When teaching Hispanic genealogy classes, I am often asked for advice about researching our ancestors in Spain. Legacy Tree Genealogists recently published a good introduction on their blog for researching your ancestry in Spain.
Are you just starting to research your Hispanic ancestors? Do you want to learn about record collections or strategies to build your Hispanic family tree out further? Are you a genealogist or librarian who assists Hispanic researchers?
Padrinos play an important role in Hispanic culture and family history. Identifying and tracking the names of padrinos found in the records of your ancestors can provide clues to help further trace your ancestral lines, and can help you develop a better understanding of the kinship ties in your ancestral hometown.
If you didn’t get to attend the live versions of the 2-part online Hispanic Genealogy Research study group that I did with DearMYRTLE this month, or you did join us live, but want to watch again, you can now watch both parts online for free via DearMYRTLE’s YouTube channel.
Researching Hispanic ancestors involves a significant amount of time working with Catholic church records. Having a solid understanding of those records is essential to doing good genealogy. I highly recommend this webinar to anyone with Catholic ancestors.