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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1916245 |title=Mexico, State of Campeche Civil Registration|location=Mexican}}<br>  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1916245 |title=Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926|location=Mexican}}<br>  
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche, México.  
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche, México.'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of civil records for Campeche covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1926.  
 
This collection of civil records for Campeche covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1926.  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
 
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. 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.  
 
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.  
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The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916245/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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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.  
  
{{Collection citation
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo General del Registro Civil.}}  
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Municipal civil registry offices. Campeche, civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].&nbsp;
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[[Mexico, State of Campeche Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
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Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, birth.JPG
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Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, marriage.jpg
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Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, death.jpg
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</gallery> '''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Date and place of the event  
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*Date and place of event  
*Name of the principal
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*Name of presenter
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*Name of child
 
*Child’s gender  
 
*Child’s gender  
*Child’s date of birth  
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*Child’s date and place of birth  
*Legitimacy
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*Parents' names
*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
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*Parents' origin and current residence  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of marriage
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
*Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
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*Groom's age, occupation and civil status
*Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom
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*Groom's origin and current residence  
*Names of parents  
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*Names of groom's parents
*Name of witnesses
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*Bride's age, occupation and civil status
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*Bride's origin and current residence
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*Names of bride's parents  
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*Names of witnesses  
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*Witnesses' age, occupation and civil status
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'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''  
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*Date and place of death  
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*Name and age of deceased
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*Civil status and occupation of deceased
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*Origin and current residence
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*Witness' names, age and place of residence
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*Place of internment (sometimes)
  
*Place and date of the event
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== How to Use Record  ==
*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
 
*Parents’ names
 
*Sometimes place of burial
 
  
{{Incomplete Image Translations}}
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the Ciudad o municipio<br>⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años which takes you to the images.
  
== How to Use&nbsp;the&nbsp;Record  ==
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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 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.  
 
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.
 
 
'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
 
 
*The place where the event occurred
 
*The name and surname of the person
 
*The approximate date of the event
 
*The name of the parents or spouse
 
 
Use the locator information found 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.
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
 
'''For example:'''
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
'''Keep in mind:'''
 
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
 
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
 
<br>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.
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916245/waypoints Browse].
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Mexico Civil Registration]]  
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*[[Campeche|Campeche]]
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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]].  
 
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  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
*“Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860 - 1926,” digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 March 2012, Campeche &gt; Defunctiones 1904 - 1905 &gt; Image 34 of 497, Maria de los Santo Manzanilla, 2 Jan 1904; citing Registro Civil Campeche, Registros civiles del municipio de Champoton, Campeche, 1860 - 1926, Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche, Campeche, México.
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*“Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860 - 1926,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 May 2012, Campeche &gt; Defunctiones 1904 - 1905 &gt; Image 34 of 497, Maria de los Santo Manzanilla, 2 Jan 1904; citing Registro Civil Campeche, Registros civiles del municipio de Champoton, Campeche, 1860 - 1926, Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche, Campeche, México.

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche, México.

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Campeche covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1926.

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 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 link from the collection landing page.

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, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo General del Registro Civil.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These birth records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of event
  • Name of presenter
  • Name of child
  • Child’s gender
  • Child’s date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' origin and current residence
  • Names of witnesses

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

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

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Civil status and occupation of deceased
  • Origin and current residence
  • Witness' names, age and place of residence
  • Place of internment (sometimes)

How to Use Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the Ciudad o municipio
⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años 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.

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, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860 - 1926,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 May 2012, Campeche > Defunctiones 1904 - 1905 > Image 34 of 497, Maria de los Santo Manzanilla, 2 Jan 1904; citing Registro Civil Campeche, Registros civiles del municipio de Champoton, Campeche, 1860 - 1926, Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche, Campeche, México.