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Mexican Civil Registrations

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The Year Was 1940

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  • Mexican Civil Registrations

    The Civil Registration Office - El Registro Civil - was established in 1859 as a central office for Mexicans to register births, marriages, and deaths. The Mexican citizens were initially opposed to this new institution, but in 1867, civil registration was rigorously enforced throughout the natio...