2021
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Why do last names change?

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About this Presentation

Researchers often encounter challenges discovering surnames change. Through this conference, we´ll review how rules for assigning surnames changed in Mexico, fundamentally when Mexico went from having only parish files to being governed by the rules of the Civil Registry Participants will find useful information and tools to facilitate their work.

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Introduction to Why Last Names Change

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Spain's Two Surname Timeline

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Mexico's Two Surname Timeline

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No Rules Before 1800

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Surname Constructions

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Then Everything Changes

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Exceptions, Tips and Tools

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