Civil Registry


The Mexican Civil Registry was started in 1859 by the Mexican congress during the presidency of Benito Juarez. The Civil Registry was in charge of documenting every birth, marriage, and death at the local level of “Municipios”. These documents are a treasure to anyone doing Mexican Genealogy research, they go back as far as the 1860’s and as recent as the s1930’s due privacy laws.

Listed in this page you will find all the browsable Mexican Civil Registry records that are online at familysearch.org. Just keep in mind that these records are copies of the original ones that are kept at the local government level. Each year the civil Registry official would make a handwritten copy and send it to the state capital. It is there that these records where microfilmed. The following collections have not been indexed yet.

Browsable Mexican Civil Registry Collections:

Searchable Databases:

About This Website

This website Mexican Genealogy was born out of inquiry’s that I used to receive on my personal blog We Are Cousins. We Are Cousins focuses on South Texas and the Northern states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Coahuila. An often question that I would get was “How do I get started with Mexican Genealogical Research?”. As a response I created this website to refer those inquiring. If you are also new I highly recommend that you sign up to our “Meet Your Ancestors” email series.

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