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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1916238 |title=Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962|location=Mexican}}<br>  
 
{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1916238 |title=Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962|location=Mexican}}<br>  
 
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.'''  
 
'''Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.'''  
  
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Nuevo León covers the inclusive years of 1859 to 1962.
  
 
This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.  
 
This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.  
  
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; 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/1916238/waypoints Browse].
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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 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.  
This collection of civil records for Nuevo León covers the inclusive years of 1859 to 1962. 
 
  
 
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.  
  
 
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.  
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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/1916238/waypoints Browse].
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
 
{{Collection citation
 
{{Collection citation
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| text=Civil registry offices in Nuevo León. Civil registration, Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.}}  
  
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Nuevo Leon.  
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Nuevo Leon.  
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Mexico, State of Nuevo Leon 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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== Record Content  ==
  
The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:  
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Image:Jesus Blanco, Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Birth.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Manuel Fuentez and Juan Guzman, Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Felix Martinez, Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Death.jpg|Death Record
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*Date and place of the event
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''  
*Name of the principal
 
*Child’s gender
 
*Child’s date of birth
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:
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*Date of record
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*Presenter's name, age, origin, residence and race
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child’s date and place of birth
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*Parents' names, age, origin and race
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*Paternal grandparents
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*Maternal grandparents
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*Witnesses' names, ages and origins
  
*Date and place of the event
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
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*Date and place of marriage
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
*Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
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*Groom's age, civil status, occupation, origin, residence and race
*Places of origin and residence of the bride and groom
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*Names of groom's parents
*Names of parents  
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*Bride's age, legitimacy and race
*Name of witnesses
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*Names of bride's parents  
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*Names of witnesses, their age and occupation
  
The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:  
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
  
*Place and date of the event
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*Name, age and nationality of deceased
*Place and date of death  
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*Date, time and place of death  
*Name of the principal (deceased)
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*Cause of death
*Civil status of principal at time of death
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*Parents' names
 
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death  
 
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death  
*Parents’ names  
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*Witnesses' names, age and residence
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the Ciudad o municipio <br> ⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
 
The 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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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.''
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*[http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v3=1&DB=local&CMD=010a+97121670&CNT=10+records+per+page Library of Congress]
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*[http://www.saginawlibrary.org/wp-content/pdf/Hispanic_American.pdf Hispanic Genealogy Resources]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
===== Citation Examples for Record Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections =====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
 
 
The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.
 
 
 
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection described, please change the heading to "Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection".
 
  
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“Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 25 June, 2012), Garcia &gt; Defunciones 1920-1930 &gt; image 9 of 590 images, Felix Martinez, 1920; citing Villa de Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Nuevo León covers the inclusive years of 1859 to 1962.

This is a collection of civil registration records for Mexico. Records, such as birth, marriages, and deaths, are organized by state and then by municipality/city. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; later records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.

Civil records in Mexico cover about 90 to 95% of the population. Beginning in 1859, the Mexican government began requiring births, marriages, and deaths to be recorded by civil authorities on a municipality/district level. Although these records are a great source of genealogical information, they are not complete as civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867 and people did not always comply. For this reason, church registers must be used alongside the civil records. The civil records of Mexico have been preserved relatively well. Only some of the older registers may have some physical damage; however, in general they are in good condition to extract genealogical information.

The Mexican civil registration was created to record the vital events of birth, marriage, death, and other civil events, which would determine and prove the civil status, existence, and condition of the population.

The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Civil registry offices in Nuevo León. Civil registration, Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.

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

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date of record
  • Presenter's name, age, origin, residence and race
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child’s date and place of birth
  • Parents' names, age, origin and race
  • Paternal grandparents
  • Maternal grandparents
  • Witnesses' names, ages and origins

These records usually contain the following information:

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

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Name, age and nationality of deceased
  • Date, time and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Witnesses' names, age and residence
  • Sometimes, place of burial

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the Ciudad o municipio
⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

The civil registration records in Mexico are an excellent source for genealogical research after 1867. Important genealogical data can be found in these records, which may also include data of other family members to fill in another generation group.

Known Issues with 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 Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 25 June, 2012), Garcia > Defunciones 1920-1930 > image 9 of 590 images, Felix Martinez, 1920; citing Villa de Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.