May 8, 2024

Tips for Beginners in Mexican Genealogy
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

In this post, I share with you a great presentation that provides great Tips for Beginners in Mexican Genealogy, covering Civil Registers and Parish Records. It is full of great information, recommendations, and tips.

Once a month I feature a presentation that is available on Las Villas del Norte (the official premium genealogy group for our Mexican genealogy community). These presentations have a focus on researching Mexico or are about methodology that can be applied to researching our Mexican and Spanish Colonial Ancestry.

This month's presentation that I want to make you aware of is that of professional genealogist Ryan Jordan and it is titled "Tips for Beginners in Mexican Genealogy: Civil Registers and Parish Records".

The summary of the presentation is: "This presentation will provide an overview of seven major record types in Mexico Region: Civil Birth, Marriage and Death Records and Parish Baptism, Marriage,Census and Burial Records. The presentation will touch on variations of these records along with paleography tips. The targeted audience is beginning genealogists with limited familiarity in Mexico."

This presentation provides a great wealth of knowledge on how to trace ancestors through revolutionary Mexico. 

The following topics are discussed:

  • Mexican Civil Registration Overview
  • Civil Registration Records
  • Finding Mexican Vital Records
  • Mexican Catholic Parich Records
  • Parich Censuses
  • Resources

About Ryan Jordan

Ryan teaches U.S. history online at National University in La Jolla, CA and previously taught at Lafayette College, UC San Diego, and the University of San Diego. He is an accredited genealogist in the Mexican Region with ICAP Gen and enjoys helping clients discover their roots.

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Tips for Beginners in Mexican Genealogy: Civil Registers and Parish Records

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About the author 

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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