Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1560 through 1950.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Baptisms, 1560-1950 Marriages, 1680-1940 Deaths, 1570-1950
Aguascalientes 416,041 83,228 3,935
Baja California 23,475 324 0
Baja California Sur 44,103 6,937 0
Campeche 203,162 38,259 0
Chiapas 700,607 94,888 1,174
Chihuahua 532,034 89,244 3,381
Coahuila 469,840 66,038 0
Colima 167,233 31,039 0
Distrito Federal 2,830,206 397,421 17,513
Durango 870,868 142,860 852
Guanajuato 5,058,366 827,800 39,630
Guerrero 1,321,846 182,354 0
Hidalgo 3,532,950 392,011 0
Jalisco 4,478,476 752,218 434
Mexico 1,881,874 66,449 238,160
Mexico Estado 435,353 75,077 0
Michoacán 1,882,722 286,328 28,742
Morelos 729,716 87,035 0
Nayarit 677,135 39,993 0
Nuevo León 223,602 93,608 5,472
Oaxaca 3,671,561 445,039 1,266
Puebla 6,419,934 864,523 6,136
Querétaro 1,417,524 145,529 5,081
Quintana Roo 0 424 1,231
San Luis Potosí 1,950,221 349,678 0
Sinaloa 234,820 33,502 0
Sonora 208,757 27,046 0
Tabasco 46,493 4,097 0
Tamaulipas 393,164 44,133 4,853
Tlaxcala 242,310 14,065 3,180
Veracruz 845,372 89,260 268
Yucatán 1,221,177 316,264 759
Zacatecas 1,224,602 145,505 0
Totals 44,355,544 6,232,176 362,067

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1999, some of the entries were published on 4 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Middle America Vital Records Index: Mexico." This is an index of some marriages throughout Mexico. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Mexico.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?

The records in this collection were extracted using older techniques which make it difficult to trace the original records. FamilySearch has determined that the following film number are incorrectly linked to the index shown in the record details. They will be corrected in a future rework.

Film number 728575 is incorrect and should be 729575
Film number 504955 is incorrect and should be 604955

The source film number is listed on the record details. You may use it to order a microfilm copy into a nearby FamilySearch center for viewing.

Information on how to order microfilm and locate the nearest FamilySearch center can be found on the Wiki document from wiki.familysearch.org.

Related Web Sites

Cyndi's List - Mexico

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Related Wiki Articles

Mexico

Mexico Catholic Church Records

Contributions to This Article

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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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Mexico Marriages, 1570-1950." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 25 March 2011. entry for Bernabe Gonzales and Anastacia Chan, married 26 February 1879; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 108,928; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled record.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Mexico Marriages, 1570-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.