Mexico Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
== Collection Time Period  ==

Revision as of 03:07, 27 April 2010

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

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1564 through the mid 1900s.


Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1999, some of the entries were published on 4 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Middle America Vital Records Index: Mexico." This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Mexico. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. 

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors. 

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Mexico. 

Record Description 

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials  

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Baptisms, 1560-1950 Marriages, 1680-1940 Deaths, 1570-1950
Aguascalientes 416,041 83,228 3,935
Baja California 23,475 324 0
Baja California Sur 44,103 6,937 0
Campeche 203,162 38,259 0
Chiapas 700,607 94,888 1,174
Chihuahua 532,034 89,244 3,381
Coahuila 469,840 66,038 0
Colima 167,233 31,039 0
Distrito Federal 2,830,206 397,421 17,513
Durango 870,868 142,860 852
Guanajuato 5,058,366 827,800 39,630
Guerrero 1,321,846 182,354 0
Hidalgo 3,532,950 392,011 0
Jalisco 4,478,476 752,218 434
Mexico 1,881,874 66,449 238,160
Mexico Estado 435,353 75,077 0
Michoacán 1,882,722 286,328 28,742
Morelos 729,716 87,035 0
Nayarit 677,135 39,993 0
Nuevo León 223,602 93,608 5,472
Oaxaca 3,671,561 445,039 1,266
Puebla 6,419,934 864,523 6,136
Querétaro 1,417,524 145,529 5,081
Quintana Roo 0 424 1,231
San Luis Potosí 1,950,221 349,678 0
Sinaloa 234,820 33,502 0
Sonora 208,757 27,046 0
Tabasco 46,493 4,097 0
Tamaulipas 393,164 44,133 4,853
Tlaxcala 242,310 14,065 3,180
Veracruz 845,372 89,260 268
Yucatán 1,221,177 316,264 759
Zacatecas 1,224,602 145,505 0
Totals 44,355,544 6,232,176 362,067



How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted. 

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Related Wiki Articles

 Mexico Baptisms 1700-1900 

 Mexico Marriages 1700-1900

Sources of This Collection

"Mexico Baptisms, 1700-1900," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Mexico.

"Mexico Marriages, 1700-1900," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in repositories archives throughout Mexico.

"Mexico Deaths, 1700-1900," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Mexico.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

How to Cite Your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)