Monday, February 19, 2018
Millions of Mexican Civil Registration Records Added to FamilySearch.org
The screenshot shown above is only a partial listing of the millions of Civil Registration Records added to the FamilySearch.org Historical Record Collections during the past month or so. Searchable images of all of the records are available. Here is an example of the list of microfilms that have been digitized. This example is from the State of Guerrero.
Here is an example of one of the microfilm image sets.
Here is an example of one of the records on this particular roll of microfilm:
If I zoom in on the image, here is some of the text.
If I use the search function to look for an ancestor for someone whose family came from Mexico, this is what I might find:
Just as with any other name searches, the user must add in dates and a location or family members to find a particular instance of a common given name and surname.
In addition to this huge collection of Mexican images, the FamilySearch.org website has added images from El Salvador, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Panama and many other countries. You need to keep searching and checking back to see if new records have been added.