A few weeks ago I came across an excellent resource titled, Major Genealogical Record Sources In Mexico, to help you in your Mexican Genealogy Research. It is a small 22 page eBook available at FamilySearch.
This book was written by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Genealogical Department back in 1970 but the material covered is as relevant today as it was back then.
The four major goals of this book are to:
- Identify types of records that exist that will aid in the identification of ancestors.
- Identify periods of time that the existing records cover.
- Identify what genealogical information appears in the existing records.
- Identify the availability of existing records for searching.
Cover of Book “Major Genealogical Record Sources In Mexico”
This book has already helped me to identify several books were possible ancestors may be listed.
I know that it will also help you out. Even if you do not have the time to check it out today or read it I recommend that you download it.
Download Major Genealogical Record Sources In Mexico ebook here:
Here are Tow Other Great Resources to Find Records in Mexico
How to Easily Find Census Records for Mexico
I remember using this as a reference, it was very useful pretty neat and still need to refer to it. The online version was hard to read. The books by Lyman Platt are also worth looking at, those have been my main resources for Mexico, especially for Mexico City. They are available in English and Spanish.
Thanks for your comment and suggestion. I will definitely look into the books by Lyman Platt.
I live in Texas and my ancestors came from Durango, Durango, Mexico. My father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather came to Texas in the 1920’s. The only information that I have is that my great-grandfather’s father was Antonio. My great-grandfather’s wife was Guadalupe Castro. I don’t have any info other than the birth and death dates of the 3 that came to Texas. I have looked through the online records on Family Search and have come up with nothing. I had planned a trip to Durango, but have decided against that due to the problems going on down there. I know the cemetery where the family is buried. If I could get access to a listing of the names in that cemetery, I think I could figure out a lot. Do you have any idea how I could obtain that. Any help would be appreciated.
Have you looked for them on the Civil Registry records for Durango? The only thing is that you need to know the town that they were form in Durango. Please also check out my post about Durango it may be able to help you do research: Durango, Mexico Online Genealogy Resources