Friday, July 18, 2008

Hispanic Records Available in Record Search

This message is from FamilySearch.

Family history consultants who help people searching for Hispanic ancestors can turn to the growing collection of records available on the Record Search pilot Web site. The site, at, includes millions of records that can help those trying to find their Hispanic ancestors. New records are being added all the time, through the efforts of volunteers who participate in FamilySearch indexing efforts.

The Search section of the Web site includes these Hispanic record collections:
  • 1895 Argentina Census
  • Mexico Baptisms 1700-1900
  • Mexico Burials 1700-1900
  • Mexico Marriages 1700-1900
  • 1930 Mexico Census
The Browse section of the Web site includes these collections:
  • 1930 Mexico Census
  • Lima, Peru, Civil Registration, 1874-1930
  • Spain, Albacete Diocese, Catholic Parish Records 1550-1930
  • Spain, Ciudad Rodrigo Diocese, Catholic Parish Registers, 1550-1930
Recently, 72 million new names were added to the Mexico baptisms collection. This collection has been transcribed from Mexican parish registers dating from 1659 to 1905. It also includes records from the Middle America Vital Records Index–Mexico that was published in 1999 on compact disc. Although the collection is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region, it is still a very valuable resource for people searching for their Mexican ancestors.

Visit the Record Search pilot Web site, and become familiar with the wonderful resources available to help those searching for Hispanic ancestors.

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