Friday, November 29, 2013

Death Record for Manuel Portillo

I have been looking page by page through several thousand images in the Mexico, Sonora Civil Registration files for Hermosillo, trying to find an entry for my 2nd-great-grandfather, Manuel Portillo. This afternoon I found an entry dated 27 March 1906, on image 559 of 1841 in the Defunciones 1900-1916 for Hermosillo.
Source: FamilySearch, Sonora Civil Registration, Defunciones 1900-1916
My rough translation is that Manuel died at 6pm on 26 March, and that he was 48 years old (putting his approximate birth year as 1858). The record also lists his parents as Manuel Portillo and Maria Bernal.

I am going to continue searching through the remaining 500 images in this set for Hermosillo, in the hopes that I'll come across other members of the Portillo family. This is a big find though, as this has been a pretty blank spot on the family tree.

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