Mexico, Hidalgo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Known Issues with This Collection
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 How You Can Contribute
- 9 Citations for This Collection
Title in the Language of the Record
Registro Civil del Estado de Hidalgo, México.
This collection of civil records for Hidalgo includes the years 1861 to 1967.
This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, 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 are written in Spanish.
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 must 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; however, in general they are in good condition to extract genealogical information.
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Hidalgo, Civil Registration, 1861-1967.|
Birth records may contain the following information:
- Child's name and gender
- Presenter's name
- Child's date and place of birth
- Parents' names
- Parents' age, occupation, nationality and residence
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
- Names of witnesses
- Witnesses' age, occupation and residence
Marriage records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Groom's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
- Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
- Bride's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
- Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence
- Names of witnesses
- Witnesses' age(s), civil status, occupation and residence
Death records may contain the following information:
- Name and age of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Civil status and nationality of deceased
- Spouse's name if married and their nationality
- Parents' names, age occupation, origin and residence
- Declarant's name, age, civil status, occupation and residence
- Declarant's relationship to deceased
- Burial information
How to Use the Record
Search the Collection
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Using the Information
The civil registration records in Mexico are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1867. Important genealogical data can be found in these records, which may also include data of other family members to fill in another generation group.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Mexico Language and Languages
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
- FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
|Don't overlook FHL Place Mexico, Hidalgo items and FHL Keyword Mexico, Hidalgo, Church Records items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Mexico Archives and Libraries.|
Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Querétaro is to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Veracruz to the northeast, Puebla to the east, Tlaxcala to the southeast, and Estado de México to the south and southwest.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Related Wiki Articles
- Mexico Civil Registration
- Mexico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
How You Can Contribute
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Citations for This Collection
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- "Mexico, Hidalgo, Civil Registration, 1861-1967." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Las oficinas del Registro Civil de Hidalgo (Hidalgo Civil Registry State Archives).