Do you have ancestors who lived in pre-statehood California? If so, there is a good chance you might find them in the Early California Population Project.
This book provides context; context to anyone whose Mexican ancestors came to the U.S. in the 20th or 21st centuries — whether documented or undocumented. If these eras apply to your family history, you will want to add this book to your personal library.
I am quite excited to speak at the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) in South Bend, Indiana in a couple weeks. This is a fabulous public library system, featuring a thought-provoking program series.
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.