Rare Mexican Genealogy Records Availabe at El Fondo Reservado

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Biblioteca Nacional of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico Mexico’s national library is one of the major resources for Mexican genealogy research.  There are several specific resources important to genealogy research. Among these resources are rare Mexican genealogy records available at El Fondo Reservado (The Reserve Fund). El Fondo Reservado’s…

Locating Marriage Dispensas of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico

On October 10, 2015, Posted by , In Church Records,Digital Library/Collection,Research Location, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off on Locating Marriage Dispensas of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico

What are dispensas and why are they important? From the early 16th to 19th centuries, the Catholic Church issued marriage dispensa (dispensations) to prospective bride and grooms to verify they were eligible to be married under the sanction of the Church. According to Dan MacDonald of “The Brick Walls” website, marriage dispensations were…

Church Records Available for Genealogy Research at the Archivo Histórico del Arzobispado de Guadalajara

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Brief History of the Archivo Histórico del Arzobispado de Guadalajara Since its inception, the Catholic Church ordered that its Ecclesiatical records be archived. Church records in modern day Mexico date back to the early 16th century. The archivo histórico del Arzobispado de Guadalajara, Jalisco (historical archives of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara,…

National Archives of Mexico

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Archivo General y Público de la Nación The Archivo General y Público de la Nación was originally the Archives of New Spain established in 1790 to preserve the memory of the new country known as Mexico. The public archive was renamed the Archivo General de la Nación (General National Archives) in…

Getting to Know Historic Archive of Tijuana Mexico

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What is the Historic Archive of Tijuana? Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico offers genealogists and family history researchers access to a major archive focused on the history of Tijuana, Mexico and its’ citizens. The Archivo Historico de Tijuana (Historic Archive of Tijuana) was established in 2001 and is located within the…

Aguascalientes Archivo Histórico

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Aguascalientes, Mexico Archivo Histórico The government of the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico reports that it created its State Historical Archive pursuant to a government order issued on January 31, 1982. This Archive maintains outreach efforts to local teachers and their students to instill an appreciation for the State’s rich history….

US Invasion of Veracruz Research

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21 de Abril Gesta Heroica de Veracruz One exciting historical project to preserve Veracruz, Mexico history related to the US invasion and occupation of Veracruz is called “21 de Abril Gesta Heroica de Veracruz.” The site celebrates 100 years of state and maritime history and may be a resource for…

Bibliografía Mexicana

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Bibliografía Mexicana Another research gem is the Bibliografía Mexicana provided as a collaboration of the Instituto de Investigaciones (Literature Research Institute), Bibliográficas Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico (National Library of Mexico), and Hemeroteca Nacional de Mexico (National Newspaper of Mexico). This collection detail reports that the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico…

Links to Maps and Plats

On September 30, 2015, Posted by , In Map/Plat,Research Location, With Comments Off on Links to Maps and Plats

MAPS/PLATS Maps and Plats are extremely useful for locating your family’s origin. Many state and federal government sites offer images in a variety of formats for public use. This list will be updated regularly as more free websites are located. Following are a few to the top sites that may…

The Power of Genealogy Groups

On September 23, 2015, Posted by , In Research Location, tagged in , With Comments Off on The Power of Genealogy Groups

If you are like most genealogy researchers, you may come across a time where you feel stuck in your research and don’t know what to do next. It is during times these times when the power of genealogy groups can seem like magic. Recently I found myself challenged with locating…