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Guadalajara - Civil Registration Births 1930 to 1940

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By euqinom77 - Posted on 16 May 2017

I have been in search of my Grandmother's birth certificate. She was born in Guadalajara around 1934-1938, or so she thinks. Her mother died in Guadalajara in 1937 and left her an orphan to fend for herself and she was never ever able to find out her real birth date. I am pretty certain she was registered, it was pretty important to her family, every woman has been registered. I have located birth certificates since 1862 in the civil registries of Zapotlan del Rey where her family was originally located. The question is, does anyone know if there is a database i'm missing where I can look through the images for Guadalajara. I can't request is through the Gobierno website because I do not have an exact date.

Try looking at For some states the civil records are indexed into the 1940s for births, and into the 1950s, or later, for marriages and deaths. I have not had a need to look at Jalisco records, so I cannot say if these are included. Ancestry is a better source for indexed civil records than is Family Search.


Hi George, thank you for your reply. I have a subscription to Ancestry, and the Guadalajara records stop at 1930. I'm looking for another alternative.



I should have checked the Family search catalog first - I see now that birth records are not microfilmed after 1930; uses the Family Search microfilms.

I did a web search for "birth certificates from Mexico." There are a number of companies that provide this service. You could contact one or more of them to see if they can help. I do not know costs, or their reliability, but both could be checked before contracting with them.

A publicly available database may not exist for privacy or other reasons.

I once looked into a service like this for Germany, and the company was charging $75.00, but I had an exact date. Your situation, with less exact data, could mean a lot of time going through registers. This suggests it could well be expensive.

Best of luck.


You may search in this page with her name and a birth date:

Since you don't know her birthday, you may check say by day, year by year. If you search the same day as today for 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937 and 1938, it should take you a year or less to find it, just sconsider 1936 was a leap year.

Good luck

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