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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1922462 |title=Mexico, State of Chihuahua Civil Registration|location=Mexican}}<br>
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1922462 |title=Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997|location=Mexican}}  
 
 
<br>For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [(https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1922462%2Fwaypoints) Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Chihuahua, México.'''  
 
'''Registro Civil del Estado de Chihuahua, México.'''  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of civil records for Chihuahua covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1997.  
 
This collection of civil records for Chihuahua covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1997.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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The records for 1909, 1911-1913 are not included in this collection.
  
 
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. 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. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.  
  
The records for 1909, 1911-1913 are not included in this collection.  
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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.&nbsp;
=== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ===
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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.&nbsp;
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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.
  
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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The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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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/1922462/waypoints Browse].  
  
=== Record Content ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''
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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.
  
*Date and place of the event
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997."Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Central del Registro Civil de la Ciudad de Chihuahua.}}
*Name of the principal
 
*Child’s gender
 
*Child’s date of birth
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''
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<br> Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Chihuahua.
  
*Date and place of the event
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[[Mexico, State of Chihuahua Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*Names of the bride and groom
 
*Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
 
*Places 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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== Record Content  ==
  
*Place and date of the event
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<gallery>
*Place and date of death
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Image:Mexico, Chihuahua, Births.jpg|Baptism Record
*Name of the principal (deceased)
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Image:Mexico, Chihuahua, Marriage.jpg|Marriage License
*Civil status of principal at time of death
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Image:Mexico, Chihuahua, Deaths.jpg|Death Record
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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</gallery>
*Parents' names
 
*Sometimes place of burial
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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'''These baptism records usually contain the following 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.
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Child's name and gender
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*Legitimacy
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*Child’s date and place of birth
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*Parents' names and their residence or place of origin
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*Paternal grandparents' names and their residence
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*Maternal grandparents' names and their residence
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*Names of witnesses
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*Witnesses' age, civil status, occupation and residence
  
Browsing a collection is comparable to scrolling through a microfilm. Select the locality where your ancestors lived and then the record type, Defunciones for deaths, Matrimonios for marriages and nacimientos for births.
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
  
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.
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Groom name and age
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*Groom's origin and nationality
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*Groom's civil status, occupation and residence
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*Names of groom's parents and their residence
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*Groom's parents' occupation, origin and nationality
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*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's origin and nationality
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*Bride's civil status, occupation and residence
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*Names of bride's parents and their residence
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*Bride's parents' occupation, origin and nationality
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*Names of witnesses and their residence
  
<br>
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'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
  
== Record History  ==
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*Name of person making declaration and relationship to deceased
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*Declarant's age, gender, civil status, occupation and residence
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*Name and age of deceased
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*Occupation, origin and residence of deceased
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*Date and place of death
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*Cause of death
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*Spouse's name, if married
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*Parents' names, occupation, origin and residence
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*Names of witnesses, their age(s) and occupation
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*Sometimes place of burial
  
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.
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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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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<br>
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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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 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.  
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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.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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Browsing a collection is comparable to scrolling through a microfilm. Select the locality where your ancestors lived and then the record type, Defunciones for deaths, Matrimonios for marriages and nacimientos for births.
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
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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.  
  
 
== Known Issues in This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues in This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~mexchh/ State of Chihuahua]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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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.  
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It includes the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Academia Mexicana de Genealogía y Heráldica. Registro Civil del Estado de Chihuahua. Palacia de Gobierno, Chihuahua.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Chihuahua.
 
 
 
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]].
 
 
 
===== Citation Examples for Record Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections  =====
 
 
 
The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): 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): 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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection described, please change the heading to "Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection".
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
<br>{{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}
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"Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registrations, 1861-1990," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 24 May 2012), Allende&gt;Defunctiones 1924-1990&gt;image 190 of 3084, Jorge Soto, died 13 December 1926: citing civil registry offices in Chihuahua. Mexico, Chihuahua Civil Registration. Archivo Central del Registro Civil de la Ciudad de Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registro Civil del Estado de Chihuahua, México.

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Chihuahua covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1997.

The records for 1909, 1911-1913 are not included in this collection.

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. 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, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997."Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Central del Registro Civil de la Ciudad de Chihuahua.


Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Chihuahua.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Child’s date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and their residence or place of origin
  • Paternal grandparents' names and their residence
  • Maternal grandparents' names and their residence
  • Names of witnesses
  • Witnesses' age, civil status, occupation and residence

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom name and age
  • Groom's origin and nationality
  • Groom's civil status, occupation and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their residence
  • Groom's parents' occupation, origin and nationality
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's origin and nationality
  • Bride's civil status, occupation and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their residence
  • Bride's parents' occupation, origin and nationality
  • Names of witnesses and their residence

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of person making declaration and relationship to deceased
  • Declarant's age, gender, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Occupation, origin and residence of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names, occupation, origin and residence
  • Names of witnesses, their age(s) and occupation
  • Sometimes place of burial

How to Use the Record

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.

Browsing a collection is comparable to scrolling through a microfilm. Select the locality where your ancestors lived and then the record type, Defunciones for deaths, Matrimonios for marriages and nacimientos for births.

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.

Known Issues in This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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, Chihuahua, Civil Registrations, 1861-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 24 May 2012), Allende>Defunctiones 1924-1990>image 190 of 3084, Jorge Soto, died 13 December 1926: citing civil registry offices in Chihuahua. Mexico, Chihuahua Civil Registration. Archivo Central del Registro Civil de la Ciudad de Chihuahua, Mexico.