== Mexico , Ancestor's birth, marriage, or death location unknown<br> ==
[https://familysearch.org/search '''FamilySearch Indexed Records:'''] Try
[https://familysearch.org/search searching ] in the indexed records for the name of the ancestor if they were born before 1900. Limit your results to the country of Mexico and the name of the state if known. If no results, the patron will have to find more information from home sources or by asking family members.
'''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307314 1930 Mexico Federal Census]:''' If ancestor lived in Mexico (but not in the Federal District/Mexico City) in 1930, try a search in indexed records to see if he was in the 1930 census of Mexico.
'''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803932 Border Crossing Records, Mexico to U.S].:''' If ancestor crossed the Border into the United States between 1906 and 1957, try Border Crossing records for more information about where they are from. If you find someone, check to see who else crossed the border with them on the same day
. Use [http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ Ancestry.com] for these types of searches. Click on Search > Immigration > Border Crossings & Passports > Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964.
'''Contact family members:''' If they do not have even a minimal of information AND have no idea of where and when to look, encourage them to contact family members who might have that information. This could be older aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
, Ancestor's birth, marriage or death location and names of parents, children, or spouse are known <br> ==
[https://familysearch.org/search '''FamilySearch Indexed records:''' ]Try searching first in indexed records. Try a variety of searches with ancestor’s name, or with parents’ names, or just by parents’ surnames AND using the option to limit locality by country Mexico and under event use ANY and the name of the state in Mexico.
[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list?page=1®ion=MEXICO '''FamilySearch Browse Images:'''] If no results from previous search for the ancestor or any siblings, you will have to browse images for the locality. Civil Registration began in 1857 in Mexico but most places didn’t begin to register information until the 1860s. Catholic Church records are also a good choice as they cover all time periods. If you can find the ancestor in both record types, that is best as you will get more information to advance the pedigree.
== Research strategies<br> ==
geografico historico y biografico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos'' also known as the Garcia Cubas gazetteer online link in the Wiki article [[Mexico Gazetteers|Mexico Gazetteers]] or [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/28370?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL INTL Book 972 E5g]. Available on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/28370?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm]. (also found in Family History Library reference section : Diccionario geografico historico y biografico) *''IX censo general de población, 1970: Localidades por entidad federativa y municipio''. Organized by states, then municipalities. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/62768?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL INTL Book 972 X22m] . Also available on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/62768?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm]. (Blue books behind Family History Library reference counter)
== Online resources <br> ==
For other online resources please review the Wiki article [[Hispanic Genealogy Resources Online|Hispanic Genealogy Resources Online]]. <br>