Mexico Goals:  1: Research   2: Civil Registration   3: Archives and Libraries   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  




Project 9:
Mexico

Explore research in Mexico.


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Goal 1: Get started with Mexican research.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Mexico ancestors.

  1. Read the FS Wiki Quick Start Guide to get started with your Mexican ancestor research.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Genealogy
  2. Read this About.com article for an introduction to Mexico research.
    AB—Mexico Genealogy 101
  3. Watch these videos for ideas on researching in Mexico.
    BYU—Researching Mexico—16:18
    | FS—I Found My Abuela in Mexico—48:39
  4. Explore the Mexican Genealogy Info site for research resources.
  5. Explore online resources for Mexican research.
    FS—Online Resources for Mexico—52:52

B. Learn about Spanish language resources for your research.

  1. Access a Spanish genealogy word list in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Spanish Genealogy Word List
  2. Learn about Hispanic surnames in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Mexico Names
  3. Enhance your skills in reading Spanish records for research.


Goal 2: Learn about Mexico civil registration records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mexico vital records.

  1. Learn about Mexico civil registration records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Civil Registration Records
  2. Learn about the 1930 Mexico Census in this Ancestry video.
    AC—1930 Mexico Census—2:00
  3. Explore the CensusLink site for census records in Mexico.


Goal 3: Learn about Mexico archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Explore Mexico archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Mexico archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Archives and Libraries









Goal 4: Learn about Mexican church, religious, and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mexico church records, which include most vital records.

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  1. Learn about Mexican church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexican Church Records
  2. Explore Jewish genealogy in Mexico in this guide from the Center for Jewish History site.
  3. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Mexico.

B. Learn about Mexican cemetery records.

  1. Learn about Mexico cemetery records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Cemetery Records
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Mexican emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mexico emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Mexico emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn to trace hometown roots of ancestors who crossed the U.S. border.
    FS—U.S. Hispanic Immigration—51:23
  3. Watch "Crossing the Frontera" for information about ancestors who may have come to the U.S. from 1895 to 1957.
    FS—Crossing the Frontera (27:08)
  4. Explore the Genealogy of Mexico site for list of early settlers of Mexico.
  5. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Mexico as the departure or arrival location.


Goal 6: Learn about Mexico military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mexico military records.

  1. Learn about Mexico military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Military Records









Goal 7: Learn about Mexico maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mexico maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Mexico maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Maps
  2. Learn about Mexico gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Gazetteers

B. Explore Mexican map resources.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Mexico maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Mexico.
  3. Explore the MapsOfWorld site for maps of Mexico and its provinces.
  4. Explore old maps of Mexico in the 1900 Collection.
  5. Access Mexican map resources in the About.com site.
  6. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Mexico maps.


Goal 8: Learn about Mexico newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Mexico newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Learn about Mexico newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Newspapers
  2. Search Mexican newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Mexico newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Mexico newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.







Goal 9: Search records from Mexico.


Choices:

A. Use the QUIKLinks to quickly search the most common record collections for Mexico.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the first section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore GenealogyInTime for Central American records.

  1. Explore the Central America page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Canadian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.


Goal 11: Get help with your Mexican research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Mexico Genealogy Research page of Facebook.
  2. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Mexico.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Mexico research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Mexico research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Mexican research mailing lists available on Cyndi's list.
  3. Join the RootsWeb message board for Mexico.

C. Learn about Mexico genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Mexico genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mexico Societies
  2. Explore Mexico genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Census: 1930   Baptisms: 1560-1950
Marriages: 1680-1940
Deaths: 1538-1991
Distrito Federal Civil Registration: 1832-2005
Distrito Federal Catholic Church: 1514-1970
Border Crossings, Mexico to U.S. 1903-1957


Ancestry  Civil Registration:
Aguascalientes  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Chur.  
Campeche  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Chiapas  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Chihuahua  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Coahuila  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Colima  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Distrito Fed.  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Durango  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Guanajuato  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Guerrero  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Hidalgo  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Jalisco  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Michoacan  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Morelos  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Nayarit  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Nuevo Leon  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Oaxaca  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Puebla  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Queretaro  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Quintana Roo  - Birth   Marr.   Death  
San Luis Potosi  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Chur.  
Sinaloa  - Church  
Sonora  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Tabasco  - Church  
Tamaulipas  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Tlaxcala  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Veracruz  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Yucatan  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  
Zacatecas  - Birth   Marr.   Death   Church  





Mexico States

Aguascalientes     Baja California     Baja California Sur     Campeche     Chiapas     Chihuahua     Coahuila     Colima    
Distrito Federal     Durango     Guanajuato     Guerrero    Hidalgo     Jalisco     Mexico     Michoacan    
Morelos     Nayarit     Nuevo Leon     Oaxaca    Puebla     Queretaro     Quintana Roo     San Luis Potosi    
Sinaloa     Sonora     Tabasco     Tamaulipas    Tlaxcala     Veracruz     Yucatan     Zacatecas