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Getting started with Mexican research[edit | edit source]

Welcome to the México page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the México page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Mexican records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The México Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de México en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí:éxico

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Aguascalientes Baja California Baja California Sur Campeche
Chiapas Chihuahua Coahuila Colima
Distrito Federal Durango Guanajuato Guerrero
Hidalgo Jalisco Estado de México Michoacán
Morelos Nayarit Nuevo León Oaxaca
Puebla Querétaro Quintana Roo San Luis Potosí
Sinaloa Sonora Tabasco Tamaulipas
Tlaxcala Veracruz Yucatán Zacatecas

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