Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1859-1961
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: México, Aguascalientes, Registros Civiles del Estado
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Aguascalientes State Historical Archives

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This collection includes civil registration birth records from the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico, and date from 1859 to 1961.

For more details on Mexican civil registration records, see the parent article Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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Birth records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of registration Date and place of marriage Date and place of death
Informant's name and personal information Groom’s name Deceased's name (a woman may be filed either under her maiden or married name)
Child’s name and gender Groom’s marital status and occupation Deceased’s age and occupation
Child’s birth date and place of birth Groom’s age and residence Cause of death
Father’s name, age, marital status, occupation, and residence Groom’s parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name) Deceased’s parents’ names and ages
Mother’s maiden name, age, marital status and residence Bride’s name Witnesses’ names, ages, occupations, and residences
Names of paternal grandparents Bride’s marital status, age, and residence
Names of maternal grandparents Witnesses’ names, marital status, age, birthplaces, and residences
Names of witnesses and their personal information

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  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

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I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

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.
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
  • Try checking the Church records in Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records, 1620-1962 they can also be a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
  • There may be more than one person with the same name.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.

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Collection Citation:

“Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, Births, 1859-1961.” Database with images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Archivo Histórico del Estado de Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes State Historical Archives, Aguascalientes).

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