This two-part online study group will explain general concepts that pertain to Hispanic genealogy, discuss Hispanic immigration to and migration within the U.S., explain researching the homeland, and recommend key must-have reference tools for anyone doing Hispanic research.
Our ancestors’ lives did not consist of just the facts we typically look for in historical records. Social history helps us develop a holistic approach to research.
Excellent news for my fellow Mexico researchers! FamilySearch quietly started rolling out its indexed Mexican Civil Registration collection last week.
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.
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.
During lectures I gave this past August at my local genealogy society and at a conference, I polled the audience asking how many who are on Facebook had checked if there is an existing Facebook Group for their ancestral hometowns, and few people raised their hands. When I showed them the kind of information that I have obtained from one of my ancestral hometown Groups, they were amazed.