Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen
If you had family living in Mexico in 1930, the new Ancestry.com release of the 1930 Mexico National Census (El Quinto Censo General de Población y Vivienda 1930, México) is of interest for you! This the most comprehensive historical Mexican census available online It is estimated that this census counted approximately 90 percent of the population, (citizens from the Federal District, which includes Mexico City, were not included in the collection). The census includes approximately 12.8 million names. Ancestry is making this census free on-line and the plan is to keep this census free on-line. The census is in Spanish.
Mexico's first federal census was taken in 1895 and starting in 1900 censuses were taken every 10 years.
To search the census go to: www.ancestry.com/Mexico
To read more about the census go to: http://tinyurl.com/3mh7puj
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee