Four Books To Help You Get Started In Your Mexican Ancestry Search

I love books! I really do specially the ones focused in Mexican Research or the ones that have resources to help me find my ancestors.

Ok, I know this post says three books but I will actually talk about four books that are essential to Mexican Genealogy.

The following books will give you a solid foundation to start your Mexican Ancestry search. All four are available at Remember to check your local library to see if they have a copy that way you won’t have to buy them.

The first book that I want to mention to you is mine. I wrote it so that you could have a choice if you only want to look for your ancestors using the internet.

Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry Second Edition

Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry Second Edition

This is the very short description of my book.

“Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Mexican Ancestry” will provide you with a solid foundation to being able to find your Mexican Ancestors online. Practically without leaving your home.

You can buy it here:

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide (Finding Your Ancestors)

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors

Description from Amazon

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. –

You can buy it here:

Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico

Mexican American Genealogical Research

Description From Amazon

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. –

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A Student’s Guide to Mexican American Genealogy (Oryx American Family Tree Series)

A Students Guide to Mexican Genealogy Research

Description From Amazon

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 accounts 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-traditional families. –

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If you decide to buy these books and you buy them through the links on this page you will be helping support this website with no extra cost to you. Also if you want to buy other genealogy related books you can buy them here Genealogy Books at

If you know of any other books that are great to get someone started doing Mexican Genealogy please let us know. Or if you recommend any of the above ones please let us know about your experiences with it.

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