If your ancestor crossed the U.S. border from Mexico between 1895 and 1957, you may want to try searching for him or her in Border Crossing records. This class will give you a little background information about the records and their content. It will also show you how they can be used to identify your ancestor’s home town in Mexico. The class includes a case study and important search tips and techniques.
To use the records of Mexico, you must know the exact town where your ancestor lived. Learn how to search for that information in immigration records, border crossing records, passport applications, naturalization records, and alien registrations.
Learn how to write to a Mexico civil registration office or church to ask for records, using the Spanish Letter Writing Guide.
Found that first record for you grandmother in Mexico but you’re unsure about what to do next. In this class we will go step by step through a case study that will take you from the first ancestral record found through the next steps you should take to continue your research. Helpful tips and strategies will be presented along the way to guide you to what we hope will be a successful and rewarding experience.
To use the records of Mexico, you must know the exact town where your ancestor lived. Learn which documents you might now have in your home that will give you that information. Learn how to interview relatives to find what they know.
The Mexico Genealogy main page is the “gateway” to all the features of the Wiki that help with Mexican genealogy: topic articles, strategy tools, research tools, language lessons, online records, and instructional pages specific to each state.
A case study demonstrating how to compile the records for one Mexican family in civil registration records.
For each State of Mexico, the Wiki has created an instructional page with all the links you need to find church records and civil registration records for that State.
A case study demonstrating how to compile the records for one Mexican family in Catholic church records.
Learn how to use the instructions and links of a Mexico State page on the Wiki to locate and use civil registration records.
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