Are you trying to find your Mexican ancestors and start your Mexican genealogy but don’t know where to start? One way to find out more about your ancestors is to search for records with information about them.
Fortunately, registrars in Mexico have been recording information for centuries. Do you know the name of any of your Mexican ancestors? Search our indexed Mexican registries and discover what you can find.
Some records are especially useful for Mexican genealogy. Understanding what these resources are and how they can help you can give your family history a powerful boost. Below, you can learn about various record collections and the information they can provide.
1930 Census: Basic Information
It includes thirteen million people, who made up more than ninety percent of the Mexican population in 1930.
- Head of the family
- Place of birth
- Civil status
Finding your family members here can help you locate them, strengthen family relationships, and create your family tree. The census usually contains basic data, as well as information about a person’s religion and occupation.
Civil Records: Birth, Marriage, And Death Records
The civil records include records of births, marriages, and deaths. These records are especially useful because they generally provide a list of various family members.
Church Records: Baptism, Marriage, And Burial Records
Historically, most Mexicans were Catholic, so it is very likely that you find your ancestors in the records of the Catholic Church.
Immigrants In The United States
If you are looking for your ancestors who immigrated from Mexico to the United States, then it may be worth starting by learning about your family in the United States.
Gather together what your family already knows about your Mexican ancestors. Are there papers or documents that your relatives have kept in a drawer? Any missing documents from the United States could be a good starting point for your investigation.
The records contain diverse and detailed information, but you will usually find names, arrival dates, nationality, and even names of people who traveled with them or of relatives who stayed in their native country or in the United States.