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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 adds 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1862-1929 forAntonio Rodriguez
There is no way to describe this breakthrough in online records other than fabulous. Since I am regularly searching Mexican records for friends and patrons, I am very interested in telling some of my friends that are actively doing research about this great opportunity. announced the new collections on 28 October 2015. Here is the announcement from the blog post:
We are pleased to announce the launch of new online services that will help Mexicans and the estimated 34 million Mexican Americans* research their family history. 
More than 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico, including new birth, marriage, and death records dating back to the 1500s are now available on the Ancestry site, many of them important historical records never before available online.
The new collections show up in the World Subscription. Here are the details about a "free" view time period and the cost of adding the Mexican records to a U.S. Subscription.
FREE ACCESS TO RECORDS: October 28th through November 2nd 
In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, Ancestry will provide FREE access to these new records from October 28th through November 2. After the FREE access period ends, Ancestry Mexico will be available through two subscription packages:
  • On the Ancestry Mexico site, the Mexico + US Package ($10-$12 USD per month) will include access to all Mexican records plus US records relevant to Mexican Americans including, census, immigration, border crossings, BMDs, and relevant regional records.
  • All records from Mexico are also being made available as part of the World Subscription on website.
The Ancestry Mexico site is designed to meet the unique needs of people in Mexico, as well as Mexican-Americans with plans to enhance the service early next year.
The search shown above was in Guanajuato, Mexico for the name Antonio Rodriguez. The markers that came up in the record are pop-ups that show where in the record the names of the family members are located.

Here is some more information from the post;
In another first, the new Ancestry Mexico site will provide a Spanish language experience tailored specifically to Mexicans and Mexican Americans. 
With such a culturally diverse population, nearly every citizen in the United States has ancestral connections to regions outside of America. 
Ancestry has been working hard over the past few years to help people of Hispanic and Latino origins discover, preserve and share their family history by making important collections from Mexico searchable online to get them started. 
These new records launching today were made available in part through Ancestry’s collaboration with the Mexican Academy of Genealogy and Heraldry based in Mexico City, Mexico, who originally created microfilm of these records with the assistance of FamilySearch International. 
These records will help Mexican Americans build and explore their family tree and unveil key events, places, and relationships in the lives of their ancestors, including the names of family and friends involved as witnesses or godparents. 
The people of Mexico have a diverse culture that comes from a variety of regions, including the indigenous peoples of Central and South America, and early immigration from Europe. With a deep sense of pride in this rich heritage, they are passionate about family and have been celebrating their ancestors for hundreds of years.
I can hardly wait to get started with the new records. Thanks Muchas Gracias.  Here is a screenshot of some of the new Card Catalog collections:

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