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Given that Guadalajara was the seat of the Viceroyalty of Nueva Galicia throughout the colonial era of Mexico, the city contains some of the document repositories that are of most genealogical value not only for Jalisco, but for other states that comprised Nueva Galicia, including Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Nayarit.

The archive holds the oldest civil records pertaining to the governments of Nueva Galicia. Records include land grant and transfer documents. The archive also holds historic judicial records. The following are the collections held at the archive:

  • Nueva Galicia 1573 – 1823
  • Agricultura y ganadería 1900 – 1949
  • Beneficencia 1824 – 1966
  • Estadística 1840 – 1964
  • Fomento 1843 – 1971
  • Gobernación 1923 – 1980
  • Hacienda 1700 – 1975
  • Hospital Civil 1888 – 1978
  • Instrucción Pública 1824 – 1974
  • Justicia 1828 – 1975
  • Trabajo y previsión social 1889 – 1980
  • Acatlán de Juárez 1805 – 1971

Archives[edit | edit source]

Guadalajara[edit | edit source]

Archive of the Judicial Power of the State of Jalisco (Archivo del Poder Judicial del Estado de Jalisco)
Degollado Número 14 Centro
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 001 2345
Email: direccion.oparchestadist@cjj.gob.mx
Website: Archive of the Judicial Power of the State of Jalisco

Cabañas Hospice Archive (Archivo del Hospicio de Cabañas)
Cabañas número 8, colonia las fresas, plaza tapatia centro Barrio de Analco Sector Reforma Aldea Nueva
44360 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 668 1646/333 668 1647
Email: cabana@jalisco.gob.mx
Website: Cabañas Hospice Archive

General Archive of the H. Congress of the State of Jalisco (Archivo General del H. Congreso del Estado de Jalisco)
Avenida Hidalgo número 222 Centro
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 679 1560/333 679 1563/333 679 1515 Extensión: 1572
Email: ana.castellanos@congresojal.gob.mx
Website: General Archive of the H. Congress of the State of Jalisco

General Archive of Notaries of the State of Jalisco (Archivo General de Notarías del Estado de Jalisco)
Prol. Alcalde 1855, edif. de Archivos Histórico piso 3 Miraflores
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 819 2466/819 2467
Email: ricardo.gutierrez@jalisco.gob.mx
Website: General Archive of Notaries of the State of Jalisco

Historical Archive of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara)
Casa del “AVE MARÍA” Reforma No. 362 Zona centro
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone and Fax: 333 658 2839
Email: rchistoricogdl@hotmail.com
Website: Historical Archive of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara
Website #2: Archive of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara
Website #3: Archive of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara
Website #4: Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara
Website #5: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQsrQdZu3Y Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara)

The historical archive of the Archbishopric of Guadalajara, Jalisco, has gone through several stages that can be simplified into two: the meritorious task of collecting and preserving the documents until the end of the 19th century, and the second, the opening to public use of researchers, academics and students. It holds historical ecclesiastical records including records related to the investigations and accreditation of clergy, documents related to marriage dispensations and diocese newsletters.

Historical Archive of Public Instruments of the State of Jalisco (Archivo Histórico de Instrumentos Públicos del Estado de Jalisco)
Avenida Alcalde número 1855 tercer piso Miraflores
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 819 2466
Website: Historical Archive of Public Instruments of the State of Jalisco

Historical Archive of the Public Library of the State of Jalisco "Juan José Arreola" (Archivo Histórico de la Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Jalisco ""Juan José Arreola"")
Avenida 16 de septiembre número 849 Zona Centro
44190 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 619 0480
Email: hnuno@redudg.udg.mx
Website: Historical Archive of the Public Library of the State of Jalisco "Juan José Arreola"

Jalisco State Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico del Estado de Jalisco)
Prolongación Alcalde y Chihuahua núm. 1855, 4o. Piso edificio de Archivos del Estado Miraflores
44280 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 819 2468/333 819 2469
Email: carmenlomelin@jalico.gob.mx
Email #2: veronica.morales@jalisco.gob.mx
Website: Jalisco State Historical Archive

Municipal Archive of Guadalajara Salvador Gómez García (Archivo Municipal de Guadalajara Salvador Gómez García Ayuntamiento de Guadalajara)
Esmeralda 2486 Col. Verde Valle
44550 Guadalajara
Telephone: 33 1201 7999/3122 6581
Email: leromero@guadalajara.gob.mx
Website: Municipal Archive of Guadalajara Salvador Gómez García


There are 132 historical archives in 124 municipalities in the State of Jalisco. Here is the website: State of Jalisco Historical Archives.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Guadalajara[edit | edit source]

Beatriz Hernandez (Beatriz Hernández)
Av. Patria No. 3116, Col. Beatriz Hernández
44760 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 645 1719
Email: bp6954@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Beatriz Hernandez

C.P. Gabriel Covarrubias Ibarra
Alfonso Cravioto No. 471 Col. Jardínes Alcalde
44289 Guadalajara
Telephone: 331 592 0616/333 333 5594
Email: bp5649@dgb.gob.mx
Website: C.P. Gabriel Covarrubias Ibarra

Dr. Delfino Gallo Aranda
Cuitláhuac No. 305 (Centro Cultural), Col. Analco Patio de los Ángeles
44450 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 030 1400/333 030 1419 Centro Cultural
Email: bp8174@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Dr. Delfino Gallo Aranda

Efraín González Morfín
Mitla No. 378 Monumental
44340 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 336 3714/331 595 8341
Email: bp4571@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Efraín González Morfín

Esmeralda Villaseñor de Matute
Adolfo Cisneros No. 2029 Col. Lomas de Polanco
44960 Guadalajara
Telephone: 331 592 2096/331 201 8746
Email: bp6084@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Esmeralda Villaseñor de Matute

Fray Antonio de Segovia
Chamizal No. 231 Esq. José María Verea, Col. San Andrés
44810 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 336 5578
Email: bp7185@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Fray Antonio de Segovia

Juan José Arreola State Public Library (Biblioteca Pública del Estado Juan José Arreola)
Perif. Nte. Manuel Gómez Morín 1695 Col. Los Belenes
45100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 836 4530
Website: Juan José Arreola State Public Library

Larva
Av. Juárez No. 451-A, Col. Centro
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 613 2776
Email: bp8920@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Larva

Lic. Agustín Yánez
Río la Barca Esq. Río Mascota s/n, Col. Atlas Agustín Yáñez
44870 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 639 9889/331 201 8711
Email: bp0166@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Lic. Agustín Yánez

Lic. Carlos Castillo Peraza
Ana María Gallaga No. 4802, Col. Los Colorines
44980 Guadalajara
Telephone: 331 594 3336/331 596 4029
Email: bp8310@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Lic. Carlos Castillo Peraza

Manuel Gomez Morin (Manuel Gómez Morín)
Av. Soto y Gama Esq. Juan B. Berdeja No. 775 Col. Rancho Nuevo
44240 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 330 3076/333 330 3006
Email: bp8727@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Manuel Gomez Morin

Mexican Army and Air Force (Ejército y Fuerza Área Mexicanos)
Contreras Medellín No. 625 Guadalajara Centro
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 613 5921
Email: bp7342@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Mexican Army and Air Force

Mtro. Fernando del Paso
Eduardo Ruiz No. 110 Col. Miguel Hidalgo
44760 Guadalajara
Telephone: 331 594 8760/331 596 9382
Email: bp8894@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Mtro. Fernando del Paso

Octavio Paz Ibero-American Library (Biblioteca Iberoamericana Octavio Paz)
Colón s/n Centro
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 614 1506
Website: Octavio Paz Ibero-American Library

Prof. Ma. Luisa Riestra Vda. by Navarro (Mtra. Ma. Luisa Riestra Vda. de Navarro)
San Pedro No. 2919-A Circunvalación Oblatos
44720 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 336 5013/331 595 9428
Email: bp4803@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Prof. Ma. Luisa Riestra Vda. by Navarro

Prof. Ramón García Ruiz
González Ortega No. 679, Col. El Santuario
44200 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 614 8617
Email: bp1320@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Prof. Ramón García Ruiz

Saint Cecilia (Santa Cecilia)
Alfonso Esparza Oteo s/n Col. Santa Cecilia
44700 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 168 2540
Email: bp8991@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Saint Cecilia

Severo Diaz Galindo (Severo Díaz Galindo)
Urbano Gómez No. 1378, Col. San Miguel Huentitán Planetario
44300 Guadalajara
Telephone: 333 333 9926/331 592 3190
Email: bp6957@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Severo Diaz Galindo


There are 12 libraries in four municipalities in the State of Jalisco. Here is the website: State of Jalisco Libraries.

There are 283 DGB libraries in 125 municipalities in the State of Jalisco. Here is the website: State of Jalisco DGB Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Guadalajara[edit | edit source]

Museum of the City of Guadalajara (Museo de la Ciudad de Guadalajara)
Independencia 684 Centro Histórico
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 33 1201 8712/1201 8713/1201 8714/1201 8715
Email: museodelaciudaddeguadalajara@gmail.com
Website: Museum of the City of Guadalajara
Website #2: Museo de la Ciudad Guadalajara

The museum reveals the history of the city of Guadalajara and various cultural aspects of the place. It is located in a building from the late seventeenth century, which was part of the Convent of Capuchin Nuns. It has ten showrooms; the six on the ground floor offer a historical, urban, ethnographic and artistic tour of the city and its inhabitants from the conquest to modern times.

Regional Museum of Guadalajara (Museo Regional de Guadalajara)
Liceo 60 Centro
44100 Guadalajara
Telephone: 33 3614 5257/3614 9957
Email: museoregionalguadalajara@hotmail.com
Email #2: roberto_velasco@inah.gob.mx
Website: Regional Museum of Guadalajara
Website #2: Regional Museum of Guadalajara
Website #3: Museo Regional de Guadalajara

The museum tour ranges from the first settlers of the region to the revolutionary movement, with aspects of the life and customs of the ethnic groups that inhabit the state. It has a paleontological collection, of which a complete mammoth skeleton and a collection of fossils found in the surroundings stand out. The many archaeological remains, ranging from projectile points and utensils from the first settlers to the artistic expressions of western Mesoamerican cultures, provide an overview of the cultural development of the region. The ethnographic heritage of the Cora and Huichol peoples of the area stands out. It also has a sample of paintings from the 17th to the 20th centuries, by authors such as Echave, Juárez, Rodríguez Juárez, Villalpando, Cabrera, Rivera and Dr. Atl.


There are 94 museums in 54 municipalities in the State of Jalisco. Here is the website: State of Jalisco Museums.