Finding Your Mexican Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide

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Ancestry Pub., 2007 - Reference - 209 pages
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Finding Your Mexican Ancestors is essential to any researcher looking to trace their heritage across the Rio Grande. In it, authors George and Peggy Ryskamp show how easy Mexican American research can be providing detailed descriptions of parish records, civil records, and other types of records common in Mexico.

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Not only a book for beginners, the intermediates and professionals can also benefit from this book. This book will introduce you to various record sources (including online)to help you find your Mexican ancestors. I would also recommend 'Finding Your Hispanic Roots' by the same author. 

About the author (2007)

George R. Ryskamp, J.D., AG, teaches Latin American and southern European family history at Brigham Young University, where he also serves as director of the Center for Family History and Genealogy and the Immigrant Ancestor Project. He is a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association, a Miembro Academico of the Acedmia Americana de Genealogia, and a corresponding member of the Academia Real Matritense de Genealogia y Heraldica.

Peggy Hill Ryskamp has done Hispanic family history in the United States and on numerous trips to Spain and Mexico for more than twenty years. Coauthor of A Student's Guide to Mexican-American Genealogy, a speaker at local and national conferences, and former coeditor of The Genealogical Journal, she juggles client work and writing.

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