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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.'''
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Nuevo León covers the years 1859 to 1962.
  
This collection of civil records for Nuevo León covers the inclusive years of 1859 to 1962.  
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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, Nuevo León, 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 percent 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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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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== Collection Content ==
 
 
=== 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.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Civil registry offices in Nuevo León. Civil registration, Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México.<!--bibdescend-->.}}
 
 
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Nuevo Leon.
 
 
 
[[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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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Jesus Blanco, Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Birth.jpg|Birth Record  
 
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'''Key genealogical facts found in these birth records include:'''  
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following:
  
 
*Date of record  
 
*Date of record  
*Presenter's name, age, origin, residence and race
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*Presenter's name, age, origin, residence and race  
*Child's name and gender
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*Child's name and gender  
 
*Child’s date and place of birth  
 
*Child’s date and place of birth  
*Parents' names, age, origin and race
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*Parents' names, age, origin and race  
*Paternal grandparents
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*Paternal grandparents  
*Maternal grandparents
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*Maternal grandparents  
 
*Witnesses' names, ages and origins
 
*Witnesses' names, ages and origins
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following:
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
*Groom's age, civil status, occupation, origin, residence and race
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*Groom's age, civil status, occupation, origin, residence and race  
*Names of groom's parents
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*Names of groom's parents  
*Bride's age, legitimacy and race
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*Bride's age, legitimacy and race  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of witnesses, their age and occupation
 
*Names of witnesses, their age and occupation
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:'''  
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'''Death records''' may contain the following:
  
*Name, age and nationality of deceased
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*Name, age and nationality of deceased  
 
*Date, time and place of death  
 
*Date, time and place of death  
*Cause of death
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*Cause of death  
*Parents' names
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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  
*Witnesses' names, age and residence
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*Witnesses' names, age and residence  
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
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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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1916238/waypoints Browse Page] '''<br> ⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.  
 
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.  
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916238 Mexico, Nuevo León, civil registration, 1859-1962]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
== 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 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.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===
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If you are unable to find your ancestor try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Coahuila]] is to the west, [[Tamaulipas]] to the east, and [[San Luis Potosí]] to the southwest. Nuevo León shares about a 10 mile border with [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] on the north and about a 7 mile border with [[Zacatecas]] on the southwest.
  
*[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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[http://www.saginawlibrary.org/wp-content/pdf/Hispanic_American.pdf Hispanic Genealogy Resources]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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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-Nuevo-Le%C3%B3n-Civil-Registration-1859-1962-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.
*[[Nuevo León|Nuevo Leon]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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"Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing Civil Registration State Archives, Nuevo León.
  
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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{{Image_Citation}}
  
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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
“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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Nuevo León, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1859-1962
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Nuevo León, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Civil Registration State Archives, Nuevo León


What is in This Collection?

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

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 percent 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, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Birth records may contain the following:

  • 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

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • 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

Death records may contain the following:

  • 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 Do I Search This Collection?

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.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

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

If you are unable to find your ancestor try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Coahuila is to the west, Tamaulipas to the east, and San Luis Potosí to the southwest. Nuevo León shares about a 10 mile border with Texas on the north and about a 7 mile border with Zacatecas on the southwest.

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

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, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Civil Registration State Archives, Nuevo León.

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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