Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Hispanic Resources

NOTE from Myrt: There is an addendum to this blog entry titled Hispanic civil registration.

DearREADERS,
Podcast listeners of this week’s episode have already written at least 50 emails asking for more info about Hispanic ancestral research suggestions, so here goes:

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
Here are the links to the several of the books Jonathan Walker recommends for searching Hispanic roots:

HISPANIC GENEALOGY BLOGS

ENGLISH

Previously Ol' Myrt mentioned the Hispanic Genealogy Blog by Lynn Turner, AG. From his blog’s list of favorite web links I’ve learned about the online David Rumsey Map Collection, This is such an important collection, that I’ll make David’s work the subject of an upcoming blog entry.

SPANISH
Thanks to a posting “Hispanic Family History Blogs “ on the FHCNET Yahoo Group 13 March 2008 by Lorraine Hernandez Co-Director Murrieta, CA FHC, news came across Ol' Myrt’s desk about three Spanish language family history blogs. Not being fluent, I wouldn’t have run across them without Lorraine’s help:

FamilySearch RESEARCH OUTLINES

CIVIL REGISTRATION
The Latin America Research Outline mentioned above lists the following countries and the year civil registration began. This doesn’t mean give up looking for your 2nd great grandparents. It merely means that for time periods prior to the keeping of public vital records of birth, marriage & death, you’ll look to the local church records of baptism, marriages and burials for evidence of your ancestors.

1881 Argentina
1850 Brazil
1940 Bolivia
1885 Chile
1865 Colombia
1888 Costa Rica
1885 Cuba
1828 Dominican Republic
1901 Ecuador
1879 El Salvador
1877 Guatemala
1881 Honduras
1857 Mexico
1879 Nicaragua
1914 Panama
1880 Paraguay
1886 Peru
1885 Puerto Rico
1879 Uruguay
1873 Venezuela

WorldGenWeb http://www.worldgenweb.com/

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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