Mexico, Nayarit, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Mexico Gotoarrow.pngNayarit

Access the Records
Mexico, Nayarit, Civil Registration, 1868-2001 .
This article describes a collection of records at
Nayarit, Mexico
Mexico Flag.png
Flag of the United Mexican States
MX Locator Map Mexico Nayarit.png
Location of Nayarit, Mexico
Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1868-2001
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Nayarit, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Civil Registration State Archives, Nayarit

What is in the Collection?

This collection of civil records for Nayarit covers the years 1868 to 2001.

This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as 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% 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, church registers must be used alongside the civil records. 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 to extract genealogical information.

The Mexican civil registration was created to record the vital events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.

The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of record
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Name and gender of child
  • Child’s date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Witnesses' names, age, occupation and residence

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, civil status, occupation, nationality and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and years since death if deceased
  • Groom's parents' age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Bride's age, civil status, occupation, nationality and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and years since death if deceased
  • Bride's parents' age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date, time and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Declarant's name, age, occupation, origin and residence
  • Witnesses' names, age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Sometimes, burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ 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.

What Do I Do Next?

The civil registration records in Mexico are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1867. Important genealogical data can be found in these records, which may also include data of other family members to fill in another generation group.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Sinaloa is to the northwest, Durango to the north, and Jalisco to the east and south.

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

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.

Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Nayarit, Civil Registration, 1868-2001." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Civil Registration State Archives, Nayarit.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Nayarit, Civil Registration, 1868-2001.