Mexico, Quintana Roo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Records
- 2 Collection Time Period
- 3 Record Description
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Record History
- 6 Record Reliability
- 7 Related Web Sites
- 8 Related Wiki Articles
- 9 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 10 Sources of Information for This Collection
Title in the Language of the Records
Registro Civil del Estado de Quintana Roo, México
Collection Time Period
The collection of the civil records for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, covers the inclusive years of 1866 to 1902.
This is a collection of civil registration records for the State of Quintana Roo, 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 in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.
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
- Parents' names, residence, and/or places 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
- Civil status (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom 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
- Occasionally, place of burial
How to Use the Record
The civil registration records 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.
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.
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.
Records in this collection are generally reliable, but depend on the reliability of the informant.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Examples of Source Citations for a Record 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.
Sources of Information for This Collection
"Mexico, Quintana Roo Civil Registration", images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), 2011.
Original records are housed at various civil registry offices throughout the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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