The following books will give you a solid foundation to start your Mexican Ancestry search. All three are available at Amazon.com. Remember to check your local library to see if they have a copy that way you won’t have to buy them.
If you don’t have Mexican ancestors, this book will make you wish you had. If you are one of the millions of Americans who can trace your heritage across the Rio Grande, then get ready to come face to face with your own history. In Finding Your Mexican Ancestors, you will discover direct, easy-to-follow instructions that will lead you through Mexico’s carefully preserved records. George and Peggy Ryskamp’s easy style and dynamic approach make finding and using parish records, civil records, and other useful Mexican resources as simple as it is thrilling. – Amazon.com
Mexican-American genealogical research has long been an under-appreciated pastime, practiced by a select few. However, “Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico” brings a new resource into the public eye. – Amazon.com
This series of student research tools explains the process of genealogical research while creating opportunities to practice and integrate social studies skills. It aims to promote better student understanding of solid research techniques and enhances the American curriculum. The series supplements the thematic strands in the New Curriculum standards for social studies in American schools, such as: culture, time, continuity, and change; individual development and identity; power, authority, and governance; people, places, and environment; individuals, groups, and institutions; global connections. The series also aims to provide students with the opportunity to practice the historian’s craft as they learn how to: collect data; use the latest electronic research tools; obtain and evaluate documents and sources; conduct and record eyewitness acounts of historical events in family life. Each volume also explains to students the “whys” and “hows” of tracing their roots if they are adopted or come from non-tradtional families. – Amazon.com
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