Mexico Record Finder

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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.

  1. In column 1 find the goal you selected, then in column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  2. Read the sections in the outline about those types of records.
  3. Look for those types of records in the Family History Library Catalog.
  4. Search the records.
  5. If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records. Note: Records of previous research (Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but they are not listed unless they are especially helpful.
1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Civil Registration Church Records
Birth date Civil Registration Church Records
Birthplace Civil Registration Church Records
Boundaries and origins Maps Gazetteers, History
Customs History, Minorities Social Life and Customs
Country of foreign birth Civil Registration Emigration and Immigration
Death information Civil Registration Church Records
Divorce Court Records Civil Registration
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic background Church Records Emigration and Immigration
Historical background History, Encyclopedia and Dictionaries Gazetteers, Periodicals
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration Naturalization and Citizenship
Living relatives Directories
Maiden name Civil Registration Church Records
Marriage information Civil Registration Church Records
Naming customs History Social Life and Customs
Naturalization Court Records
Occupations Civil Records Censuses
Parents Civil Records Church Records
Physical description Military Records Emigration and Immigration
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps
Places of residence Civil Registration Church Records, Biography, Census
Previous research Genealogy, Biography Periodicals
Religion Church Records Censuses
Social activities Social Life and Customs History