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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chihuahua, Mexico Genealogy|Chihuahua]]''
  
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| title= Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997
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| record_type =Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1861
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| end_year = 1997
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Registros Civiles del Estado de Chihuahua, México
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Chihuahua Maps]]
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| custodian =Chihuahua City Central Civil Registration Archive
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registro Civil del Estado de Chihuahua, México.'''
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This is a collection of civil registration records for Chihuahua, Mexico, that covers the years of 1861 to 1997 (excepting 1909 and 1911-1913). Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]].  
 
 
== 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.   
 
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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The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
 
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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1922462/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
 
=== 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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Civil registry offices in Chihuahua. Mexico, Chihuahua Civil Registration. Archivo Central del Registro Civil de la Ciudad de Chihuahua, Mexico.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Chihuahua.
 
  
[[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.]]
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{{Collection Browse Link
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Mexico, Chihuahua, Births.jpg|Baptism Record
 
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records are:'''  
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
*Child's name and gender
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*Child's name and gender  
*Legitimacy
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*Legitimacy  
 
*Child’s date and place of birth  
 
*Child’s date and place of birth  
 
*Parents' names and their residence or place of origin  
 
*Parents' names and their residence or place of origin  
*Paternal grandparents' names and their residence
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*Paternal grandparents' names and their residence  
*Maternal grandparents' names and their residence
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*Maternal grandparents' names and their residence  
*Names of witnesses
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Witnesses' age, civil status, occupation and residence
 
*Witnesses' age, civil status, occupation and residence
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of marriage
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*Date and place of marriage  
*Groom name and age
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*Groom name and age  
*Groom's origin and nationality
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*Groom's origin and nationality  
*Groom's civil status, occupation and residence
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*Groom's civil status, occupation and residence  
*Names of groom's parents and their residence
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*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
*Groom's parents' occupation, origin and nationality
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*Groom's parents' occupation, origin and nationality  
*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's name and age  
*Bride's origin and nationality
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*Bride's origin and nationality  
*Bride's civil status, occupation and residence
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*Bride's civil status, occupation and residence  
*Names of bride's parents and their residence
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*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
*Bride's parents' occupation, origin and nationality
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*Bride's parents' occupation, origin and nationality  
 
*Names of witnesses and their residence
 
*Names of witnesses and their residence
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''  
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Name of person making declaration and relationship to deceased
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*Name of person making declaration and relationship to deceased  
*Declarant's age, gender, civil status, occupation and residence
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*Declarant's age, gender, civil status, occupation and residence  
*Name and age of deceased
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*Name and age of deceased  
*Occupation, origin and residence of deceased
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*Occupation, origin and residence of deceased  
*Date and place of death
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*Date and place of death  
*Cause of death
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*Cause of death  
*Spouse's name, if married
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*Spouse's name, if married  
*Parents' names, occupation, origin and residence
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*Parents' names, occupation, origin and residence  
*Names of witnesses, their age(s) and occupation
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*Names of witnesses, their age(s) and occupation  
 
*Sometimes place of burial
 
*Sometimes place of burial
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922462 Collection Page]:''' This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1922462/waypoints Browse Page] ''' <br> ⇒Select the "City or Municipality" category <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images<br> Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
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>
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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/1922462 Mexico, Chihuahua, civil registration, 1861-1997]. 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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==What Do I Do Next?==
 
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.  
 
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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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.  
 
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  ==
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== Surrounding Localities ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, State of Chihuahua Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Sinaloa]] is on the southwestern border, [[Sonora]] on the west, [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] on the north, [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] on the northeast, [[Coahuila]] on the east, and [[Durango]] on the south.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Known Issues in This Collection ==
 
 
*[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~mexchh/ State of Chihuahua]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
  
*[[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]  
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Chihuahua-Civil-Registrations-1861-1997-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.
  
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
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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.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo Central del Registro Civil de la Ciudad de Chihuahua [Chihuahua City Central Civil Registration Archive, Chihuahua].}}<br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Chihuahua, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1861-1997
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Civiles del Estado de Chihuahua, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Chihuahua City Central Civil Registration Archive


What is in the Collection?

This is a collection of civil registration records for Chihuahua, Mexico, that covers the years of 1861 to 1997 (excepting 1909 and 1911-1913). Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. These records are written in Spanish.

Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95% of the population. Beginning in 1859, the Mexican government began requiring births, marriages, and deaths to be recorded by civil authorities on a municipality/district level. 

Although these records are a great source of genealogical information, they are not complete as civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867 and people did not always comply. For this reason, church registers must be used alongside the civil records. The civil records of Mexico have been preserved relatively well. Only some of the older registers may have some physical damage. However, in general, they are in good condition to extract genealogical information. 

The 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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

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

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

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 Do I Search the Collection?

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page: This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒Select the "City or Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

What Do I Do Next?

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.

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Sinaloa is on the southwestern border, Sonora on the west, New Mexico on the north, Texas on the northeast, Coahuila on the east, and Durango on the south.

Known Issues in This Collection

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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 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.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo Central del Registro Civil de la Ciudad de Chihuahua [Chihuahua City Central Civil Registration Archive, Chihuahua].

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Mexico, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997.

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.


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, Chihuahua, Civil Registration, 1861-1997.