While doing last minute preparation on Sunday for my final lecture that the Texas State Genealogical Society’s excellent conference in San Antonio, I noticed a new feature on FamilySearch. They have rolled out an easier more direct way to access those unlinked (non-indexed, non-searchable, browsable-only) digitized collections.
Excellent news for my fellow Mexico researchers! FamilySearch quietly started rolling out its indexed Mexican Civil Registration collection last week.
Are you new to researching your Mexican ancestors? Have you been doing Mexico research for a while, but want to make sure you are getting the most out of your research efforts? My friend and colleague Debbie Gurtler, AG® is debuting a new webinar from FamilySearch that you won’t want to miss.
FamilySearch is providing two excellent free webinars this month for working with Spanish language civil and church registrations, as well as a free webinar to get you started volunteering as an indexer for Spanish language records.
Last week I explained why you shouldn’t give up if you don’t find records pertaining to your Mexican ancestors when using the Search feature on FamilySearch. This post demonstrates how to quickly and directly find the digitized collections available online for your Mexican ancestors’ home state(s).
If you only use the Search feature to look for records on FamilySearch pertaining to your Mexican ancestors, you may be missing out on these very records. Examples from my own research show that the records are there, but just are not yet searchable.