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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche, México.'''
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== What Is In The Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This is a collection of civil records for the state of Campeche in Mexico. The records cover the years from 1860 to 1926.
  
This collection of civil records for Campeche covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1926.  
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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.  
  
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.  
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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 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.  
  
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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As of 28 August 2017, this collection included records from the following cities or municipality:
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|Becal
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|Calkiní
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|Campeche
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|Champotón
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|Ciudad del Carmen
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| Lerma
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|San Francisco
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The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
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=== Reading These Records === 
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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].
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Collection Browse Link
 
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|CID=CID1916245
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.
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|title=Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926
 
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{{Collection citation| text = Municipal civil registry offices. Campeche, civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Campeche.}}
 
 
 
[[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  ==
 
 
 
<gallery>
 
Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, birth.JPG
 
Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, marriage.jpg
 
Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, death.jpg
 
</gallery> '''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''
 
  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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The following information may be found in these records:
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'''Birth Records'''
 
*Date and place of event  
 
*Date and place of event  
 
*Name of presenter  
 
*Name of presenter  
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*Parents' origin and current residence  
 
*Parents' origin and current residence  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage Records'''
 
 
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Witnesses' age, occupation and civil status
 
*Witnesses' age, occupation and civil status
 
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'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Death Records'''
 
 
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
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*Witness' names, age and place of residence  
 
*Witness' names, age and place of residence  
 
*Place of internment (sometimes)
 
*Place of internment (sometimes)
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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<gallery>
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Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, birth.JPG|Birth Record
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Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico, Campeche, CR, death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>
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== How Do I Search The Collection? ==
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Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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=== View The Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''{{RecordSearch|1916245|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
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# Select '''City or Municipality'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years'''to view the images.
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
== How to Use Record  ==
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:
  
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.  
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-dates/218 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3]
  
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.  
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916245 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.}}
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=== How Do I Analyze The Results? ===
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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.<br>
  
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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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*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.
  
== Related Websites ==
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*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  [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Research Log] that you can download and use.
  
*[http://portal.sre.gob.mx/chicago/pdf/ofRegCivilMex.pdf Mexico Civil Registration PDF document]
 
*[http://www.rcivil.df.gob.mx/ Dirección General del Registro Civil del Distrito Federal]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/documentos-esenciales-para-buscar-a-sus-antepasados/587 Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
  
*[[Campeche|Campeche]]
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307314?collectionNameFilter=true 1930, Mexico National Census].
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate them in the [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico,_Campeche,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Campache Catholic Church] records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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=== What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ===
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*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 [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections] and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.
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*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 Genealogy|Guatemala]] on the south.
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*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 [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations] 
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*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.
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
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*If your ancestors immigrated to the United States between 1909-1957, the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Border_Crossings_from_Mexico_to_United_States_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) border crossing records] may be useful.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
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<br><br>'''Collection Citation'''.
  
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.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Registro del Estado Civil Campeche (Campeche Civil Registry State Archives).}}
  
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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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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|CID=CID1916245
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|title=Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926
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}}
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== How Can I Contribute To The FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
*“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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Campeche, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1860-1926
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Civiles del Estado de Campeche, México.
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Campeche Civil Registry State Archives


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
Becal
Calkiní
Campeche
Champotón
Ciudad del Carmen
Lerma
San Francisco

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • 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

Marriage Records

  • 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

Death Records

  • 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)

Collection Contents

Sample Images

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

  1. Select City or Municipality
  2. Select Record Type and Yearsto view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:

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:

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.

Collection Citation.

"Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Registro del Estado Civil Campeche (Campeche Civil Registry State Archives).


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Campeche, Civil Registration, 1860-1926.

How Can I Contribute To The FamilySearch Wiki?

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.