October 30, 2013

Genealogy Resources for Durango
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Are your ancestors from Durango Mexico? If they are and you are doing genealogy research then this list of Genealogy Resources for Durango will help you locate them. Feel free to let me know in the comments if you know of any Genealogy Resources for Durango that I might have left out.

Francisco de Ibarra was the first to colonize Durango, he settled this part of the vast northern province of Nueva Vizcaya. On July 8, 1563 he founded the capital city and named it Durango for the Basque town Durango, Biscay, Spain. Durango along with the present states of Chihuahua, Sonora, and Sinaloa, formed part of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, the name that was used during the Colonial Period to designate the territory discovered by Captain Francisco de Ibarra between 1554 and 1567.

You can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1604 maybe earlier if you get lucky.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

Facebook Pages or Groups

  • Durango State Genealogy Group – This is our official Facebook group for Durango. Join today to network with other people researching ancestors in this state.
  • Durango “Nuestra Historia” – This page contains a compilation of historical data in one place, through the lens and experience embodied by Santiago Gonzalez Torres. This page contains great information about historical places and people from Durango.

History of Durango

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

Information about Municipalities of Durango

  • 39 Municipalities – Page that contains a map of Durango and all of its municipalities.

Durango Genealogy Forums

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

Durango State

Websites Focusing on Durango Genealogy Research

  • Nuestros Ranchos – This blog focuses on genealogy for Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Aguascalientes but if you search for Durango in their search bar you will find over 10 pages of results about Durango.
  • Guadalajara Dispensas – Website dedicated to indexing and helping you locate marriage dispensations found for the diocese of Guadalajara. Many dispensations for Durango are listed.

As I have mentioned before, I am fully aware that there are more Genealogy Resources for Durango out there but this is a start. As I come across more Genealogy Resources for Durango 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.

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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. I am looking for my ancestors in Mexico and have run into a brick wall, so I was hoping that you might give me some direction. My great grandfather was from Zacatecas or Aguascalientes, my grandfather Jesus Palacios Macias was born in Villa Garcia, Zacatecas. Is there any where that I might look to get some information about their birth records or deaths? I really appreciate any help you can give me … Thanks.
    Ed Macias Gonzalez

  2. My mom was born in Durango petra Rubio garcia I browsed an was confused I think I found her she born it’s say 1929 but I don’t know her dad was jesus Cardenas garcia her mom Juana Rubio is all I know could you help me just want to know the family history

  3. Hello, I am looking for my ancestors in Mexico and I don't know where to start. All I know is that my grandparents, Juan Jose Lopez and Maria Teresa Lopez were from Durango. I do not know much about their past. What I do know is that my grandfather's parents were Rafael Pescador and Petra Arellano. My grandmother's parents were Abel Pescador and Maria Aguirre. I don't know if they were also born in Durango Mexico or another cityundefinedtown. I was wondering if there is a website from Durango Mexico where I can access these records.

    I was thinking of ordering this book to see if it can help me further: Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry Second Edition.

    Any information will help and I plan on visiting Durango within the next years or when this COVID-19 situation gets better.

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