Are your ancestors from Aguascalientes? If so, in this post you will find Genealogy Resources for Aguascalientes to help you research your Mexican and Spanish Colonial Genealogy. It is a list of resources that you can use to help you locate your ancestors. Please feel free to let me know in the comments if you know of any other resources that I left out and thus need to be added.
The first Spaniard in what is now Aguascalientes was Pedro Almindez Chirino who arrived towards the end of 1530 or at the beginning of 1531, under the command of Nuño de Guzman.
As you can see in the above paragraph, records may exist as early as the 1530s. The Catholic church records begin in 1620 and the records for the Archdiocese of Guadalajara start as early as 1605. Also on the digitized archives of Aguascalientes, one can find documents starting in 1598.
Catholic Church Records
- Aguascalientes, Catholic Church Records, 1620-1962 – (Search and Browse Available)
- Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1605-1910 – Includes Marriage Dispensations for Aguascalientes. (Browse Only)
- Mexico, Baptisms, 1560-1950 – (Search and Browse Available) Note: Not everything has been indexed.
- Mexico, Deaths, 1680-1940 – (Search and Browse Available) Note: Not everything has been indexed.
- Mexico, Marriages, 1570-1950 – (Search and Browse Available) Note: Not everything has been indexed.
Civil Registration Records
- Mexico, Aguascalientes, Civil Registration, 1859-1961 – Search for birth, marriages, and deaths. (Search and Browse Available)
- Request Official Birth Certificate – The Mexican government website to request an official birth certificate. Note: This is for more recent ancestors or, if born in Mexico, to request your own.
- Mexico National Census, 1930 – Images of the population schedules housed in the National Archives listing inhabitants of Mexico in 1930.
- Border Crossings to the United States 1903-1957 – Here you can search to see if there are any border crossings for your ancestors.
- Aguascalientes State Genealogy Group – This is our official Facebook group for Aguascalientes. Join today to network with other people researching ancestors in Aguascalientes.
Cemeteries for Aguascalientes
- Billion Graves – List of available cemeteries for
History of Aguascalientes
- Aguascalientes – Wikipidia.com’s page about the History of Aguascalientes.
Information about Municipalities of Aguascalientes
- 11 Municipalities – Page that contains a map of Aguascalientes and all of its municipalities.
- 2005 Map of Political Divisions of Aguascalientes – You can download a PDF map of all municipalities and their divisions. Will help you locate a specific municipality for any given town.
Maps of Aguascalientes
- David Rumsey Map Collection – Here you will find old maps of Aguascalientes, perfect to help locate towns/cities whose names have changed.
- Gobierno del Estado de Aguascalientes – Official website for the government of Aguascalientes.
- Acervo Digital del Archivo Historico del Estado de Aguascalientes – Colonial online digital archives for Aguascalientes covering 1598 to 1821.
History Book About Aguascalientes
- Historia del Estado de Aguascalientes (Spanish) – Great free eBook to learn about the history of Aguascalientes.
Websites Focusing on Aguascalientes Genealogy Research
- Nuestros Ranchos – This blog focuses on genealogy for Jalisco, Jalisco, and Aguascalientes.
- Guadalajara Dispensas – Website dedicated to indexing and helping you locate marriage dispensations found for the diocese of Guadalajara. Many dispensations for Jalisco are listed.
I hope that you may find these Genealogy Resources for Aguascalientes to be helpful. Hopefully, this list of Genealogy Resources for Aguascalientes will continue to grow in the future as I come across more resources for Aguascalientes. Also if your favorite resource for the state of Aguascalientes is not mentioned here please send me an email I would love to include it.
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First published 12-4-2013 last updated 1-24-2024