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== Foreign Language Title ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registro Civil del Estado de Zacatecas, México.
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'''Registro Civil del Estado de Zacatecas, México.'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of civil records for Zacatecas covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 2000
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This collection of civil records for Zacatecas covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 2000.
  
== 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.
  
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. The earlier records were handwritten in narrative style and later these 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.  
  
=== Record Content ===
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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.
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are: '''
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The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
*Date and place of the event
 
*Name of the principal
 
*Child’s gender
 
*Child’s date of birth
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Parents names, their residence and/or place of origin
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are: '''
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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/1916240/waypoints Browse].
*Date and place of the event
 
*Names of the bride and groom
 
*Their civil status (widowed, single, divorce) 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
 
*Parent’s names
 
*Sometimes, place of burial
 
  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
== How to Use This Collection  ==
 
  
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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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.  
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to births, marriages, and death make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico civil registry offices. Zacatecas, civil registration. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Zacatecas, Mexico.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Zacatecas.  
*The place where the event occurred.
 
*The name and surname of the person.
 
*The approximate date of the event.
 
*The name of the parents or spouse.
 
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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[[Mexico, State of Zacatecas Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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== Record Content  ==
For example:
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
 
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married 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.
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
Keep in mind:
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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Image:Mexico zacatecas cr birth.jpg|Birth
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
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Image:Mexico, zacatecas, cr, marriage.jpg|Marriage
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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Image:Mexico zacatecas cr death.jpg|Death
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
  
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*Date and place of the event
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*Name of the principal
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*Child’s gender
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*Child’s date of birth
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*Legitimacy
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*Parents' names, residence, and/or places of origin
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*Names of witnesses
  
=== Record History  ===
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'''These records usually contain the following 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 people did not always comply, and civil registration wasn't strictly enforced in Mexico until 1867. 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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*Date and place of the event
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
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*Places of origin and residence of the bride and groom
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*Names of parents
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*Name of witnesses
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created  ===
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'''These records usually contain the following 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.
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*Place and date of the event
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*Place and date of death  
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*Name of the principal (deceased)
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*Civil status of principal at time of death
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*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Parents’ names
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*Sometimes included; place of burial
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
The civil registration records of Mexico are a reliable source for doing genealogical research.
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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.  
  
== Related Websites ==
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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.
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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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.  
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
  
[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Mexico, State of Zacatecas 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.
{{Contributor_invite}}  
 
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Related Websites  ==
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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*[http://portal.sre.gob.mx/chicago/pdf/ofRegCivilMex.pdf Mexico Civil Registration PDF document]
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*[http://www.rcivil.df.gob.mx/ Dirección General del Registro Civil del Distrito Federal]
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*“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.
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*[[Mexico Civil Registration]]
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*[[Zacatecas|Zacatecas]]
  
*“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.
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Mexico. Various municipal offices of the civil registry. Civil registration, 1860-2000. Archivo General del Registro Civil del Estado de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México. <!--bibdescend-->
 
  
Original records are also housed in different municipal archives throughout the state of Zacatecas.
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When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.  
  
Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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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]].

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registro Civil del Estado de Zacatecas, México.

Record Description

This collection of civil records for Zacatecas covers the inclusive years of 1860 to 2000.

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

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

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

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

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the event
  • 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

These records usually contain the following information:

  • 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 included; 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.

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 Wiki 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.

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 also 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.