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Spanish Colonization (1521-1810)[edit | edit source]

In 1521 the Spanish Empire colonized the area of current Mexico, renaming it New Spain. The War of Independence lasted from 1810-1821, when the territory became the sovereign state of Mexico with the signing of the Treaty of Cordoba.[1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
Mexico, Select Baptisms, 1560-1950 at Ancestry.com ($) - index 1560-1950 Baptisms Spanish Catholics who lived in Mexico
Mexico, Select Church Records, 1537-1966 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1537-1966 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Mexico
Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950 at FamilySearch - index 1560-1950 Baptisms Spanish Catholics who lived in Mexico
Mexico, Select Marriages Index, 1556-1989 at Ancestry.com ($) - index 1556-1989 Marriages Spanish Catholics who lived in Mexico
Mexico Marriages, 1570-1950 at FamilySearch - index 1570-1950 Marriages Spanish Catholics who lived in Mexico
Jalisco, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1995 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1590-1995 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Jalisco, Mexico
México, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1567-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in México, Mexico
Guanajuato, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1984 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1576-1984 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Guanajuato, Mexico
Zacatecas, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1605-1980 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Zacatecas, Mexico
Durango, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1604-1985 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1604-1985 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Durango, Mexico
Veracruz, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1590-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Veracruz, Mexico
Chiapas, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1558-1978 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1558-1978 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Chiapas, Mexico
San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1970 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1586-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Chihuahua, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1632-1958 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Chihuahua, Mexico
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970 at FamilySearch - index and images 1514-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, indexes, and testaments Spanish Catholics who lived in Distrito Federal, Mexico
Nuevo León, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1667-1981 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Nuevo León, Mexico
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977 at FamilySearch - index and images 1545-1977 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Puebla, Mexico
Hidalgo, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1546-1971 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Hidalgo, Mexico
Morelos, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1969 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1598-1969 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Morelos, Mexico
Coahuila, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1627-1978 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Coahuila, Mexico
Aguascalientes, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1620-1962 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1620-1962 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Guerrero, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1576-1979 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Guerrero, Mexico
Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984 at FamilySearch - index and images 1519-1984 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Guanajuato, Mexico
Querétaro, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1590-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes. Spanish Catholics who lived in Querétaro, Mexico.
Campeche, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1638-1944 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1590-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Campeche, Mexico
Nayarit, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1596-1967 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Nayarit, Mexico
Yucatán, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1543-1977 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1543-1977 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Yucatán, Mexico
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979 at FamilySearch.org - index and images 1590-1979 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, indexes, priest applications, and miscellaneous administrative documents Spanish Catholics who lived in Jalisco, Mexico
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-1882 at FamilySearch - images 1570-1882 Miscellaneous Spanish Residents of San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970 at FamilySearch.org - index and images 1567-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in México, Mexico
Tlaxcala, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1576-1994 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Tlaxcala, Mexico
Sinaloa, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1671-1968 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Sinaloa, Mexico
Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1978 at FamilySearch - images 1557-1978 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, indexes, testaments, and other administrative records Spanish Catholics who lived in Chiapas, Mexico
Sonora, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1657-1994 at Ancestry.com ($) - index and images 1657-1994 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Sonora, Mexico
Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1539-1939 at FamilySearch - images 1539-1939 Marriage dispensations, pre-marriage investigations, divorces, indexes of dispensations, etc. Spanish Catholics who lived in Guadalajara, Mexico
Mexico, Select Deaths, 1680-1940 at Ancestry.com ($) - index 1680-1940 Deaths Spanish People who lived in Mexico
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977 at FamilySearch - index and images 1586-1977 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996 at FamilySearch - index and images 1555-1996 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, indexes, priest applications, testaments, and miscellaneous administrative documents Spanish Catholics who lived in Michoacán, Mexico
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 at FamilySearch - index and images 1627-1978 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Coahuila, Mexico
Mexico Deaths, 1680-1940 at FamilySearch - index 1680-1940 Deaths Spanish People who lived in Mexico
Mexico, Sonora, Catholic Church Records, 1657-1994 at FamilySearch - index and images 1657-1994 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Sonora, Mexico
Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records, 1601-1962 at FamilySearch - index and images 1601-1962 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Mexico, Durango, Catholic Church Records, 1604-1985 at FamilySearch - index and images 1604-1985 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, indexes, testaments, and other administrative records Spanish Catholics who lived in Durango, Mexico
Tabasco, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1803-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Tabasco, Mexico
Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, Mexico, Selected Parish Records, 1751-1880 at Ancestry.com ($) - index 1751-1880 Baptisms, marriages, and deaths Spanish Catholics who lived in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, Mexico
Mexico, Tamaulipas, Catholic Church Records, 1703-1964 at FamilySearch - index and images 1703-1964 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 at FamilySearch - index and images 1590-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage banns, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Querétaro, Mexico
Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980 at FamilySearch - index and images 1605-1980 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Zacatecas, Mexico
Mexico, Morelos, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1994 at FamilySearch - index and images 1598-1994 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Morelos, Mexico
Mexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994 at FamilySearch - index and images 1576-1994 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Tlaxcala, Mexico
Mexico, Colima, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969 at FamilySearch - index and images 1707-1969 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Colima, Mexico
Mexico, Sinaloa, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968 at FamilySearch - index and images 1671-1968 Baptisms, marriages, and burials Spanish Catholics who lived in Sinaloa, Mexico
Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978 at FamilySearch - index and images 1590-1978 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, indexes, priest applications, testaments, and miscellaneous administrative documents Spanish Catholics who lived in Veracruz, Mexico
Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984 at FamilySearch - index and images 1750-1984 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Baja California or Baja California Sur, Mexico
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981 at FamilySearch - index and images 1667-1981 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Nuevo León, Mexico
Mexico, Tabasco, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970 at FamilySearch - index and images 1803-1970 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Tabasco, Mexico
Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1750-1984 at Ancestry.com ($) - images 1750-1984 Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, marriage intentions, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Baja California or Baja California Sur, Mexico
Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958 at FamilySearch - index and images 1632-1958 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, indexes, and other administrative records Spanish Catholics who lived in Chihuahua, Mexico
Mexico, Campeche, Catholic Church Records, 1638-1944 at FamilySearch - index and images 1638-1944 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Campeche, Mexico
Mexico, Guerrero, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979 at FamilySearch - index and images 1576-1979 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Guerrero, Mexico
Mexico, Yucatán, Catholic Church Records, 1543-1977 at FamilySearch - index and images 1543-1977 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, marriage dispensations, deaths, indexes, and priest applications Spanish Catholics who lived in Yucatán, Mexico
Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967 at FamilySearch - index and images 1596-1967 Baptisms, confirmations, parish censuses, marriages, pre-marriage investigations, deaths, and indexes Spanish Catholics who lived in Nayarit, Mexico

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Mexico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mexico#Colonial_period_(1521%E2%80%931810), accessed 13 August 2019.