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*Name of the principal
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*Presenter/father's age, civil status, origin and residence
*Parents' names, residence, and/or place of origin
 
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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*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
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*Groom's age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
*Place of origin and residence of the bride and groom
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*Names of groom's parents and their origin
*Names of parents  
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*Bride's age, civil status, origin and residence  
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*Names of bride's parents and their origin
 
*Name of witnesses
 
*Name of witnesses
  
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*Place and date of the event
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*Name and age of deceased
*Place and date of death
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*Date, time and place of death
*Name of the principal (deceased)
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*Cause of death
*Civil status of principal at time of death  
 
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death  
 
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Parents’ names  
*Sometimes, place of burial
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil del Estado de Veracruz, México

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Veracruz covers the inclusive years of 1821 to 1949.

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. Veracruz, civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Veracruz, Mexico.

Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Veracruz.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in these birth records include:

  • Date and place of record
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child’s date and place of birth
  • Presenter/father's name
  • Presenter/father's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of witnesses

Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their origin
  • Bride's age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their origin
  • Name of witnesses

Key genealogical facts found in these death records include:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date, time and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Parents’ names
  • Declarant's name, age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
  • Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
  • Sometimes, burial information

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.

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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, Veracruz, Civil Registration, 1821-1949,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23831-24827-80?cc=1922413&wc=12939238: accessed 12 July, 2012), Coatzintla > Nacimientos 1927-1930 > image 344 of 357 images, Alicia Morales, 1930; citing Archivo del Municipio de Coatzintla, Veracruz, Mexico.