Mexican vital records are often called the richest genealogy records in the world.
The Mexican federal civil registration system dates back to 1859, recording births, marriages, and deaths. However it yields much more biographical and kinship information than we encounter in U.S. vital records.
This lecture covers:
- the type of information contained within these records
- situations to watch out for in your research
- strategies for finding your ancestors and building out your family tree
- why these records were created and what that meant to your ancestors
- reference tools to identify, locate, and learn more about Mexican place names
Even non-Spanish speakers can be successful at this research.
- Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A
- Audience: Genealogists and family historians, educators, and students
You might also want to consider booking my other Mexican & Hispanic lectures.
(available as of March 2020)