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|title=Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002
 
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
'''Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, México.'''
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Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, México.  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Oaxaca covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 2002..
  
 
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/1923401/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 Oaxaca 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/1923401/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
 
=== 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>
  
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<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo del Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca.}}  
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Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Oaxaca.  
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Oaxaca.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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[[Mexico, State of Oaxaca 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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== Record Content  ==
  
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  
 
*Date and place of the event  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
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  
 
*Date and place of the event  
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*Name of witnesses
 
*Name of witnesses
  
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  
 
*Place and date of the event  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Distrito o municipio ⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.  
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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 "Distrito o municipio" category<br> ⇒ 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.  
 
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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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Oaxaca,_Mexico Oaxaca, Mexico]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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“Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24107-80102-80?cc=1923401&amp;wc=13958856: accessed 30 August, 2012), Zaachilá &gt; Defunciones 1991 &gt; image 200 of 206 images, Angel Martinez Gaspar, 1991; citing Archivo Central del Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, Mexico.
 
 
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
 

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, México.

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Oaxaca covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 2002..

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, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo del Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca.

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

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of the principal
  • Child’s gender
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
  • Names of witnesses

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
  • Places of origin and residence of the bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Name of witnesses

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Place and date of the event
  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the principal (deceased)
  • Civil status of principal at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Parents’ names
  • 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 "Distrito o municipio" category
⇒ 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.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24107-80102-80?cc=1923401&wc=13958856: accessed 30 August, 2012), Zaachilá > Defunciones 1991 > image 200 of 206 images, Angel Martinez Gaspar, 1991; citing Archivo Central del Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, Mexico.