Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005 .
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|Flag of the United Mexican States|
|Location of Querétaro, Mexico|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México|
|Querétaro State Archives|
What is in the Collection?
This collection of civil records for Querétaro covers the years 1864 to 2005.
The civil registration records for Mexico cover the vital events of birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. These records are written in Spanish.
Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95 percent of the population. Beginning in 1859, the Mexican government began requiring births, marriages, and deaths to be recorded by civil authorities on a municipality/district level. Although these records are a great source of genealogical information, they are not complete as civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867 and people did not always comply. For this reason, it is suggested to use church registers alongside the civil records to help in your research. The civil records of Mexico have been preserved relatively well. Only some of the older registers may have some physical damage; however, in general they are in good condition and are a reliable source to extract genealogical information.
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Birth records may contain the following:
- Date and place of birth
- Name and gender of child
- Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
- Names of witnesses
Marriage records may contain the following:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
- Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom
- Names of parents
- Name of witnesses
Death records may contain the following:
- Place and date of death
- Name of the deceased
- Civil status of principal at time of death
- Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
- Parents’ names
- Sometimes, place of burial
How Do I Search the Collection?
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⇒ Select the "City or Municipality"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
For Help Reading These Records
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
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What Do I Do Next?
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?
Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Guanajuato is to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Hidalgo to the east, Estado de México to the southeast, and Michoacán to the southwest.
Citing this Collection
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- "Mexico, Queretaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro (Querétaro State Archives).
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