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The Two Main “Go-To” Record Types for Researching Mexican Genealogy




This post is the first in what will be a regular long-term series focusing on Mexican church and civil registrations. When researching Mexican family history, there are two main “go-to” types of records that you will consult daily, Mexican Catholic Church and Civil Registration records.

Those of us with Mexican ancestors are particularly fortunate. First, we inherited the best food in the world. Second, we inherited what are often referred to as the best genealogy records in the world. Why the best genealogy records in the world? Because of how far back they have been systematically kept, and because of how rich they are in genealogical information. Oh how I wish the non-Mexican half of my ancestry had this treasure trove of records!