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FamilySearch identified the most complete online indexes for birth, marriage, and death information.

Do you know where your ancestor lived?



I know the location



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To find the town where your ancestor lived:


Option A:
If your ancestor immigrated to the United States between 1903-1957, the border crossing records may give their place of origin.

United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957 - FamilySearch


Option B:
If your ancestor was born after 1871, civil registration records may help identify a specific place.

Birth

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Search a birth index

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• 1510s-2000s:
Mexico Birth Collections

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Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950
Mexico Catholic Church Records
Mexico Civil Registration
For a full listing of all Mexico church and civil registration records: see Collections.



If the birth record was not found, try this next:

• 1860s-1940s: Mexico Civil Registrations of Birth at Ancestry ($)



What else you can try:

Additional online resources
Substitute records
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Why the record may not exist




Marriage

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Search a marriage index

Start here:

• 1510s-2000s:
Mexico Marriage Collections

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Mexico Marriages, 1570-1950
Mexico Catholic Church Records
Mexico Civil Registration
For a full listing of all Mexico church and civil registration records: see Collections.



If the marriage record was not found, try this next:

• 1860s-1960s: Mexico Civil Registrations of Marriage at Ancestry ($)



What else you can try:

Additional online resources
Substitute records
Improve searching
Why the record may not exist




Death

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Search a death index

Start here:

• 1510s-1990s:
Mexico Death Collections

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Mexico Deaths, 1680-1940
Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950 (includes deaths)
Mexico Catholic Church Records
Mexico Civil Registration
BillionGraves Index
Find A Grave Index
For a full listing of all Mexico church and civil registration records: see Collections.



If the death record was not found, try this next:

• 1860s-1980s: Mexico Civil Registrations of Death at Ancestry ($)



What else you can try:

Additional online resources
Substitute records
Improve searching
Why the record may not exist













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