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FamilySearch Publishes Complete 1930 Mexico Census

03 June 2011 — Salt Lake City

People with ancestors from Mexico can now search the complete 1930 Mexico census for free on the website. With the names of nearly 13 million people, the census is a goldmine for anyone who wants to know more about their Mexican family history.

“The 1930 census is the only national census available for Mexico,” FamilySearch project manager Lynn Turner said. “It complements our civil registration and Catholic Church record collections where most Mexican ancestry is done. Now researchers can find their ancestor in the census, and move over to the records that recorded the vital events of their ancestors' lives.”

The census is comprised of 395,790 digital images, which contain records for 12,913,257 people. FamilySearch volunteers recently completed indexing the census, making it easily searchable. More than 22,000 volunteers spent nearly four years transcribing information that is essential for genealogical researchers, such as name, age, estimated birth year, birthplace and marital status.

The Mexico Census project is just part of FamilySearch’s overall initiative to provide access to records of genealogical importance. Documents from more than 100 countries are available through the FamilySearch website, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and 4,600 local family history centers. In addition to records, the nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides personal research assistance to help people connect with their family history.