I am super glad that you have started or are wondering on how to trace your Mexican roots. The great news is that you don’t have to travel into Mexico in order to be able to trace your family tree.
Thank fully for us our ancestors were all catholic. OK, not literally all of them since our native american ancestors had their own religion, but all others we can safely assume that they were.
The great thing is that the catholic church was very meticulous in their record keeping and many of their records for Mexico have survived since the 1520’s to the present.
Now days thanks to computers and the internet you no longer have to go to Mexico to find records about your ancestors.
All you need is a computer and an internet connection and if you are reading this I can safely assume that you have both.
So now that these tow requirements have been met let me tell you of how you can best get started in researching your Mexican Ancestors.
There are three things that you absolutely have to do! See how I added an exclamation mark, so it is very important that you do them.
Ok, ok, two things are absolutely necessary and the third item is optional but not needed.
FREE Email Series Meet Your Ancestors
The first thing is to sign up to my free email series titled “Meet Your Ancestors“.
To join you can click on the above image or just follow the flowing link: https://mexicangenealogy.info/meet-your-ancestors/
If you are like me you might be asking yourself why you should sign up for this free email series.
Let me tell you why.
When I started searching for my ancestors it took me a ton of time and money to learn how to do genealogy and when it came to Mexican Genealogy there was almost nothing out there for us.
I don’t want anyone to struggle, like I did, in learning the basics and must go to resources to find their ancestors.
The main goal of this website is to help out as many people as possible since I know and I believe that the more of us researching our roots the more easy it will be for us to find our common ancestors.
The basic description of this email series is “20 articles in 20 days to help you learn about and get started with Mexican Genealogy research”. What are you waiting for? Join now before you read more.
Now that is taken care of lets move to our second item.
Join Our Free Mexican Genealogy Group
Yes, if you have not joined yet then you are missing out on what I think is the greatest resource that we have when it comes to finding our Mexican ancestors.
To join just click on the above image or on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mexicangenealogy/
As of the writing of this blog post our group has 5,638 members.
I love our community, it is full of outgoing, vibrant, caring, knowledgeable, and amazing people. I consider every member as part of my family.
Believe me when I say it, creating this group was the best thing that I could have had done.
Join in order to mingle with like minded individuals whose main focus is finding their ancestors. In our group we share tips, ideas, and even help each other out.
You can ask us anything and we will point you in the right direction.
The following third item is not necessary but please consider getting a copy of it.
Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry
Ok this one is not necessary but it will help you greatly in learning fast on how to do research, keep organized, and where to search for records about your family.
It is just a fast way to learn. Also when you buy you are helping keep this website free for everyone to enjoy.
To buy your copy just click on the image or on the following link: http://amzn.to/2AxWsAf
By the way let me tell you of a little secret. If you read every single blog post on this website you will learn everything in my book plus much more.
Yes I know I am a horrible business man.
There you have it if you just do the first two things that I recommend you will be off to an excellent start when it comes to finding your ancestors in Mexico.
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