Colima Archives and Libraries

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Colima Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico de Colima)

To search for your Colima ancestors, the Colima Historical Archive is an excellent resource. Its holdings include:

  • The most complete newspaper archive available for the official Colima state newspaper, "El Estado de Colima," including the years 1867 to 1900. The Colima Historical Archive website includes a table listing specifically what articles appear in every issue of the newspaper. To view the catalog, click on Acervos; then next to Fondo Periódico Oficial “El Estado de Colima” 1867–1900, click on Descargar.
  • Civil registration records from 1867 to 1899 are in the archive. In this collection, 1078 books of birth, marriage, and death records are preserved. The following places are included in the collection: Colima city, Coquimatlán, Zacualpan, Manzanillo, Camotlán de Miraflores, Cuauhtémoc, Quesería, Tecomán, Comala, Villa de Álvarez, Suchitlán, San Miguel de la Unión, Ixtlahuacán y El Mamey (hoy Minatitlán). Some places only have a partial collection, but the Colima records are complete.
  • and much, much more

Contact Information

Juárez y Díaz Mirón s/n
Colima, México, CP 28000.
Colonia Centro,
Tel: ( 52 ) ( 312 ) 313 9993