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.
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.
Routinely check Ancestry for naturalization records pertaining to your immigrant ancestors and relatives. A visit to NARA Riverside in April confirmed that Ancestry still does not have all of the district court naturalization records from California online, but a discovery last week indicates they are closing this gap.
Ancestry.com has released a new browser toolbar, which allows you to save web page links and attach them to an individual in your Ancestry family tree. I just down downloaded and installed the Firefox version, but haven’t had time to actually try it out yet.
The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) announced yesterday a 5-year partnership with The Generations Network (TGN), parent company of Ancestry.com, to digitize selected NARA records. TGN will provide the staff, hardware, and software, and will make the digitized records available online to Ancestry subscribers. Access to those records will be available for free, […]