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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Tlaxcala, México

Record Description

Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in Tlaxcala from 1639 to 1950. The text of the records is in Spanish.

For more information on civil registration records, see Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1639-1950.

Record Content

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

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

To search the collection by index: Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "City or Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image. Compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

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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Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Estado de México is to the west, Hidalgo to the north, and Puebla to the northeast and south.

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Citations for This Collection

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Collection citation:

“ Mexico, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1639-1950. ” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Tlaxcala State Archives, Xicohténcatl.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1639-1950.

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, Tlaxcala, Civil Registration, 1639-1950.

 

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