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Guide to Mexican Genealogy Added to “Genealogy at a Glance” Series

Mexico Genealogy Research

Do you know that most civil records for Mexico prior to 1821 are found in Spain? Hispanic naming traditions make it easier to trace female ancestors than in many other cultures—do you know why? If you have Mexican ancestry but cannot read original documents in Spanish, do you know where to find a tutorial for getting up to speed?

Genealogy at a Glance: Mexico Genealogy Research

You will find the answer to these and many other questions pertaining to Mexican heritage in
Genealogy at a Glance. Mexico Genealogy Research, by Debbie Gurtler. The latest installment in our series of laminated country or ethnic guides begins with a discussion of Hispanic naming traditions and how they offer valuable clues for your family history research. Next, , the author summarizes the major record sources—civil registration records, Catholic parish records, census records, and immigration records. Some useful supplementary record sources, language aides, and a list of online resources are also included. In other words, with this guide by author Debbie Gurtler at hand, both new and experienced researchers can grasp the fundamentals of Mexican genealogy at a glance.

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