September 9, 2014

Genealogy Resources for Nayarit
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Here are all the Genealogy Resources for Nayarit that I was able to find. The first known European to enter into the area now known as Nayarit was Francisco Cortés. He claimed the area for Spain as part of the colony of Nueva Galicia. The Spaniards invaded the area, led by Nuño de Guzman, but their brutality caused the indigenous inhabitants to revolt, in what was later was referred to as the Mixtón War. After almost two centuries of resistance, the last independent Cora communities were forced into the colonial administration in 1722. This date was followed by intense missionary effort by the Jesuit friars.

The struggle for independence In Nayarit from Spain was initiated by the priest Jose Maria Mercado, who conquered Tepic and San Blas before being defeated and executed by Spanish royalists. The constitution of 1824 Nayarit was a part of Jalisco state. During the second half of the 19th century, Nayarit was one of the most turbulent territories in Mexico. The population was in open revolt, demanding access to land and was one of the last territories admitted as a state of the Mexican federation, which occurred on May 1, 1917.

You can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1596. I know this due to the research that I have done.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

Facebook Pages or Groups

  • Nayarit State Genealogy Group – This is our official Facebook group for Nayarit. Join today to network with other people researching ancestors in this state.
  • Historia Regional Nayarit – This space was created to share the Nayarit regional history, promote research, conservation, and promotion of cultural and historical heritage of all corners of our state.
  • Nayarit En Una Foto – a Great Facebook page that contains many images of Nayarit. So you may get an idea of what your ancestors might have had experienced or seen.

History of Nayarit

  • Nayarit –’s page about Nayarit

Information about Municipios of Nayarit

  • 20 Municipios – Page that contains a map of Nayarit and all of its municipios.

Nayarit Genealogy Forums

  • Gen Forum – Forum about Nayarit, you can respond or inquire by just registering.

Nayarit State and Church Archives

  • Archivo Municipal de Tepic –  The Municipal Archives of Tepic, is a Unit, whose primary function is to implement mechanisms to the conservation and control of documents, records, manuscripts, books, maps, plans, brochures, etc.

Websites Focusing on Nayarit Genealogy Research

  • Guadalajara Dispensas – Here you will find entries to marriage dispensations for Nayarit. Just type your ancestor’s name in the search bar.
  • Nuestros Ranchos – They focus on the states of Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Aguascalientes but there are hundreds of posts where Nayarit comes up.

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

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