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| record_type = Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1864
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| end_year = 2005
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| language = [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]
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| title_language = Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Querétaro covers the years 1864 to 2005.
  
This collection of civil records for Querétaro covers the inclusive years of 1864 to 2005.  
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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 ===
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These records are written in Spanish. Here is a link to a [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish Genealogical Word List]];  also see the section [[Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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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{{Collection Browse Link
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| CID = CID1922415
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| title= Mexico, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following:
  
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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*Date and place of birth
 
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*Name and gender of child
=== 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-->Mexico civil registry offices. Mexico, Querétaro, civil registration. General Archive of Querétaro, México.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[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  ==
 
 
 
'''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  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin  
 
*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following:
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of marriage
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event  
 
*Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time 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''' may contain the following:
  
*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  
 
*Civil status of principal 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  
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*Sometimes, place of burial
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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<gallery>
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Image:Mexico queretaro cr birth.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Mexico queretaro cr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Mexico queretaro cr death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Name of the person
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*Approximate date of the event
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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/1428897/waypoints Browse Page]'''. br>
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# Select '''City or Municipality'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years'''
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# Select '''final browse level''' to view the images.
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
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For help reading these Spanish records see the following guides:
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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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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1922415 Mexico, Querétaro, civil resgistration, 1864-2005]. 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>
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
⇒ 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.
 
  
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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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.
  
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  ==
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/documentos-esenciales-para-buscar-a-sus-antepasados/587 Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] - Spanish
  
*[http://www.nuestrosranchos.com/en/node/19689 Queretaro State Genealogy]
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=== I Found Who 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 the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico_National_Census,_1930_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) 1930 Mexico National Census records]  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate 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.
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*If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?===
*[[Querétaro|Querétaro]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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*Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Guanajuato]] is to the west, [[San Luis Potosí]] to the north, [[Hidalgo]] to the east, [[Estado de México]] to the southeast, and [[Michoacán]] 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. Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]
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*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mexico,_Querétaro,_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Querétaro 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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== 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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<br><br>'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Queretaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro (Querétaro State Archives).}}
  
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]].
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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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? ==
  
“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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Querétaro, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1864-2005
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Querétaro State Archives


What is in the Collection?

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

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. Here is a link to a Spanish Genealogical Word List; 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, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Birth records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of birth
  • Name and gender of child
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • 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

Death records may contain the following:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the 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

Collection Contents

Sample Images


How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page. br>

  1. Select City or Municipality
  2. Select Record Type and Years
  3. Select final browse level to view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records see the following guides:

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?

To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:

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.
  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.


I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Guanajuato is to the west, San Luis Potosí to the north, Hidalgo to the east, Estado de México to the southeast, and Michoacán 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. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • Querétaro 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.

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, Queretaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Registro Civil del Estado de Querétaro (Querétaro State Archives).


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, Querétaro, Civil Registration, 1864-2005.


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