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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1922415 |title=Mexico, State of Querétaro Civil Registration|location=Mexican}}  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1922415 |title=Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005|location=Mexican}}<br>
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México.
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of civil records for Querétaro covers the inclusive years of 1864 to 2005.  
 
This collection of civil records for Querétaro covers the inclusive years of 1864 to 2005.  
  
== 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/1922415/waypoints Browse].
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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
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| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico civil registry offices. Mexico, Querétaro, civil registration. General Archive of Querétaro, México.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
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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[[Mexico, State of Querétaro 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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== Record Content  ==
  
The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:  
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'''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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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''
  
 
*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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'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''
  
 
*Place and date of the event  
 
*Place and date of the event  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒ Select the Ciudad o municipio <br>
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⇒ Select the Tipo de registro y años which takes you to the images.  
  
=== Record History  ===
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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.
  
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 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.  
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.  
 
  
 
== 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://www.nuestrosranchos.com/en/node/19689 Queretaro State Genealogy]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
 
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Quer%C3%A9taro Queretaro]
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*[[Querétaro|Querétaro]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.  
 
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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;&nbsp;
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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]].  
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 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: 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.
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The citation below 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.
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico. Various municipal offices of the civil registry. Civil registration, 1864-2005. General Archive of Queretaro, Querétaro, México.<!--bibdescend-->
 
  
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Querétaro.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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“Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22298-54574-42?cc=1922415&wc=13941397: accessed 30 August, 2012), Tequiaquispan > Nacimientos 1891-1931 > image 2750 of 2757 images, Luciana Moralez, 1931; citing Villa de Tequisquiaqan, Queretaro, Mexico.

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Querétaro covers the inclusive years of 1864 to 2005.

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.

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 civil registry offices. Mexico, Querétaro, civil registration. General Archive of Querétaro, México.

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

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:

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

The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:

  • 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 Record

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.

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, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22298-54574-42?cc=1922415&wc=13941397: accessed 30 August, 2012), Tequiaquispan > Nacimientos 1891-1931 > image 2750 of 2757 images, Luciana Moralez, 1931; citing Villa de Tequisquiaqan, Queretaro, Mexico.