Research Methods

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Using Facebook Groups to Research Your Ancestral Hometown

Using Facebook Groups to Research Your Ancestral Hometown

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.

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.

FamilySearch Digitized Mexico Records

Locating Those Non-Searchable Browsable-Only Digitized Mexico Records on FamilySearch

Last week I explained why you shouldn’t give up if you don’t find records pertaining to your Mexican ancestors when using the Search feature on FamilySearch. This post demonstrates how to quickly and directly find the digitized collections available online for your Mexican ancestors’ home state(s).

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