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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1918287|title=Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930|location=Mexican}}
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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Puebla, Mexico Genealogy|Puebla]]''
  
== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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| title= Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930
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| location= Mexico
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| LOC_01 = Puebla
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| LOC_02 =
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| loc_map =MX Locator Map Mexico Puebla.png
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| record_type = Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1861
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| end_year = 1930
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| language = [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]
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| title_language = Registro Civil del Estado de Puebla, México
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Mexico Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Puebla, Mexico Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Puebla Maps]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Puebla History]]
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| FS_URL_07 = 
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| FS_URL_08 =   
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| FS_URL_09 =
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| FS_URL_10 =
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| RW_URL_01 = [https://mexicangenealogy.info/puebla-mexico-online-genealogy-resources/ Puebla Mexico Genealogy]
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| RW_URL_02 =
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| RW_URL_03 =
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| RW_URL_04 =
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| RW_URL_05 =  
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| custodian = [http://ifrem.edomex.gob.mx/archivo_general_notarias Archivo General de Notarias]
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Puebla, México.'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Puebla covers the years 1861 to 1930.
  
This collection of civil records for Puebla covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1930.  
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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.  
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=== Reading These Records === 
  
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; in general, however, they are in good condition to extract genealogical information. 
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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/1918287/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
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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{{Collection Browse Link
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| CID = CID1918287
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| title= Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information is usually found in these records:
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Birth records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriage records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Death records'''
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|-
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| Date and place of record
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| Date and place of marriage
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|Name of deceased
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|-
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| Child’s name and gender
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| Names of the bride and groom
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|Age, occupation, origin, nationality and residence of deceased
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|-
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| Child’s birth date and place 
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| Groom’s age, civil status, and occupation
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|Date and place of death  
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|-
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| Presenter/Father’s name, age, civil status and occupation
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| Names of groom’s parents and their origin and residence
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|Cause of death
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|-
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| Parents’ names and race
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| Bride’s age and civil status
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| Spouse’s name, if married, and their age, origin and residence
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|-
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| Paternal grandparents
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| Names of bride’s parents and their origin and residence
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|Declarant’s name, age, civil status and origin
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|-
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|Maternal grandparents
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|Names of witnesses
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|Sometimes, burial information
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|}
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
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== Collection Contents ==
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico civil registry offices. Mexico, Puebla, civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Puebla, México.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[Mexico, State of Puebla 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  ==
 
 
 
'''Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:'''
 
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Mexico, Puebla, CR, birth.JPG
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Image:Mexico, Puebla, CR, birth.JPG|Birth Record
Image:Mexico, Puebla, CR, marriage.JPG
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Image:Mexico, Puebla, CR, marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
Image:Mexico, Puebla, CR, death.jpg
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Image:Mexico, Puebla, CR, death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these birth records include:'''  
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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/1918287/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
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# Select '''City or Municipality'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images. <br>
  
*Date and place of record
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
*Child's name and gender
 
*Child's date and place of birth
 
*Presenter/Father's name, age, civil status and occupation
 
*Parents' names and race
 
*Paternal grandparents
 
*Maternal grandparents
 
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:'''
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:  
  
*Date and place of marriage
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
*Names of the bride and groom
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
*Groom's age, civil status, and occupation
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
*Names of groom's parents and their origin and residence
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
*Bride's age, and civil status
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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]
*Names of bride's parents and their origin and residence
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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]
*Names of witnesses
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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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=== 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>
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:'''
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1918287 Mexico, Puebla, civil registration, 1861-1930]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Name of deceased
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Age, occupation, origin, nationality and residence of deceased
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Date and place of death
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico_National_Census,_1930_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) 1930 Mexico National Census records]
*Cause of death
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
*Spouse's name, if married, and their age, origin and residence
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
*Declarant's name, age, civil status and origin
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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.
*Sometimes, burial information
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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.
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?===
  
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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*Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Morelos]] is to the west, [[Estado de México]] to the northwest, [[Tlaxcala]] to the north, [[Hidalgo]] to the west of Puebla's northern "peninsula," [[Veracruz]] to the east, [[Oaxaca]] to the south, and [[Guerrero]] to the southwest.
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico,_Puebla,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Puebla Catholic Church 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.
  
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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
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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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Mexico-Puebla-Civil-Registration-1861-1930-known-issues&lang=enSee a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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== Related Websites  ==
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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-Puebla-Civil-Registration-1861-1930-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.
  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/birthindexes-lat.html Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1970]
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== Citing this Collection  ==
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10250b.htm Mexico Catholic Church]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/catholic.htm Cyndi's List - Mexico Catholic Church Record Li<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312378360156_538" />][http://www.cyndislist.com/catholic.htm nks]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br>
  
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo General de Notarias, Instituto Cultural Poblano, Puebla (State Archive. Poblano Cultural Institute, Puebla).}}
*[[Puebla|Puebla]]
 
  
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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, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22565-33921-84?cc=1918287&amp;wc=12958814: accessed 11 July, 2012), Atexcal &gt; Nacimientos 1917 &gt; image 8 of 21 images, Paula Josefa, 1917; citing Civil Registry, Atexcal, Puebla, Mexico.
 

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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1861-1930
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Puebla, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Archivo General de Notarias


What is in the Collection?

This collection of civil records for Puebla covers the years 1861 to 1930.

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, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information is usually found in these records:

Birth records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of record Date and place of marriage Name of deceased
Child’s name and gender Names of the bride and groom Age, occupation, origin, nationality and residence of deceased
Child’s birth date and place Groom’s age, civil status, and occupation Date and place of death
Presenter/Father’s name, age, civil status and occupation Names of groom’s parents and their origin and residence Cause of death
Parents’ names and race Bride’s age and civil status Spouse’s name, if married, and their age, origin and residence
Paternal grandparents Names of bride’s parents and their origin and residence Declarant’s name, age, civil status and origin
Maternal grandparents Names of witnesses Sometimes, burial information

Collection Contents

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

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:

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 Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in the 1930 Mexico National Census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate 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 Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Morelos is to the west, Estado de México to the northwest, Tlaxcala to the north, Hidalgo to the west of Puebla's northern "peninsula," Veracruz to the east, Oaxaca to the south, and Guerrero to the southwest.
  • 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.
  • Puebla Catholic Church 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo General de Notarias, Instituto Cultural Poblano, Puebla (State Archive. Poblano Cultural Institute, Puebla).

Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Puebla, Civil Registration, 1861-1930.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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