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Mexico, Durango, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: To determine which digital records are likely to be found within a collection or to find missing images, see, How do I use the catalog to learn more about the collections in Historical Records?.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 2: The list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:

  • Durango > Matrimonios 1861-1868 should read as Nacimientos 1893 Matrimonios 1861-1868. The marriage records begin on image 308.
  • Durango > Nacimientos 1861-1870 year span should be 1861-1864, 1866-1870.
  • Mapimi > Nacimientos, defunciones 1894-1953 is actually Defunciones 1920-1953.
  • Mapimi > Nacimientos, defunciones 1954-1968 is actually Defunciones 1953-1964, 1968.
  • Mapimi > Nacimientos, defunciones 1903-1973 is actually Nacimientos, defunciones 1921-1973.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: When searching the waypoint Canatlán > Matrimonios 1942-1950 and Canatlán > Defunciones 1893-1901, I receive the message “Image Not Available”. Is there a way to view these images?
Answer 3'
: These images are not available online. However, you can order the Film 1995880 to view the images as follows: Matrimonios 1942-1950 are located in Items 1-16; and Defunciones 1893-1901 are located in Items 18-29. Item 17 pertains to records for Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico Civil Registrations.

Question 4[edit | edit source]

Question 4: When searching the waypoint Durango > Matrimonios 1861-1868, I find birth records. Are the missing marriage records available?
Answer 4: The first 307 images are birth record as follows: eleven (11) pages of indices, followed by Nacimientos 1893, and then, two (2) duplicate pages of indices. The marriage records for Matrimonios 1861-1868 begin with image 308.

Question 5[edit | edit source]

Question 5: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. Is there a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection? There also appears to be missing years. Are the missing images available elsewhere?
Answer 5: The following is a list of known waypoint discrepancies that currently exist in this collection:

Mapimi
• Nacimientos, defunciones 1894-1953 is actually Defunciones 1920-1953.
• Nacimientos, defunciones 1954-1968 is actually Defunciones 1953-1964, 1968.
• Nacimientos, defunciones 1903-1973 is actually Nacimientos, defunciones 1921-1973.