Before you begin digging into Mexican records, you need to first narrow down the scope of your search by identifying you ancestor’s hometown in Mexico. The reason for this is twofold: it narrows down the focus of your search, and it helps you identify the right collections to use.
Join me on Saturday, November 5th, at the Laguna Niguel branch of the Orange County (California) Public Library for a class focusing on using Mexican vital and church records in your family history research.
I am presenting a new genealogy lecture for the Anaheim Public Library next month, that is quite a bit different from the typical genealogy topics I teach in my lectures, workshops, and summer school course. This is not a standard how-to class for genealogists. Instead it is a class reaching out to Mexican-American teens and young adults.
If you have Hispanic ancestors, I highly encourage you to attend the upcoming TxSGS 2016 Family history Conference. In addition to classes focusing on general methodology, record types, and repositories, there are five sessions in particular that focus on Hispanic genealogy.
Join me in Dallas, Texas the weekend of October 28-30, 2016, where I am teaching two classes on Mexican genealogy, and a class on using the Digital Public Library of American and HathiTrust.