Mexico Guided Research

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FamilySearch identified the most complete online indexes for birth, marriage, and death information.

Do you know where your ancestor lived?



I know the location



I do not know the location

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Option 1 - Search Nation-wide

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It is beneficial to know where your ancestor lived to do this search.
Common naming patterns may confuse the results.

Birth

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Search a birth index

Start here:

• 1510s-2000s: Mexico Birth Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950
Mexico Catholic Church Records
Mexico Civil Registration
For a full listing of all Mexico church and civil registration records: see Collections.




If the birth record was not found, try this next:

• 1860s-1940s: Mexico Civil Registrations of Birth at Ancestry ($)




What else you can try:

Additional online resources


Substitute records


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Why the record may not exist


Marriage

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Search a marriage index

Start here:

• 1510s-2000s: Mexico Marriage Collectionsat FamilySearch - (List of collections) Mexico Marriages, 1570-1950
Mexico Catholic Church Records
Mexico Civil Registration
For a full listing of all Mexico church and civil registration records: see Collections.




If the marriage record was not found, try this next:

• 1860s-1960s: Mexico Civil Registrations of Marriage at Ancestry ($)




What else you can try:

Additional online resources


Substitute records


Improve searching


Why the record may not exist


Death

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Search a death index

Start here:

• 1510s-1990s: Mexico Death Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Mexico Deaths, 1680-1940
Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950 (includes deaths)
Mexico Catholic Church Records
Mexico Civil Registration
BillionGraves Index
Find A Grave Index
For a full listing of all Mexico church and civil registration records: see Collections.




If the death record was not found, try this next:

• 1860s-1980s: Mexico Civil Registrations of Death at Ancestry ($)




What else you can try:

Additional online resources


Substitute records


Improve searching


Why the record may not exist



Option 2 - Locate the Hometown

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If you do not know the town your ancestor lived, see the article Mexico Locating Place of Origin for help finding your ancestor's state or municipality.










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