Mexican vital records are often called the richest genealogy records in the world.
Mexican Catholic parish registrations are extent back to the 16th century in the colonial era, and record births, marriages, and burials. These records are rich in biographical details and multi-generational kinship clues.
This lecture covers:
- the type of information contained within these records
- situations to watch out for in your research
- strategies for finding your ancestors and building out your family tree
- why these records were created and what that meant to your ancestors
- reference tools to interpret Spanish terms and handwriting
Even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful in this research.
- Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A
- Audience: Genealogists and family historians
You might also want to consider booking my other Mexican & Hispanic lectures.
(available as of March 2020)