Genealogy Resources for Sinaloa

Genealogy Resources for Sinaloa

The following is a list of resources that may be able to help you in locating your Mexican ancestors from Sinaloa. I know that they will help you in your genealogy research. Please feel free to let me know in the comments if you know of any other resources that I might have left out and thus need to be added.

The first Spaniards to arrive in what is now known as Sinaloa was In 1531 Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán whom had a force of over 10,000. They defeated 30,000 Cáhita at the site of Culiacan. Beltran de Guzman then established a Spanish and allied Indian outpost at Culiacan. The Spanish organized Sinaloa as part of the government of Nueva Galicia. In 1564 the area was realigned with the area of Culiacan and Cosala remaining in the control of Nueva Galicia, while the Sinaloan areas located to the north, south and west were put under the control of Nueva Vizcaya. The first capital of Nueva Vizcaya was located in San Sebastian, Sinaloa, near Copala, but the capital was later moved to Durango, Durango in 1583.

As you can see in the above paragraph records many exist as early as the 1530’s but I have only been able to find them starting in 1657. On another note I had a hard time finding resources that are online for Sinaloa.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

  • I could not locate any records that may be online.

Facebook Pages or Groups

  • Historia De Los Mochis,Sinaloa – Facebook Page created to gather historical records of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, where the objective is to raise awareness of the city’s history through photographs, documents and or videos.

History of Sinaloa

  • Sinaloa –’s page about History of Sinaloa.

Information about Municipalities of Sinaloa

  • 18 Municipalities – Page that contains a map of Sinaloa and all of it’s municipalities.

Sinaloa Genealogy Forums

  • Gen Forum – Forum about Sinaloa, you can respond or post inquiries about your ancestors by just registering.

Sinaloa State

Websites Focusing on Sinaloa Genealogy Research

  • Nuestros Ranchos – This blog focuses on genealogy for Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Aguascalientes but if you search for Sinaloa in their search bar you will find many results.
  • Guadalajara Dispensas – Website dedicated to indexing and helping you locate marriage dispensations found for the diocese of Guadalajara. Many dispensations for Sinaloa are listed.

My hopes are for this list to continue to grow in the future as I come across more of them. Also if your favorite resource for the state of Sinaloa is not mentioned here please send me an email I would love to include it. I am aware that there are more resources out there but this is a start.

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