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
- Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984 – (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
- Guanajuato, Civil Registration, 1862-1930 – (Browse Only)
Facebook Pages or Groups
- Gente que son del Salitre de Aguilares Guanajuato – Facebook group for people from Salitre located int he municipality of Valle del Santiago.
- Genealogía de algunas familias establecidas en León, Gto. – Facebook page for book of same title.
History of Guanajuato
- Guanajuato – Wikipidia.com’s page about Guanajuato
- History of Guanajuato – Hisotry Channels page on Guanajuato History.
- Timeline of Guanajuato, Guanajuato – Timeline of the history of the city of Guanajuato, Mexico
Information about Municipios of Guanajuato
- 46 Municipios – Page that contains a map of Guanajuato and all of it’s municipios.
- Municipalities of Guanajuato – Wikipidia contaning all the municipios for Guanajuato
Guanajuato Genealogy Forums
- Gen Forum – Forum about Guanajuato, you can respond or inquire by just registering.
- Guanajuato Ancestry Forums – Forum about Guanajuato hosted by Ancestry.com
Guanajuato State and Church Archives
- Archivo Historico Municipal Salamanca Guanajuato – Facebook page for the archives of Salamanca, Guanajuato.
- Archivo Histórico Moroleón – Facebook page for the archives of Salamanca, Guanajuato.
- Historia de Salvatierra – Facebook page dedicated to the history of Salvatierra, Guanajuato.
- El Archivo del Archivo Parroquial Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato Diócesis de León Guanajuato – PDF document with the inventory of the church archives.
Websites Focusing on Guanajuato Genealogy Research
- Genealogia de una Familia Ocampense – The genealogy of Francisco Salas whom has his roots in Ocampo, Guanjuato.
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.
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