These records are critical for those of us with ancestors and collateral relatives who immigrated from Mexico during the early-to-mid 20th century, and particularly during the violent Mexican Revolution.
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.
Join me next month in Austin, Texas for the 2015 Family History Conference ,where I am teaching sessions on “Helping Patrons Find & Use Southwest Archival Collections” and “An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors”.
Taking a look at one of my favorite digital archives–the Portal to Texas History, through a series of posts highlighting this valuable historical research tool. In this first part of the series, I walk through the Portal’s well-designed discovery features.