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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1859-1961
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: México, Aguascalientes, Registros Civiles del Estado
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes civil registration birth, marriages, death and other records from the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico, and date from 1859 to 1961. As of 13 March 2018, this collection included records from the following cities or towns:

  • Aguascalientes
  • Asientos
  • Buena Vista
  • Calvillo
  • Cañada Honda
  • Cieneguilla
  • Colonia Calles
  • Cosío
  • Jaltomate
  • Jesús María
  • La Labor
  • Malpaso
  • Ojocaliente
  • Pabellón de Arteaga
  • Palo Alto
  • Paredes
  • Pilotos
  • Puerto de la Concepción
  • Rincón de Romos
  • San Francisco de los Romos
  • San Jacinto
  • San José de Gracia
  • San Rafael
  • Sandovales
  • Tepezalá
  • Venadero
  • Viudas de Oriente

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information is usually found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Date and place of registration
  • Informant's name and personal information
  • Child’s name and gender
  • Child’s birth date and place of birth
  • Father’s name, age, marital status, occupation, and residence
  • Mother’s maiden name, age, marital status and residence
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of witnesses and their personal information

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s name
  • Groom’s age and residence
  • Groom’s marital status and occupation
  • Groom’s parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name)
  • Bride’s name
  • Bride’s marital status, age, and residence
  • Witnesses’ names, marital status, age, birthplaces, and residences

Death Records

  • Date and place of death
  • Deceased's name (a woman may be filed either under her maiden or married name)
  • Deceased’s age and occupation
  • Cause of death
  • Deceased’s parents’ names and ages
  • Witnesses’ names, ages, occupations, and residences

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For more details on Mexican civil registration records, see the parent article Mexico Civil Registration Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

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  • Estimated marriage or birth year

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  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in 1930, Mexico National Census. The census can help you find if your ancestors were married civilly or by the Catholic Church or both. Then you can proceed looking in those records for more information

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, Now What?[edit | edit source]

  • Mexico, Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records may also be a good substitute when civil records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
  • Also, consider looking at collections for surrounding localities. Zacatecas is on the northern, eastern, and western border and Jalisco is on the southern border

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