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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, México.'''
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Oaxaca covers the years of 1861 to 2002.
  
This collection of civil records for Oaxaca covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 2002..  
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The civil registration records for Mexico cover the vital events of 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.  
  
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 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.  
  
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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=== Reading These Records === 
  
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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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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'''Birth records''' usually contain the following information:
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-->Mexico civil registry offices. Mexico, Oaxaca, civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, Mexico.<!--bibdescend--> }}
 
 
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Oaxaca.
 
 
 
[[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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
 
  
 
*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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'''Marriage 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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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Place and date of the event  
 
*Place and date of the event  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
*Name of the principal (deceased)
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*Name of the deceased  
*Civil status of principal at time of death  
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*Civil status of deceased at time of death  
 
*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  
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Mexico Oaxaca cr birth.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Mexico oaxaca cr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico oaxaca cr death.jpg|Death Record
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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*Family relationships
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1923401/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
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# Select '''District or Municipality'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images. <br>
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1923401 Mexico, Oaxaca, civil registration, 1861-2002]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
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.
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===For Help Reading These Records===
  
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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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
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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*[[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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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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.<br><br>
  
*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Oaxaca,_Mexico Oaxaca, Mexico]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.  
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===
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*If you have not been able to find your ancestor, try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Guerrero]] is to the west, [[Puebla]] to the northwest, [[Veracruz]] to the north, and [[Chiapas]] to the east.
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
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*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information.  You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
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*There may be more than one person with the same name.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
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*Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Oaxaca|Oaxaca]]<br>
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.
  
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;Collection Citation:
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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"Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Civil Registration State Archives, Oaxaca.}}
  
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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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
=== 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, 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.
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1861-2002
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Oaxaca, México
FamilySearch Resources
Archive
Civil Registration State Archives, Oaxaca


What is in This Collection?

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

The civil registration records for Mexico cover the vital events of 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.

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.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Birth 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

Marriage 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

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Place and date of the event
  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Civil status of deceased at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Parents’ names
  • Sometimes, place of burial

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select District or Municipality
  2. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.


For Help Reading These Records

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

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.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

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

  • If you have not been able to find your ancestor, try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Guerrero is to the west, Puebla to the northwest, Veracruz to the north, and Chiapas to the east.
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not.
  • There may be more than one person with the same name.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

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, Oaxaca, Civil Registration, 1861-2002." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Civil Registration State Archives, Oaxaca.}}

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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