Becoming familiar with the place names referenced in your ancestors’ Mexican records can be challenging, particularly for those of us who are not from Mexico and who might not have visited the places where our ancestors lived. This work is one of my regular “go to” reference tools when doing Mexican research.
When researching Mexican family history, there are two main “go-to” types of records that you will consult daily, Mexican Catholic Church and Civil Registration records. Those of us with Mexican ancestors are particularly fortunate. First, we inherited the best food in the world. Second, we inherited what are often referred to as the best genealogy records in the world.
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.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Park Service (NPS) are collaborating on a project to help preserve and share the history of those who served in the U.S. Mexico War. I just emailed the project coordinator to find out how I can help! WILL YOU?