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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Durango, Mexico Genealogy|Durango]]''
  
== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Durango, México'''
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| title= Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861-1995
 
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== Record Description ==
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| LOC_01 = Durango
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| loc_map =MX Locator Map Mexico Durango.png  
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| record_type = Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1861
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| end_year = 1995
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Registro Civil del Estado de Durango, México  
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Mexico Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Durango, Mexico Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Durango Maps]]
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| RW_URL_02 = [[Durango History]]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://genforum.genealogy.com/mexico/durango/ GenForum for Durango]
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| custodian =Durango State Archives and Municipal Archives
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection of civil records for Durango covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1995.  
 
This collection of civil records for Durango covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1995.  
  
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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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. These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|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.  
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Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95 percet 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 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 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/1916235/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.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Civil registry offices in Durango. Civil registration, Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Durango.<!--bibdescend--> }}
 
 
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Durango.
 
  
[[Mexico, State of Durango 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, Durango, CR, birth.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Mexico, Durango, CR, marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico, Durango, CR, death.JPG|Death Record
 
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'''Key genealogical facts found in these birth records include:'''  
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'''Birth records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Name and gender of child  
 
*Name and gender of child  
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*Witnesses' names, age and residence
 
*Witnesses' names, age and residence
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:'''  
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
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*Burial information
 
*Burial information
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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'''To browse the collection by image:'''<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "City or Municipality"<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
  
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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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.
  
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/1916235 Mexico, Durango, civil registration, 1861-1995]. 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. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
 
The civil registration records in Mexico are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1867. Important genealogical data can be found in these records, which may also include data of other family members to fill in another generation group. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index of birth, marriage, or death. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
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*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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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]
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, State of Durango 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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== Surrounding Localities ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Sinaloa]] is to the west, [[Chihuahua]] to the north, [[Coahuila]] to the northeast, [[Zacatecas]] to the southeast, and [[Nayarit]] to the south.
  
*[http://portal.sre.gob.mx/chicago/pdf/ofRegCivilMex.pdf Mexico Civil Registration PDF document]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[http://www.rcivil.df.gob.mx/ Dirección General del Registro Civil del Distrito Federal]
 
  
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*[[Durango, Mexico|Durango, Mexico]]
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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-Durango-Civil-Registration-1861-1995-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.
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
 
  
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861-1995." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Durango State Archives and municipal archives, Durango.}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
“Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861-1995,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22277-27940-26?cc=1916235&amp;wc=11821846#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1916235%2Fwaypoints: accessed 12 July, 2012), Lerdo &gt; Nacimientos 1906-0930 &gt; Image 2800 or 2973 images, Eugenia Diaz; citing Municipio de Ciudad Lerdo, Durango, Mexico.
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1861-1995
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Durango, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Durango State Archives and Municipal Archives


What is in the Collection?

This collection of civil records for Durango covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1995.

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. These records are written in Spanish.

Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95 percet 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, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861-1995.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and gender of child
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Father's name, age, origin and residence
  • Mother's name
  • Witnesses' names, age and residence

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

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

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date, time and place of death
  • Parents' names
  • Declarant's name, age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Declarant's relationship to deceased
  • Witnesses' names, age and residence
  • Burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.

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. 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.

When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

For example:

  • Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.

It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same town or nearby location.

Keep in mind:

  • The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Surrounding Localities

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Sinaloa is to the west, Chihuahua to the north, Coahuila to the northeast, Zacatecas to the southeast, and Nayarit to the south.

Known Issues with 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 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.

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.


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, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861-1995." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Durango State Archives and municipal archives, Durango.


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, Durango, Civil Registration, 1861-1995.