If you are looking for Mexican Migration Records the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has them. If you reading this blog post there is a very high probability that your ancestors are from Mexico and you are trying to find your ancestry through genealogical research. I can also safely assume that most ancestors of Americans were born in other countries as well since this is a nation of migrants.
Fortunately for us, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website can help us get more information about those ancestors that immigrated to the United States. They have a section of their website that is dedicated to documenting requests of your deceased ancestors.
Let me just be clear. I am providing this post as researched information and not from experience since I have not tried the process my self. If I ever find an ancestor that has records with them I will request their information and document the process.
This is their Homepage to the Genealogy Section:
They have four Subsections
The following sections will provide you with more information to frequently asked questions and also on the process on how to order documents through the freedom of information act.
Mexican Migration Records can be Found Among the Following Collections:
- Naturalization Certificate Files (C-Files), September 27, 1906 to March 31, 1956
- Alien Registration Forms (Form AR-2), August 1940 to March 1944
- Visa Files, July 1, 1924 to March 31, 1944
- Registry Files, March 1929 to March 31, 1944
- A-Files, April 1, 1944 to May 1, 1951
If you have any information or know for sure that any of your ancestors had any of the above mentioned records you should look into getting the records that they might have about him or her. The above also includes immigrants from Mexico and other parts of the world.
If you try this service or have tried it in the past please leave us a comment telling us about it.
Hello. When I was 21 I got pregnant by a hispanic citizen that lived in Chanute, Ks. at the time. our son, Michael Allan Stoll who is almost 16 now is wondering about his ancestors on his father’s side of the family which I do not know how to trace. The only thing I know about his dad is that his name is Antonio Arellano (Possibly goes by Jose Antonio Arellano) and was born around 1963 in Mexico. I do not know the location of the city he was born in. At the time I got pregnant I know he had told me he was Divorced in Mexico and had an 11 year old son living with his ex-wife in Mexico. He never said anything about his parents or anyone else in his family. I am wondering if there is any website that I can find any of this information for free on. I know at the moment Antonio is living in Tulsa, Oklahoma but I do not know anything else about him and his friends don’t seem to want to cooperate. My son is mainly wanting information on how many half-siblings he has, his Grandparents and any illnesses his dad’s side of the family may have had. If anyone has any information or knows of a free website that I can find this information on Please let me know. Thank You!
What you are looking for is too recent. Our focus is Genealogy usually pre 1930’s research. I do recommend that your son do DNA testing, you never know maybe family from his dad’s side has tested and they may come up. It is a long shot but it is worth a try.