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== Foreign Language Title ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.  
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of civil records for Nuevo León covers the inclusive years of 1859 to 1962.  
 
This collection of civil records for Nuevo León covers the inclusive years of 1859 to 1962.  
  
== Record Description ==
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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. The text of these records is in Spanish.
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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.
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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.
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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] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo del Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León.}}
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<br> Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Nuevo Leon.
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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.]]
  
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&nbsp;records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.
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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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<gallery>
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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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</gallery>
  
The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:  
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date of record
*Name of the principal
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*Presenter's name, age, origin, residence and race
*Child’s gender  
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*Child's name and gender  
*Child’s date of birth  
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*Child’s date and place of birth  
*Legitimacy
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*Parents' names, age, origin and race
*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
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*Paternal grandparents
*Names of witnesses
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*Maternal grandparents
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*Witnesses' names, ages and origins
  
The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:  
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
  
*Date and place of the event
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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  ==
  
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.<br>  
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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.  
 
 
=== Record History  ===
 
 
 
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.  
 
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created  ===
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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 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 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.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, State of Nuevo Leon 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.  
  
 
== 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  ==
  
[[Mexico Civil Registration]]  
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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*[[Nuevo León|Nuevo Leon]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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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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: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org)&nbsp;: 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)&nbsp;: 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.
 
 
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico. Various municipal offices of the civil registry. Civil registration, 1859-1962. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México. <!--bibdescend-->
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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]].  
  
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Nuevo Leon.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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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 link from the collection landing page.

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.

"Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo del Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León.


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

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 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

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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 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.