Mexican Civil Registration Records at Ancestry.com

On July the 22nd Ancestry.com added the Mexican Civil Registration records to their online databases. I initially got very exited and for whatever reason I assumed that they would be indexed. When I got home form work I upgraded my U.S. membership to the World Explorer to check them out. To be honest once I browsed the collection I was very disappointed since they are only browsable images. You still have to know what you are looking for. As you may or may not be aware of these same Mexican Civil Registry records are available at FamilySearch.org for free. You can access them on my previous post Find Your Mexican Ancestors Using Civil Registry Documents.

Tamaulipas SealTo be honest it is still not worth it to get a World Explorer membership at ancestry.com if you are only doing Mexican Genealogy research. I can honestly just recommend that you get the U.S. Membership since this will provide you with access to necessary databases that can actually help you trace your ancestors into Mexico.

Bellow is a list of what they dded and also a short video about them.

Back to the civil registration records at ancestry.com here is a list of what they added:

  • Yucatán, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1860-1926 (in Spanish)
  • Veracruz, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1821-1949 (in Spanish)
  • Tamaulipas, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1800-2002 (in Spanish)
  • Zacatecas, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1860-2000 (in Spanish)
  • Coahuila, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1998 (in Spanish)
  • Chiapas, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1990 (in Spanish)
  • Guanajuato, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1862-1930 (in Spanish)
  • Distrito Federal, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1832-2005 (in Spanish)
  • Guerrero, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1833-1996 (in Spanish)
  • Puebla, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1930 (in Spanish)
  • Oaxaca, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-2002 (in Spanish)
  • Quintana Roo, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1866-1902 (in Spanish)
  • Sonora, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1995 (in Spanish)
  • Jalisco, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1857-2000 (in Spanish)
  • Michoacán, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1859-1940 (in Spanish)
  • Nuevo León, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 (in Spanish)
  • Morelos, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1920 (in Spanish)
  • Campeche, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1860-1926 (in Spanish)
  • Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1860-2004 (in Spanish)
  • México Estado, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1941 (in Spanish)
  • Hidalgo, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1967 (in Spanish)
  • Nayarit, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1868-2001 (in Spanish)
  • Chihuahua, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1997 (in Spanish)
  • Colima, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1860-1997 (in Spanish)
  • Durango, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1861-1995 (in Spanish)
  • Querétaro, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1864-2005 (in Spanish)
  • Aguascalientes, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1859-1961 (in Spanish)
  • San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1859-2000 (in Spanish)
  • Tlaxcala, Mexico, Civil Registration, 1639-1950 (in Spanish)

Video showing that they are only browsable. Any ideas or opinions on this topic please let me know in the comments area.

2 thoughts on “Mexican Civil Registration Records at Ancestry.com

  1. Mira Smithwick

    Thank you for sharing info on the civil registration records. I will stick to Family Search for this source. I would like to add civil registration records began in 1860. Sometimes you get lucky and additional info is included in the record.
    I am puzzled as to why Tamaulipas records begin in 1800. That has to be a typo.
    Again keep up the good work and appreciate all that you share. Great job.

  2. MDulka

    Thanks for the info! I am an indexer for Family Search and some of our current projects include civil registrations in Mexico. There will be many more indexed records available for Mexico very soon.

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