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Guide to '''Mexico ancestry, family history and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Mexico is a country in North America bordered by the [[United States Genealogy|United States]], [[Belize Genealogy|Belize]], and [[Guatemala Genealogy|Guatemala]]. It was formerly a colony of [[Spain Genealogy|Spain]]. The official language is Spanish.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mexico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting started with Mexican research  ==
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==Getting Started ==
 
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Welcome to the México page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the México page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Mexican records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The México Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential! The following articles and links are most useful for getting started with Mexican research.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Mexico Locating Place of Origin|Finding the Place of Origin of your Ancestor in Mexico]]
 
*[[Improve your Search Results for Hispanic Ancestors in FamilySearch.org|Improve your Search Results in FamilySearch.org]]
 
*[[Mexico Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Mexico Church Records|Catholic Church Records]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307314 1930 Mexico National Census]
 
*[[Mexico Gazetteers|Finding the Locality]]
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Spanish%20Handwriting Reading Spanish Handwritten Records]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spanish-script-tutorial/92 Spanish Script Tutorial]
 
 
 
[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 ''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to Latin American research.'']
 
 
 
== Si usted entiende español  ==
 
 
 
Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de México en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. '''Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.'''
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions - States  ==
 
 
 
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*[[Aguascalientes|Aguascalientes]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Mexico Research</h3>
*[[Baja California|Baja California]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Mexico research.
*[[Baja California Sur|Baja California Sur]]  
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*[[Mexico How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
*[[Campeche|Campeche]]  
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*[[Improve your Search Results for Hispanic Ancestors in FamilySearch.org]]  
*[[Chiapas|Chiapas]]  
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*[[Mexico Locating Place of Origin|Mexican ancestors]] - Mexican Americans and locating the place of origin
*[[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]  
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*[[Mexico Quick Start Guide|Quick Start Guide]]  
*[[Coahuila|Coahuila]]  
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*[[Mexico Locating Place of Origin|Locating Place of Orgin]]  
*[[Colima|Colima]]  
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*[[Mexico Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Distrito Federal|Distrito Federal]]
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:[[Mexico Genealogy#More Mexico Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
*[[Durango, Mexico|Durango]]
 
*[[Guanajuato|Guanajuato]]
 
  
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*[[Guerrero|Guerrero]]
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*[[Hidalgo|Hidalgo]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Mexico research.
*[[Jalisco|Jalisco]]  
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
*[[Estado de México|Estado de México]]  
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]  
*[[Michoacán|Michoacán]]  
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*[[Spanish Letter Writing Guide]]  
*[[Morelos|Morelos]]  
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*[[Mexico Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
*[[Nayarit|Nayarit]]  
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:[[Mexico Genealogy#More Mexico Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
*[[Nuevo León|Nuevo León]]
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*[[Oaxaca|Oaxaca]]
 
*[[Puebla|Puebla]]
 
*[[Querétaro|Querétaro]]
 
  
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{{Click|File:MexicoOGR.png|Mexico Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*[[Quintana Roo|Quintana Roo]]  
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==How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records for Each State==
*[[San Luis Potosí|San Luis Potosí]]
 
*[[Sinaloa|Sinaloa]]
 
*[[Sonora|Sonora]]
 
*[[Tabasco|Tabasco]]
 
*[[Tamaulipas|Tamaulipas]]
 
*[[Tlaxcala|Tlaxcala]]
 
*[[Veracruz|Veracruz]]
 
*[[Yucatán|Yucatán]]
 
*[[Zacatecas|Zacatecas]]
 
  
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*[[Aguascalientes, Mexico Genealogy|Aguascalientes]]
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*[[Baja California, Mexico Genealogy|Baja California]]
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*[[Baja California Sur, Mexico Genealogy|Baja California Sur]]
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*[[Campeche, Mexico Genealogy|Campeche]]
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*[[Chiapas, Mexico Genealogy|Chiapas]]
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*[[Chihuahua, Mexico Genealogy|Chihuahua]]
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*[[Coahuila, Mexico Genealogy|Coahuila]]
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*[[Colima, Mexico Genealogy|Colima]]
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*[[Distrito Federal, Mexico Genealogy|Distrito Federal]]
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*[[Durango, Mexico Genealogy|Durango]]
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*[[Guanajuato, Mexico Genealogy|Guanajuato]]
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*[[Guerrero, Mexico Genealogy|Guerrero]]
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*[[Hidalgo, Mexico Genealogy|Hidalgo]]
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*[[Jalisco, Mexico Genealogy|Jalisco]]
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*[[State of Mexico, Mexico Genealogy|State of Mexico]]
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*[[Michoacán]]
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*[[Morelos, Mexico Genealogy|Morelos]]
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*[[Nayarit, Mexico Genealogy|Nayarit]]
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*[[Nuevo León, Mexico Genealogy|Nuevo León]]
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*[[Oaxaca, Mexico Genealogy|Oaxaca]]
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*[[Puebla, Mexico Genealogy|Puebla]]
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*[[Querétaro, Mexico Genealogy|Querétaro]]
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*[[Quintana Roo, Mexico Genealogy|Quintana Roo]]
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*[[San Luis Potosí, Mexico Genealogy|San Luis Potosí]]
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*[[Sinaloa, Mexico Genealogy|Sinaloa]]
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*[[Sonora, Mexico Genealogy|Sonora]]
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*[[Tabasco, Mexico Genealogy|Tabasco]]
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*[[Tamaulipas, Mexico Genealogy|Tamaulipas]]
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*[[Tlaxcala, Mexico Genealogy|Tlaxcala]]
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*[[Veracruz, Mexico Genealogy|Veracruz]]
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*[[Yucatán, Mexico Genealogy|Yucatán]]
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*[[Zacatecas, Mexico Genealogy|Zacatecas]]
 
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*'''For states numbered 1-7, click on their names in the legend.  The map area for those states is too small to access accurately. Notice also that Sonora is spelled Sonara and Oaxaca is spelled Oasaca.'''<br>
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==More Mexico Research Strategies==
 
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Mexico.
= Research Tools  =
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*[[Mexico How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
 
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Mexico.pdf Family History Research Outline] - contains many out-of-date links
*All [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=MEXICO records collections for Mexico] available on FamilySearch.org.
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to Latin American research].
*Join our group of Mexico researchers on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mexico-Genealogy-Research-Community/231395763572280 Facebook]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spanish-script-tutorial/92 Spanish Script Tutorial]
*[[Mexico Locating Place of Origin]] This article is for those whose Mexican ancestors came to the United States.
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mexico Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Mexico]
 
*[[Spanish Letter Writing Guide]]
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[http://mexicangenealogy.info/ Mexican Genealogy] - A website&nbsp;to educate and provide its readers with resources to locate their Mexican Ancestors, whom at one point lived in Mexico. Also on [https://www.facebook.com/MexicanGenealogy Facebook.]  
 
*[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/7/7f/Mexico_Research_Outline.pdf Mexican Research Outline]  
 
*Research Guide:[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Mexico.pdf BYU Research Outline for Mexico]
 
*[[Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 ''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to Latin American research.'']
 
*[[Mexico Websites|Websites]]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Central_America,_Colonial_Census_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Central America, Colonial Census Records (FamilySearch&nbsp;Historical Records)]
 
*[[Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Parish Records|Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sir States Catholic Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]])
 
*[[Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*Mexico 1930 Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*[[Mexico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico Civil Registraion Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*Mexico, Mexico State Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historica Records)<br>
 
*[[Mexico, State of Mexico Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico, State of Mexico Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico, State of Morelos Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico, State of Morelos Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico, State of Quintana Roo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico, State of Quintana Roo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[[Mexico, State of San Luis Potosi Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico, State of San Luis Potosi Civil Registrations (FamilySearch]][[Mexico, State of San Luis Potosi Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Mexico, San Luis Potosi Historical Archive Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico, San Luis Potosi Historical Archive Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Mexico, State of Sonora Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mexico, State of Sonora Civil Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
== Featured Content  ==
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==More Mexico Research Tools==
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Mexico.
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
  
In 1568, Phillip II decreed that the Moors should abandon their names and adopt Spanish names. Thus, some Moorish names such as Ben-egas became Venegas.  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Mexico Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927078?region=Mexico Mexico Historical Record Collections]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Mexico Family History Center locator map]
  
The additional four influences that played a part in the development of Spanish surnames were patronymic, occupational, descriptive or nickname, and geographical (estates, manors, and dominions) terms. [[Mexico Names, Personal|Read more...]]
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[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 ''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to Latin American research.'']
 
 
 
== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
*Land records are primarily used to learn where an individual lived and when he or she lived there. They often reveal other information, such as the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or neighbors. You may learn where a person lived previously, his or her occupation, and other clues for further research. [[Mexico Land and Property|Read more...]]
 
 
 
== Help Wanted  ==
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
 
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*[[Mexico Church Directories]]
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration|Mexico Civil Registration/ Vital Records]]
 
*[[Mexico Census]]
 
  
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Mexico Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Mexico Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Mexico is Dwsmith2
North America
Mexico

Guide to Mexico ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Mexico is a country in North America bordered by the United States, Belize, and Guatemala. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Mexico Research

Links to articles on getting started with Mexico research.

See More Research Strategies

Mexico Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Mexico research.

See More Research Tools


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How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records for Each State

Mexico Clickable Map

  • For states numbered 1-7, click on their names in the legend. The map area for those states is too small to access accurately. Notice also that Sonora is spelled Sonara and Oaxaca is spelled Oasaca.
Baja CaliforniaBaja California SurSonoraChihuahuaCoahuilaNuevoLeónTamaulipasDurangoSinaloaZacatecasNayaritJaliscoSan Luis PotosíGuanajuatoMichoacánVeracruzPueblaGuerreroOaxacaChiapasTabascoCampecheYucatánQuintana RooAguascalientesHidalgoMexicoDestrito FederalMorelosTlaxcalaColimaMexico-states-map.gif
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More Mexico Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Mexico.

More Mexico Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Mexico.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mexico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico, accessed 24 March 2016.