The following is a list of resources that I have found for the state of Mexico that can be used to do genealogical research for that state.
The origin of the modern state of Mexico is the reorganization of Aztec lands starting after the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire. These lands were first called the “audencia” of Mexico and included Mexico City, to also include much of modern states of Guerrero, Morelos and Hidalgo. As the Spanish expanded their control west and south, the entirety was called “New Spain” with all former Aztec lands being called “Mexico.” New Spain’s organization would change over the course of the colonial period, but the territory of the Aztecs would keep the name “Mexico”.
As per my research you can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1567.
Catholic Church Records
- Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970 – (Browse Only)
- 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
- Civil Registration, 1861-1941 – (Browse Only)
Facebook Pages or Groups
- Could not locate any.
History of Estado de Mexico
- Estado de Mexico – Wikipidia.com’s page about Estado de Mexico
- History of Estado de Mexico – Hisotry.com page on Estado de Mexico History.
Information about Municipios of Estado de Mexico
- 125 Municipios – Page that contains a map of Estado de Mexico and all of it’s municipios.
- Municipalities of Estado de Mexico – Wikipidia contaning all the municipios for Estado de Mexico
Estado de Mexico Leon Genealogy Forums
- Could not locate any Genealogy Forums for the State of Mexico.
Estado de Mexico State and Church Archives
- Archivo Historico del Estado de Mexico – State website with more information as to their digital archives.
- Archivo Historico del Arzobispado de Mexico – Facebook page with information regarding the Catholic Church throughout Mexico. Great resources for books and historical resources.
Websites Focusing on Estado de Mexico Genealogy Research
- Javier Sanchiz (IIH-UNAM) + Víctor Gayol (CEH-ColMich) – “Families novohispanas. A network system” Academic Project coordinated by Javier Sanchíz and developed since April 2007 at the Institute of Historical Research. National Autonomous University of Mexico; and since October 2013 in collaboration with Victor Gayol (Center for Historical Studies-El Colegio de Michoacán)
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.
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