Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Guerrero, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1860-1996
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Guerrero, México
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Guerrero Civil Registry State Archives


What is in This Collection?

This is a collection of civil records for the Mexican state of Guerrero. The collection covers the years 1860 to 1996..

They are the records of births, marriages, and deaths and are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers.

These records cover about 90 to 95 percent of the population. Beginning in 1859, the Mexican government began requiring births, marriages, and deaths to be recorded by civil authorities on a municipality/district level. Although these records are a great source of genealogical information, they are not complete as civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867 and people did not always comply. For this reason, church records can be used alongside the civil records.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Name and gender of child
  • Child's birth date and place
  • Presenter's name
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' age(s), occupation, nationality and residence
  • Paternal grandparents
  • Maternal grandparents
  • Names of witnesses, their ages, occupation and residence

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records

  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Date, time and place of death
  • Civil status and nationality of deceased
  • Spouse's name, their nationality and residence
  • Parents' names
  • Declarant's name, age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Declarant's relationship to deceased
  • Witnesses' name, age, nationality and residence
  • Witnesses' relationship to deceased
  • Burial information

Collection Content

For additional details about these records and help using them see Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated birth, marriage or death date

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select City or Municipality
  2. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • 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
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census. The census can help you see if your ancestors were married civilly or by the Catholic Church or both. Then you can proceed looking in those records for more information

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Mexico.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"México, Guerrero, Registro Civil, 1860-1996." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 16 January 2018. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado Guerrero (Guerrero Civil Registry State Archives).
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