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Mexico Deaths, 1680-1940
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Record Description
Record Type: Deaths
Collection years: 1680-1940
Languages: English
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index for the years 1680 to 1940. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age or year of birth
  • Burial Date & place
  • Spouse's name
  • Parents' names

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Mexico Deaths, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Approximate date of the record

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description
  • Use the age at the time of death along with the place of death to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and land records
  • 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. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

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

  • 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 to be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration when possible since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
  • There may be more than one person with the same name

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Mexico.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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