Guanajuato, Mexico Online Genealogy Resources

These are the genealogy resources that I am aware of and that I have been found for the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. I hope that they can be of help to you in your genealogy research.

The Spanish arrived in the area of what is now Guanajuato as early as 1519. They eventually found deposits of gold by the 1540s. Soon they sent soldiers and built forts and by 1548 they had an outpost formally established with the name of Real de Minas de Guanajuato by viceroy Antonio de Mendoza. Despite Chichimeca attacks, the population of the area grew rapidly with the arrival of Spanish and Creole adventurers and indigenous and mestizo laborers. It was soon declared a town with the name of Santa Fe Real de Minas de Guanajuato, and Preafán de Rivera as the first mayor. Its first church was consecrated in 1555, and it was named a “alcadía mayor” in 1574.

Based on research that I have done you can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1519.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

Facebook Pages or Groups

History of Guanajuato

  • Guanajuato –’s page about  Guanajuato

Information about Municipios of Guanajuato

  • 46 Municipios – Page that contains a map of Guanajuato and all of it’s municipios.

Guanajuato Genealogy Forums

  • Gen Forum – Forum about Guanajuato, you can respond or inquire by just registering.

Guanajuato State and Church Archives

Websites Focusing on  Guanajuato Genealogy Research

I am fully aware that there are more resources for Guanajuato 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.

About Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. Please feel free to contact me for anything.

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