This is a listing of genealogy resources that can help you locate and research your Mexican Genealogy and your ancestors from Coahuila, Mexico.
Exploration of the north of Mexico by Spain took decades after their victory in the capital of the Aztecs. The exploration of this region was delayed because the northern climate was harsher and there was no gold. The first Spanish settlement in the region was Minas de la Trinidad in 1577 and is now called Coahuila. Saltillo was settled in 1586 to form part of the province of New Spain, Nueva Vizcaya of the vice-royalty. Later it became one of the first provinces of Nueva Extremadura to be explored by Europeans.
“Coahuila and Texas” was one of the constituent states of the newly independent United Mexican States under its 1824 Constitution, and included Texas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León. That same year Nuevo León was detached, but Texas remained a part of the state until 1835, when it seceded to from the Republic of Texas.
You can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1577.
Catholic Church Records
- Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 – (Browse Only and Search, not all records have been indexed)
- Mexico, Baptisms, 1560-1950 – (Search Only) Note: Not everything has been indexed.
- Mexico, Deaths, 1680-1940 – (Search Only) Note: Not everything has been indexed.
- Mexico, Marriages, 1570-1950 – (Search Only) Note: Not everything has been indexed.
Civil Registration Records
- Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861-1998 – (Browse Only)
- Death Records – (Search Only Recent Years)
- Birth Records – (Search Only Recent Years)
- Marriage Records – (Search Only Recent Years)
- Divorce – Records – (Search Only Recent Years)
Facebook Pages or Groups
- Archivo Gral Del Estado de Coahuila – The General Archive of the state of Coahuila de Zaragoza is the Executive Branch State Archive, where it preserves the information from the late sixteenth century to the present, it is an institution open to the General Public.
- Cronistasehistoriadores Coahuila de Zaragoza – Facebook page about Historians and Chroniclers from Coahuila, Mexico.
- Historiadores Centro Coahuila Ac – Facebook page for the Historians of Coahuila, Mexico
- Genealogia Villegas Arellano – Family page for the Villegas Arellano.
History of Coahuila
- Coahuila – Wikipidia.com’s page about History of Coahuila.
Information about Municipios of Coahuila
- 38 Municipalities - Page that contains a map of Coahuila and all of it’s municipios.
Coahuila Genealogy Forums
- Gen Forum – Forum about Coahuila, you can respond or post inquiries about your ancestors by just registering.
- We Are Cousins – Forum where you can ask anything about ancestors from Coahuila.
- Coahuila Ancestry Forums – Forum about Coahuilan hosted by Ancestry.com
- ARCHIVO GENERAL DEL ESTADO DE COAHUILA – Website to the General Archive of the state fo Coahuila, Mexico.
Websites Focusing on Coahuila Genealogy Research
- Raul Longoria – This database contains hundreds of names of people from Coahuila.
- We Are Cousins – Contains maps and resources about Coahuila.
- Gary Felix Website – Contains great information about ancestors from Coahuila and also the Genealogy of Mexico in General.
- Danny Villarreal – Contains great information about ancestors from Coahuila and many other states.
- Los Vidaurri de Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas y Texas ~ Vasquez Borrego – Family history of Northern Mexico and South Texas’s first founding family (families).
I am fully aware that there are more resources out there but this is a start. As I come across more of them I will be posting them on this page. Also if your favorite resource is not mentioned here please send me an email I would love to include it.