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''[[Mexico Genealogy| Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Sonora, Mexico Genealogy|Sonora]]''
  
== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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{{Mexico HR Infobox
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| CID = CID1918289
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| title= Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995
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| location= Mexico
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| LOC_01 = Sonora
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| loc_map =MX Locator Map Mexico Sonora.png  
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| record_type = Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1861
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| end_year = 1995
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Registro Civil del Estado de Sonora, México
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Mexico Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Sonora, Mexico Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Sonora Maps]]
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| RW_URL_02 = [[Sonora History]]
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| custodian = Sonora Civil Registry State Archives
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Sonora, México.'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of civil records for Sonora covers the years 1861 to 1995.
  
This collection of civil records for Sonora covers the inclusive years of 1861 to 1995.
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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. These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]].
 
 
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&nbsp;records were handwritten in formatted registers. The text of these records is in Spanish.  
 
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
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&nbsp;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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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&nbsp;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 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.  
 
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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1918289/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
 
=== 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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Sonora.}}
 
 
 
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Sonora.
 
  
[[Mexico, State of Sonora Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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{{Collection Browse Link
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|CID=CID1918289
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|title=Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Mexico sonora cr birth.jpg|Birth
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Image:Mexico sonora cr birth.jpg|Birth Record
Image:Mexico sonora cr marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Mexico sonora cr marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
Image:Mexico sonora cr death.jpg|Death
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Image:Mexico sonora cr death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following:  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of birth
*Name of the principal
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*Name and gender of child
*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
  
'''Thes records usually contain the following information:'''
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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
  
'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
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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 included place of burial
 
*Sometimes included place of burial
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
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.
 
  
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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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1918289/waypoints Browse Page] ''' <br>  ⇒ Select the "City or Municipality" <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.  
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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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.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, State of Sonora Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki 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.
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
*[http://portal.sre.gob.mx/chicago/pdf/ofRegCivilMex.pdf Mexico Civil Registration PDF document]  
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*[[Mexico Language and Languages]]
*[http://www.rcivil.df.gob.mx/ Dirección General del Registro Civil del Distrito Federal]
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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]
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1918289 Mexico, Sonora, civil registration, 1861-1995]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*[[Mexico]]
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?===
*[[Sonora|Sonora]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. [[Baja California]] is to the northwest, [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] to the north (and a little bit of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]]), [[Chihuahua]] to the east, and [[Sinaloa]] to the southeast.
  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.  
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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-Sonora-Civil-Registration-1861-1995-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.
  
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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== Citing this Collection ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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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> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado Sonara (Sonora Civil Registry State Archives).}} <br>
  
“Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22216-6034-46?cc=1918289&amp;wc=12012833: accessed 30 August, 2012), Benjamin Hill &gt; Defunciones 1982 &gt; image 1 of 70 images, Mercedes Dupont Martinez, 1982; citing municipio de Benjamin Hill, Sonora, Mexico.
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[[Category:Sonora, Mexico]]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Sonora_State]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1861-1995
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Estado de Sonora, México
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Sonora Civil Registry State Archives


What is in the Collection?

This collection of civil records for Sonora covers the years 1861 to 1995.

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. These records are written in Spanish.

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.

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, 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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mexico, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

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
  • Places 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 included place of burial

How Do I Search the Collection?

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒ Select the "City or Municipality"
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

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

Unable to find your ancestor? Try looking through records in the surrounding localities. Baja California is to the northwest, Arizona to the north (and a little bit of New Mexico), Chihuahua to the east, and Sinaloa to the southeast.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See 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, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado Sonara (Sonora Civil Registry 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, Sonora, Civil Registration, 1861-1995.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.