October 23, 2013

Genealogy Resources for Chihuahua
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Are your ancestors from Chihuahua Mexico? If they are then this list will help you locate them. This is a listing of Genealogy Resources for Chihuahua that can help you research your Mexican Genealogy.

Nueva Vizcaya was the first northern province of New Spain to be explored and settled by the Spanish. In about 1528, a group of Spaniard explorers, led by Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, first arrived at the actual territory of what is now Chihuahua. The conquest of this new territory lasted nearly one hundred years and encountered heavy resistance from the Conchos tribe, but the desire of the Spanish to transform the region into a mining center led to a strong strategy to control this area.

You can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1632 maybe earlier if you get lucky.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

Facebook Pages or Groups

  • Chihuahua State Genealogy Group – This is our official Facebook group for Chihuahua. Join today to network with other people researching ancestors in this state.
  • Parral Chihuahua – This is not really a Facebook page dedicated to genealogy but I know that it will be of interest to anyone from Parral. They do have many old photos.

History of Chihuahua

  • Chihuahua – Wikipidia.com’s page about History of Chihuahua.

Information about Municipalities of Chihuahua

Chihuahua Genealogy Forums

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

Chihuahua State

  • Archivos Históricos en Chihuahua – Blog dedicated to providing information regarding all the different archives for the state of Chihuahua. This blog contains great information both Genealogical and for Research.

Websites Focusing on Chihuahua Genealogy Research

  • Archivos Históricos en Chihuahua – Blog dedicated to providing information regarding all the different archives for the state of Chihuahua. This blog contains great information both Genealogical and for Research.

I am fully aware that there are more Genealogy Resources for Chihuahua out there but this is a start. As I come across more Genealogy Resources for Chihuahua 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

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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  1. Thanks so very much for the resource pages for Chihuahua & Nuevo Leon which, are of my special interest.
    Enjoy all of Mexico info you post, too!

  2. My name is Gregory Pisano. I have a sacramental record for my paternal great-grandparents who were married in Chihuahua city in 1850. The record contains the name of the native village of my great-grandmother but I cannot determine a satisfactory reading of it. I can read the remainder of the record but not this name. Would anyone who is from or familiar with the Chihuahua city area like have a look at it? I can be reached at [email protected]. Thank you.

      1. Moises, thanks for your post. It appears that I was not clear where my sticking point is. I can read the entire partida except I cannot come up with a satisfactory reading for the place-name found on the extreme right, fourth line from the bottom.

  3. I recently found out I am 30% Native American. My family I know is from Chihuahua Mexico. My question is is that enough to be able to register as a Native American? And how would I ?

  4. Hi, I’m looking to get information on my great, great grandfather. His name was Silvino Orozco born on Feb 16, 1886. He married Rita Reyes on July 27, 1912, in El Paso, TX. All I have on him is a marriage certificate with Rita and a border crossing card from that same day that states he was a Mexican Official. They had a daughter named Eva Orozco in 1913. I believe he died shortly after. Any information would be great!

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