Mexico Record Selection Table
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Revision as of 06:59, 12 August 2008 by Davide
This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.
- In column 1 find the goal you selected, then in column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
- Read the sections in the outline about those types of records.
- Look for those types of records in the Family History Library Catalog.
- Search the records.
- If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records. Note: Records of previous research (Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but they are not listed unless they are especially helpful.
|1. If You Need||2. Look First In||3. Then Search|
|Age||Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Birth date||Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Birthplace||Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Boundaries and origins||Maps||Gazetteers, History|
|Customs||History, Minorities||Social Life and Customs|
|Country of foreign birth||Civil Registration||Emigration and Immigration|
|Death information||Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Divorce||Court Records||Civil Registration|
|Emigration information||Emigration and Immigration|
|Ethnic background||Church Records||Emigration and Immigration|
|Historical background||History, Encyclopedia and Dictionaries||Gazetteers, Periodicals|
|Immigration date||Emigration and Immigration||Naturalization and Citizenship|
|Maiden name||Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Marriage information||Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Naming customs||History||Social Life and Customs|
|Parents||Civil Records||Church Records|
|Physical description||Military Records||Emigration and Immigration|
|Places of residence||Civil Registration||Church Records, Biography, Census|
|Previous research||Genealogy, Biography||Periodicals|
|Social activities||Social Life and Customs||History|