Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859-1961 .
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|Flag of the United Mexican States|
|Location of Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||México, Aguascalientes, Registros Civiles del Estado|
|Aguascalientes State Historical Archives|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can This Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection includes civil registration birth records from the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico, and date from 1859 to 1961. These records are written in Spanish.
For more details on Mexican civil registration records, see the parent article Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).
To Browse This Collection
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What Can This Collection Tell Me?
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 usually contain the following:
- Marriage date and place
- Groom's name
- Groom's marital status and occupation
- Groom's age and residence
- Groom's parents' names (including mother's maiden name)
- Bride's name
- Bride's marital status, age, and residence
- Bride's parents' names (including mother's maiden name)
- Witnesses' names, marital status, age, birthplaces, and residences
Death records generally contain:
- Date and place of death
- Deceased's name (a woman may be filed under maiden name or married name)
- Deceased's age and occupation
- Deceased's parents' names and ages
- Witnesses' names, ages, occupations, and residences
How Do I Search the Collection?
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
⇒Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
As with any index, transcription errors could have occurred and not all information may be transcribed. It is recommended you verify the information with the original record.
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⇒Select the appropriate "City or Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
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For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
What Do I Do Next?
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?
- Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Zacatecas is on the western, northern, and eastern borders and Jalisco is on the southern border.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Continue to search the index and records to identify siblings or children.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- “Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, Births, 1859-1961.” Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Archivo Histórico del Estado de Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes State Historical Archives, Aguascalientes).
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