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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Colima, México'''
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This is a collection of civil registration records for the Mexican state of Colima. It covers the years 1860 to 1997. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were recorded in formatted registers. These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]].
  
This collection of civil records for Puebla covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1997.  
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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 should 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.  
  
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.
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As of 6 September 2017, this collection included records from the following cities or municipality:
  
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.&nbsp;
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|Colima
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|Comala
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|Coquimatlán
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|Cuauhtémoc
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|Ixtlahuacán
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|Manzanillo
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| Minatitlán
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| Tecomán
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|Villa de Alvarez
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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/1916241/waypoints Browse].
 
  
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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=== Reading These Records === 
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Mexico, Colima, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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{{Collection Browse Link
 
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|CID=CID1916241
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, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860-1997
 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860-1997." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Colima.}}  
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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'''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'''
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Date and place of birth  
 
*Date and place of birth  
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Witnesses' age, civil status and residence
 
*Witnesses' age, civil status and residence
 
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage Records'''
 
 
 
*Date and place of the marriage  
 
*Date and place of the marriage  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence  
 
*Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Death Records'''
 
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Birth date and place of deceased  
 
*Birth date and place of deceased  
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*Declarant's name, age, occupation, nationality and residence  
 
*Declarant's name, age, occupation, nationality and residence  
 
*Declarant's relationship to deceased
 
*Declarant's relationship to deceased
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Mexico, Colima, CR, birth.JPG|Birth Record
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Image:Mexico, Colima, CR, marriage1.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico, Colima, CR, death.jpg|Death Record
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== How Do I Search This 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|1916241|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 ===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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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]
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916241 Mexico, Colima, civil registration, 1860-1997]. 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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=== 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>
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
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<br>⇒ Select the Tipo de Registro y Años which takes you to the images.  
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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.
  
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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*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.
  
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. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials 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.  
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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
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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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].
  
*[http://portal.sre.gob.mx/chicago/pdf/ofRegCivilMex.pdf Mexico Civil Registration PDF document]  
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===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===
*[http://www.rcivil.df.gob.mx/ Dirección General del Registro Civil del Distrito Federal]
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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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*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 [[Jalisco]] is on the north and east, and [[Michoacán]] is on the southeast. .
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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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico,_Colima,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Church records] are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
  
*[[Colima|Colima]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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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.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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"Mexico, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860-1997." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Direccion General del Registro Civil del Estado de Colima (Colima Civil Registry State Archives).
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1860-1997
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Civiles del Estado de Colima, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Colima Civil Registry State Archives


What is in This Collection?

This is a collection of civil registration records for the Mexican state of Colima. It covers the years 1860 to 1997. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were recorded 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 should 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.

As of 6 September 2017, this collection included records from the following cities or municipality:

City or Municipality
Armería
Colima
Comala
Coquimatlán
Cuauhtémoc
Ixtlahuacán
Manzanillo
Minatitlán
Tecomán
Villa de Alvarez


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, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860-1997.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Child's name and gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father's name, age, civil status, origin, occupation and residence
  • Mother's name, age, origin and residence
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Witnesses' age, civil status and residence

Marriage Records

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

Death Records

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date and place of deceased
  • Age, gender and nationality of deceased
  • Civil status, occupation and residence of deceased
  • Date, time and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Names of parents
  • Place of burial
  • Declarant's name, age, occupation, nationality and residence
  • Declarant's relationship to deceased

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This 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 Years to view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the 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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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.
  • 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 Jalisco is on the north and east, and Michoacán is on the southeast. .
  • If your ancestors immigrated to the United States between 1909-1957, the border crossing records may be useful.
  • Church records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.

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, Colima, Civil Registration, 1860-1997." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Direccion General del Registro Civil del Estado de Colima (Colima 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.

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