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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Guerrero, Mexico Genealogy|Guerrero]]''
  
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| title= Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996
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| record_type = Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1860
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| end_year = 1996
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Registro Civil del Estado de Guerrero, México
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Guerrero Maps]]
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| custodian = Guerrero Civil Registry State Archives
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Guerrero, México'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Guerrero covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1996.
  
This collection of civil records for Guerrero covers the inclusive years of 1833 to 1996.  
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The civil registration records for Mexico cover the vital events of birth, marriages, and deaths.  They are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. 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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These records are written in Spanish.  Here is a link to a [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Genealogical Word List]] which may be helpful. Also, see the section [[Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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 % 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, it is suggested to use church registers alongside the civil records to help in your research. 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 and are a reliable source 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.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
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{{Collection Browse Link
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| CID = CID1918291
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| title= Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996
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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/1918291/waypoints 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.
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== Collection Contents ==
 
 
{{Collection citation| text=Municipal offices of the civil registry. Mexico, Guerrero, civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Guerrero, México.}}
 
 
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Guerrero.
 
 
 
[[Mexico, State of Guerrero Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Mexico, Guerrero, CR, birth.jpg
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Image:Mexico, Guerrero, CR, birth.jpg|Birth Record
Image:Mexico, Guerrero, CR, marriage.JPG
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Image:Mexico, Guerrero, CR, marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
Image:Mexico, Guerrero, CR, death.jpg
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Image:Mexico, Guerrero, CR, death.jpg|Death Record
 
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'''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''
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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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*Names of witnesses, their ages, occupation and residence
 
*Names of witnesses, their ages, occupation and residence
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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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
  
'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
 
*Name, age and gender 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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'''Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918291 Collection Page]:'''
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if you have the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person in order to find your ancestor.
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As with any index, transcription errors could have occurred and not all information may be transcribed. It is recommended you verify the information with the original record.
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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/1918291/waypoints Browse Page] '''<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.
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'''When searching''':<br> As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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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.
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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/1918291 Mexico, Guerrero, civil registration, 1860-1996]. 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? ==
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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. 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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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.
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For example:
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*Use the date along with the place to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
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*The parents’ birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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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.
  
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 o distrito<br>⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.
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Keep in mind:  
  
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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*The information in civil records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
  
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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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?=== 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Michoacán]] is to the northwest, [[Estado de México]] and [[Morelos]] to the north, [[Puebla]] to the northeast, and [[Oaxaca]] to the east.
  
*[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~mexwgw/guerrero/ Guerrero, Mexico GenWeb]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/MEX/MEX-GUERRERO.html Guerrero Mailing List]
 
  
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Guerrero-Civil-Registration-1860-1996-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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*[[Guerrero|Guerrero]]
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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-Guerrero-Civil-Registration-1860-1996-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]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado Guerrero (Guerrero Civil Registry State Archives).}}
  
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]].
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID1918291
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|title=Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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|CID=CID1918291
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|title=Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
“Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1833-1996,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23731-2615-14?cc=1918291&amp;wc=12949098: accessed 5 July, 2012), Mina &gt; Nacimientos 1949-1950 &gt; image 1600 of 1638 images, Nicolasa Lopez, 1950; citing civil registry, Mina, Guerrero, Mexico.
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1860-1996
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Guerrero, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Guerrero Civil Registry State Archives


What is in the Collection?

This collection of civil records for Guerrero covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 1996.

The civil registration records for Mexico cover the vital events of birth, marriages, and deaths. They 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. Here is a link to a Spanish Genealogical Word List which may be helpful. Also, see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

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, it is suggested to use church registers alongside the civil records to help in your research. 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 and are a reliable source to extract genealogical information.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996.


Collection Contents

Sample Images

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and gender of child
  • Child's birth date and place
  • Presenter's name
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' age(s), occupation, nationality and residence
  • Paternal grandparents
  • Maternal grandparents
  • Names of witnesses, their ages, occupation 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
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page: Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if you have the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person in order to find your ancestor.

As with any index, transcription errors could have occurred and not all information may be transcribed. It is recommended you verify the information with the original record. . View images in this collection by visiting the Browse 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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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.

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. 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.

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

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Michoacán is to the northwest, Estado de México and Morelos to the north, Puebla to the northeast, and Oaxaca to the east.

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.

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, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado Guerrero (Guerrero Civil Registry State Archives).


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, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996.


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, Guerrero, Civil Registration, 1860-1996.

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