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.
Researching Hispanic ancestors involves a significant amount of time working with Catholic church records. Having a solid understanding of those records is essential to doing good genealogy. I highly recommend this webinar to anyone with Catholic ancestors.
Do you have Hispanic roots? Does your library or genealogical society work with people of Hispanic descent. Following is a list of classes that I think will be of particular interest at OGS 2018 to those researching Hispanic and Hispanic-American ancestors.
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.