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Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico from 1639 - 1950. The text of the records is in Spanish. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.
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- “ Mexico, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1639-1950. ” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil en Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl.
Birth records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of registration
- Registrant or informant and their personal information
- Child's name and gender
- Child’s date and place of birth
- Father's name, age, marital status, occupation and residence
- Mother's maiden name, age, marital status and residence
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
- Names of witnesses and their personal information
Marriage records generally contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Groom's age, legitimacy and marital status
- Groom's occupation, origin and residence
- Names of groom's parents
- Groom's witnesses, age, marital status, occupation, origin and residence
- Bride's age, legitimacy and marital status
- Bride's origin and residence
- Names of bride's parents
- Bride's witnesses, age, marital status, occupation, origin and residence
Death records usually contain the following information:
- Registration date and place
- Name of registrant
- Registrant's age, place of origin and residence
- Relationship between registrant and deceased
- Name and age of deceased
- Religion, marital status, occupation and origin of deceased
- Name of spouse, if married
- Date and place of death
- Cause of death
- Witnesses and their personal information
- Sometimes, parents’ names
- Sometimes, place of burial
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