Hispanic Genealogy

Articles about Hispanic genealogy.

Mexico Church & Civil Registration Records

Identifying Your Mexican Immigrant Ancestor’s Hometown

Before you begin digging into Mexican records, you need to first narrow down the scope of your search by identifying you ancestor’s hometown in Mexico. The reason for this is twofold: it narrows down the focus of your search, and it helps you identify the right collections to use.

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2017

I am Teaching on Mexican Church Parish Records & Civil Registrations at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2017

Are you looking to learn more about working with Mexico’s civil registrations and church parish records to research your Mexican ancestors? Do you help patrons or clients of Mexican descent? Frustrated because you don’t know Spanish, so you think you can’t get very far with Mexican family history? Then join me at the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree!

Mexico Church & Civil Registration Records

The Two Main “Go-To” Record Types for Researching Mexican Genealogy

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.

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