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== Foreign Language Title ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
Registro Civil del Estado de Baja California Sur, México.  
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Registro Civil del Estado de Baja California y Baja California Sur, México.  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection of civil records for Baja California Sur covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1934
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This collection of civil records for Baja California Norte covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 2004.
  
== Record Description  ==
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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. Early records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.
  
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. The earlier records were handwritten in narrative style and later these records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.  
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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.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The Mexican civil registration was created to record the vital events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''
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The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
  
*Date and place of the event
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1916086/waypoints Browse].
*Name of the principal
 
*Child’s gender
 
*Child’s date of birth
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Parents names, their residence and/or place of origin
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Date and place of the event
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
*Names of the bride and groom
 
*Their civil status (widowed, single, divorce) at the time of the event
 
*Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom
 
*Names of parents
 
*Name of witnesses
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''
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{{Collection citation
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| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico. Various municipal offices of the civil registry. Civil registration, 1860-1934. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Baja California Sur, La Paz, México.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
*Place and date of the event
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Records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of name.
*Place and date of death
 
*Name of the principal (deceased)
 
*Civil status of principal at time of death
 
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
 
*Parent’s names
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
 
  
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[[Mexico, State of Baja California and Baja California Sur Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
== How to Use This Collection Records ==
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== Record Content ==
  
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. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
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When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''
  
• Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records. <br>• Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.<br>• The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.<br>• The parent’s birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Birth date and place of birth
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*Name of child
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*Child’s gender
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*Legitimacy
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*Parents' names, and origin
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*Names of witnesses
  
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location.
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''
  
Keep in mind:
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Names of bride and groom
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*Age(s)of bride and groom
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*Groom's civil status and occupation
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*Names of parents
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*Names of witnesses
  
The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. <br>• Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.<br>• There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.<br><br>
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''
  
== Record History  ==
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*Name, age and gender of deceased
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*Birth date and place of deceased
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*Residence of deceased
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*Civil status and name of spouse
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*Names of parents
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*Date and place of death
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*Cause of death
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*Declarant's name, age and nationality
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*Declarant's relationship to deceased
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*Declarant's residence and occupation
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*Witnesses' names, age, nationality, residence, occupation and relationship to deceased
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*Place of burial (sometimes)
  
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 people did not always comply, and civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867. 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.
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== How to Use the Records  ==
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created  ===
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Ciudad o municipio" category<br>⇒Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.  
 
 
The Mexican civil registration was created to record the vital events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.  
 
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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Look at the images one by one 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.
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
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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. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to births, marriages, and death make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://portal.sre.gob.mx/chicago/pdf/ofRegCivilMex.pdf Mexico Civil Registration PDF document]
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*[http://www.rcivil.df.gob.mx/ Dirección General del Registro Civil del Distrito Federal]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Mexico Civil Registration]]  
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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*[[Baja California|Baja California]]
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*[[Baja California Sur|Baja California Sur]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org)&nbsp;: accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
 
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org)&nbsp;: accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico. Various municipal offices of the civil registry. Civil registration, 1860-1934. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Baja California Sur, La Paz, México.<!--bibdescend-->
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of name.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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"Mexico, Baja California, and Baja California Sur, Civil registratons, 1860-2004" images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://familysearch.org: accessed 24 May 2012), Loreto&gt;Defunciones 1951-1956&gt;image 16 or 116, 24, Acta numero veinticuatro, Defuncion de Ramona Jesus Montono: citing various municipal offices of the civil registry. Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Civil Registration. Archivo estatal de Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico. .

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Baja California y Baja California Sur, México.

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Baja California Norte covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 2004.

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. Early records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is 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 Mexican civil registration was created to record the vital events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.

The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Mexico. Various municipal offices of the civil registry. Civil registration, 1860-1934. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Baja California Sur, La Paz, México.

Records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of name.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Child’s gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, and origin
  • Names of witnesses

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Age(s)of bride and groom
  • Groom's civil status and occupation
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:

  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Birth date and place of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Civil status and name of spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Declarant's name, age and nationality
  • Declarant's relationship to deceased
  • Declarant's residence and occupation
  • Witnesses' names, age, nationality, residence, occupation and relationship to deceased
  • Place of burial (sometimes)

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Ciudad o municipio" category
⇒Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

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. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to births, marriages, and death make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Mexico, Baja California, and Baja California Sur, Civil registratons, 1860-2004" images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org: accessed 24 May 2012), Loreto>Defunciones 1951-1956>image 16 or 116, 24, Acta numero veinticuatro, Defuncion de Ramona Jesus Montono: citing various municipal offices of the civil registry. Mexico, Baja California and Baja California Sur, Civil Registration. Archivo estatal de Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico. .