Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926 .
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|Flag of the United Mexican States|
|Location of Campeche, Mexico|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Registros Civiles del Estado de Campeche, México.|
|Campeche Civil Registry State Archives|
- 1 What Is In The Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search The Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute To The FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is In The Collection?
This is a collection of civil records for the state of Campeche in Mexico. The records cover the years from 1860 to 1926.
They are birth, marriage and death records and are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Early records were handwritten in narrative style; later they were handwritten in formatted registers.
Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95% 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 registers schould be used alongside the civil records. The civil records of Mexico have been preserved relatively well. Only some of the older registers may have some physical damage.
As of 28 August 2017, this collection included records from the following cities or municipality:
|City or Municipality|
|Ciudad del Carmen|
Reading These Records
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
How Do I Search The Collection?
Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
View The Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
- Select City or Municipality
- Select Record Type and Yearsto view the images.
For Help Reading These Records
For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Mexico, Campeche, civil registration, 1860-1926. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see 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.
What Do I Do Next?
- When you have found your ancestors original record, it is a good idea to make a copy of it or cite where you found it for future reference.
- It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Research Log that you can download and use.
To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
- Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados - Spanish
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?
- 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 them in the Campache Catholic Church records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.
- Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Tabasco is on the western border, Yucatán on the northeastern, Quintana Roo on the southeastern, and Guatemala on the south.
- 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. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
- If your ancestors immigrated to the United States between 1909-1957, the border crossing records may be useful.
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.
- "Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Registro del Estado Civil Campeche (Campeche Civil Registry State Archives).
How Can I Contribute To The FamilySearch Wiki?
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