March 20, 2024

Genealogy Resources for Baja California Sur
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

In this post, you will find all the Genealogy Resources for Baja California Sur, Mexico that I have been able to find to date. It is believed that the first Spaniard in the area of what is now Baja California Sur was Fortún Ximénez who arrived in 1533. It is known that he and his crew did not remain long because they sacked the area’s pearls and abused the women, in turn, this resulted in a violent confrontation with the natives who killed Ximénez. The remainder of the crew returned to Mexico City with the pearls and stories of riches.

Even though there had been various explorations, the remoteness of the region impeded efforts at colonization until the 17th century. In 1697 Jesuit missionary Juan María de Salvatierra established the Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó Mission, the first permanent one of its kind in Baja California Sur. From there the order spread through most of the current state, founding sixteen missions in the territory of the current state to work with the Pericú, Guaycura, and Cochimí peoples.

From what I have researched you can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1744.

Catholic Church Records

Please note that the church records are together with those of Baja California.

Civil Registration Records

Please note that the civil registration records are together with those of Baja California.

Facebook Pages or Groups

Cemeteries for Baja California Sur

History of Baja California Sur

Information about Municipios of Baja California Sur

  • 6 Municipios – Page that contains a map of Baja California Sur and all of its municipalities.

Maps of Baja California Sur

  • David Rumsey Map Collection – Here you will find old maps of Aguascalientes, perfect to help locate towns/cities whose names have changed.

Baja California SurGenealogy Forums

Baja California Sur State and Church Archives

  • Archivo Historico de Baja California Sur – Pablo L. Martinez – State website where you can a great deal of information on their archives and places where to find their documents and or request documents.

Websites Focusing on Baja California Sur Genealogy Research

I was not able to locate any.

I know that there are more Genealogy Resources for Baja California Sur out there but this is a start. As I come across more Genealogy Resources for Baja California Sur I will be posting them on this page. Also if your favorite resource is not mentioned here please send me an email I would love to include it.

Genealogy Resources for the Other Mexican States

Mexican Genealogy Resources by State

Note: The page was created on Sep 6, 2014, and last updated March 20. 2024

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Moises Garza

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