March 6, 2014

Genealogy Resources for Michoacan
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This post contains a list of Genealogy Resources for Michoacan that may be able to help you in locating your Mexican ancestors and may also be of help to you in your genealogy research. Please feel free to let me know in the comments if you know of any other resources that I may have had left out and thus need to be added.

During the first years of the Spanish Conquest, Michoacán was part of the “kingdom of Mexico” which included the current states of Mexico, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Morelos, Guerrero, Veracruz, Tabasco, Michoacán, Guanajuato and parts of San Luis Potosí, Jalisco and Colima. These lands were divided into encomiendas among the conquistadors. Vasco de Quiroga brought Franciscan and Augustinian friars to both evangelize and repair the area’s broken economy and social institutions. Quiroga founded the Spanish city of Patzcuaro in 1538, calling it the Ciudad de Mechuacán.

As you can see in the above paragraph, records many exist as early as the 1530’s. The Catholic church records begin in 1555.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

Facebook Pages or Groups

  • Michoacan State Genealogy Group – This is our official Facebook group for Michoacan. Join today to network with other people researching ancestors in this state.

History of Michoacán

  • Michoacán –’s page about History and other useful information of Michoacán.

Information about Municipalities of Michoacán

  • 113 Municipalities – Page that contains a map of Michoacán and all of its municipalities.
  • Directory of Municipalities – Contains listing of all municipalities with the names of the current municipal president and phone number.

Michoacán Genealogy Forums

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

Michoacán State

Websites Focusing on Michoacán Genealogy Research

  • Nuestros Ranchos – This blog focuses on genealogy for Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Aguascalientes but it also contains many references to Michoacan.
  • Guadalajara Dispensas – Website dedicated to indexing and helping you locate marriage dispensations found for the diocese of Guadalajara. Many dispensations for Michoacán are listed.

I hope that you have found these Genealogy Resources for Michoacan to be helpful and informative. Hopefully, this list continues to grow in the future as I come across more great Genealogy Resources for Michoacan. Also if your favorite resource for the state of Michoacán is not mentioned here please send me an email I would love to include it.

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Moises Garza

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  1. Hi My Grandfather mother and father are from Tlazazalca Mexico, he passed when my mother was two he married my grandmother when he came up to Montana. We don't know much about him or his family my mother and grandmother have pass also ,I would like to fine out if there is a birth certificate Of him or baptismal.his name is Frank Quintero born1902 October 24 his Father Cleto Qunitero mother Refugee Herrera. Thank you for any help

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