==
 
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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.
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Records are housed at various civil registry offices throughout the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Civil Registry. Mexico, Quintana Roo, civil registration. General Archive of Quintana, Mexico.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
[[Mexico, State of Quintana Roo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
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Image:Mexico quintana roo cr birth.jpg|Birth
 
Image:Mexico quintana roo cr birth.jpg|Birth
 
Image:Mexico quintana roo cr marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Mexico quintana roo cr marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Mexico quintana roo cr death.jpg|Death
 
Image:Mexico quintana roo cr death.jpg|Death
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following:
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Name and gender of child
*Name of the principal
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*Date of birth  
*Child’s gender
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*Child’s date of birth  
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*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Parents' names, residence, and/or places of origin  
 
*Parents' names, residence, and/or places of origin  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following:
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of marriage
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Civil status (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at the time of the event  
 
*Civil status (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at the time of the event  
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*Name of witnesses
 
*Name of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''  
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'''Death records''' may contain the following:
  
*Place and date of the event
 
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Name of the principal (deceased)  
 
*Name of the principal (deceased)  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the Estado <br> ⇒ Select the Ciudad o municipio <br> ⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.
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=== Search the Collection ===
  
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.  
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'''To browse the collection by image''':<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "State" <br>⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" <br>⇒ Select the "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.  
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=== Using the Information ===
  
 
The civil registration records 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.  
 
The civil registration records 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.  
  
== Related Websites ==
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
*[http://unstats.un.org/unsd/vitalstatkb/KnowledgebaseArticle50226.aspx Mexico Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System]
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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]
  
*[[Mexico]]
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=== Other Searches ===
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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*[[Quintana Roo]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Surrounding Localities ===
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Campeche]] is to the west, [[Yucatán]] to the northwest, and [[Belize Genealogy|Belize]] to the south.
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== Related Websites ==
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*[[Quintana Roo Maps]]
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*[[Quintana Roo History]]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]
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*[[Quintana Roo]]
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical 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.
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
“Mexico, Quintana Roo, Civil Registration, 1866-1902,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21317-55505-64?cc=1916247&amp;wc=11073044: accessed 30 August, 2012), Quintana Roo &gt; Conzumel &gt; Defunciones 1867-1902 &gt; image 504 of 517 images, Antonia Alcocer, 1902; citing pueblo de San Miguel de Conzumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite 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. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Quintana Roo, Civil Registration, 1866-1902." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Yucatán General Archives, Mérida.}}<br> <br> '''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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Latest revision as of 02:38, 18 June 2015

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registro Civil del Estado de Quintana Roo, México

Record Description

The collection of the civil records for Quintana Roo covers the years 1866 to 1902.

This is a collection of civil registration records for the State of Quintana Roo, 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 in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.

Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95 percent 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.

Records in this collection are generally reliable, but depend on the reliability of the informant.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Quintana Roo, Civil Registration, 1866-1902.

Record Content

Birth records may contain the following:

  • Name and gender of child
  • Date of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, residence, and/or places of origin
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records may contain the following:

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

Death records may contain the following:

  • 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
  • Occasionally, place of burial

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "State"
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality"
⇒ Select the "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.

Using the Information

The civil registration records 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.

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, Quintana Roo items or FHL Keyword Mexico, Quintana Roo 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. Campeche is to the west, Yucatán to the northwest, and Belize to the south.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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; that is, cite 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, Quintana Roo, Civil Registration, 1866-1902." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Yucatán General Archives, Mérida.

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, Quintana Roo, Civil Registration, 1866-1902.

 

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