Mexico Record Selection Table

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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.
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''[[Mexico|Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mexico_Record_Selection_Table|Record Selection Table]]''
  
# In column 1 find the goal you selected, then in column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.  
# Read the sections in the outline about those types of records.
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# Look for those types of records in the Family History Library Catalog.
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# Search the records.
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# If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records. Note: Records of previous research (Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but they are not listed unless they are especially helpful.
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Step 1. '''In column 1''' select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?
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Step 2. '''In column 2''' find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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*Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library. <br><br>
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Step 3. '''In column 3''' find additional record types that may be useful. <br>
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*Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful.<br>
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''  
| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''
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| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''  
 
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
 
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
 
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| align="left" | Age
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| align="left" | Age  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| align="left" | Birth date  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace
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| align="left" | Birthplace  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Boundaries and origins
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| align="left" | Boundaries and origins  
| align="left" | Maps
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| align="left" | Maps  
 
| align="left" | Gazetteers, History
 
| align="left" | Gazetteers, History
 
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| align="left" | Customs
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| align="left" | Customs  
| align="left" | History, Minorities
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| align="left" | History, Minorities  
 
| align="left" | Social Life and Customs
 
| align="left" | Social Life and Customs
 
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
 
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
 
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| align="left" | Death information
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| align="left" | Death information  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Divorce
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| align="left" | Divorce  
| align="left" | Court Records
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| align="left" | Court Records  
 
| align="left" | Civil Registration
 
| align="left" | Civil Registration
 
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| align="left" | Emigration information
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| align="left" | Emigration information  
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
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| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration  
 
| align="left" |  
 
| align="left" |  
 
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| align="left" | Ethnic background
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| align="left" | Ethnic background  
| align="left" | Church Records
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| align="left" | Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
 
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
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| align="left" | Historical background  
| align="left" | History, Encyclopedia and Dictionaries
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| align="left" | History, Encyclopedia and Dictionaries  
 
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Periodicals
 
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Periodicals
 
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| align="left" | Immigration date
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| align="left" | Immigration date  
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
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| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration  
 
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship
 
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives
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| align="left" | Living relatives  
| align="left" | Directories
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| align="left" | Directories  
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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| align="left" | Maiden name  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Marriage information
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| align="left" | Marriage information  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Naming customs
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| align="left" | Naming customs  
| align="left" | History
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| align="left" | History  
 
| align="left" | Social Life and Customs
 
| align="left" | Social Life and Customs
 
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| align="left" | Naturalization
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| align="left" | Naturalization  
| align="left" | Court Records
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| align="left" | Court Records  
 
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| align="left" | Occupations
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| align="left" | Occupations  
| align="left" | Civil Records
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| align="left" | Civil Records  
 
| align="left" | Censuses
 
| align="left" | Censuses
 
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| align="left" | Parents
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| align="left" | Parents  
| align="left" | Civil Records
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| align="left" | Civil Records  
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
| align="left" | Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
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| align="left" | Physical description  
| align="left" | Military Records
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| align="left" | Military Records  
 
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
 
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids  
| align="left" | Gazetteers
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| align="left" | Gazetteers  
 
| align="left" | Maps
 
| align="left" | Maps
 
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| align="left" | Places of residence
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| align="left" | Places of residence  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Church Records, Biography, Census
 
| align="left" | Church Records, Biography, Census
 
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| align="left" | Previous research
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| align="left" | Previous research  
| align="left" | Genealogy, Biography
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| align="left" | Genealogy, Biography  
 
| align="left" | Periodicals
 
| align="left" | Periodicals
 
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| align="left" | Religion
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| align="left" | Religion  
| align="left" | Church Records
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| align="left" | Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Censuses
 
| align="left" | Censuses
 
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| align="left" | Social activities
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| align="left" | Social activities  
| align="left" | Social Life and Customs
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| align="left" | Social Life and Customs  
 
| align="left" | History
 
| align="left" | History
 
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Revision as of 18:52, 15 September 2012

Mexico Gotoarrow.png Record Selection Table

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.

Step 1. In column 1 select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

  • Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.

  • Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.



1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Civil Registration Church Records
Birth date Civil Registration Church Records
Birthplace Civil Registration Church Records
Boundaries and origins Maps Gazetteers, History
Customs History, Minorities Social Life and Customs
Country of foreign birth Civil Registration Emigration and Immigration
Death information Civil Registration Church Records
Divorce Court Records Civil Registration
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic background Church Records Emigration and Immigration
Historical background History, Encyclopedia and Dictionaries Gazetteers, Periodicals
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration Naturalization and Citizenship
Living relatives Directories
Maiden name Civil Registration Church Records
Marriage information Civil Registration Church Records
Naming customs History Social Life and Customs
Naturalization Court Records
Occupations Civil Records Censuses
Parents Civil Records Church Records
Physical description Military Records Emigration and Immigration
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps
Places of residence Civil Registration Church Records, Biography, Census
Previous research Genealogy, Biography Periodicals
Religion Church Records Censuses
Social activities Social Life and Customs History