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:
- Ryskamp, George R. and Peggy Ryskamp. Finding Your Mexican Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. Orem, UT: Ancestry. 2007.
- Ryskamp, George R. Finding Your Hispanic Roots.Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997, reprinted 2005.
- Schmal, John & Donna Morales. Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico. Heritage Books, 2002.
HISPANIC GENEALOGY BLOGS
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.
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:
- El Eslabón "ñ" - Sitio de Herramientas de Historia Familiar en Español, beginning in March 2008 with postings by Daniela M. de Horton and Analía Montalvo. http://eslabonfam.blogspot.com/
- Blog de Genealogía - El Diario de Genealogía en la web. Aquí publicaremos noticias sobre recursos que facilitarán la búsqueda de nuestros antepasados.
ttp://blog-genealogia.blogspot.com (This blog has interesting entries, but to click to learn more, one is encouraged to purchase a book.)
- Historia Familiar Peru – includes a brief Spanish language slide show about FamilySearch Indexing. http://historiafamiliarperu.blogspot.com/
FamilySearch RESEARCH OUTLINES
- Latin America Research Outline includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (though Portuguese is the language spoken there), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela.
- Latin Genealogical Word List
- South America Map
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- Spanish Letter-Writing Guide
- Brazil Research Outline
- Portuguese Letter-writing Guide
- Caribbean Map
- Mexico, Church Record Baptism
- Mexico, Church Record Baptism 1859-Present
- Mexico, Church Record Marriage 1530-1858
- Mexico, Church Record Marriage 1859-Present
- Mexico, Civil Registration Birth 1859-Present
- Mexico, Civil Registration Marriage 1859-Present
- Mexico Historical Background
- Mexico Map
- Mexico Research Outline
- Peru Research Outline
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.
1888 Costa Rica
1828 Dominican Republic
1879 El Salvador
1885 Puerto Rico
Happy family tree climbing!
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