Description:The long history of formalized record keeping in New Spain and Mexico provides a wealth of information for researching Mexican ancestors. Church records date back to the early Spanish Colonial Era, and civil registrations went into effect shortly after Mexican Independence. These records are often described as the best family history records in the world due to the wealth of genealogical information typically included in these records.
Learn how to find and analyze Mexico civil and church registration collections to build out your Mexican family history.
Even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.
Target Audience: Those who have already identified their ancestral hometown(s) in Mexico.
Instructor: Colleen Greene, GSHA-SC Member