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Web  Sites
• AOL Hispanic Genealogy Special Interest Group


• Catholic Church Local History and Ancestors Genealogy Research


• Digital Maps of Mexico


• FamilySearch: Mexico Research Outline

• The Genealogy of Mexico




• Hispanic Genealogy Blog


• Interactive Atlas of Mexico
• Mexican Family History Research

• Mexican Genealogy


• Mexico Arizona Biographical Survey


• Mexico GenWeb


• Municipalities of Mexico


• Somos Primos


Archivo Biografico de España, Portugale Iberoamerica (Biographical Archive of Spain, Portugal and Latin America) edited by Victor Herrero Mediaville and L. Rosa Aguayo Nayle (K.G. Saur): The microfilmed biographical archive and indexes are accessible though the FHL.
Una Bibliografia de Historias Familiares de Latinoamerica y Los Estados Unidos (A Bibliography of Family Histories in Latin America and the United States) by Lyman de Platt (IGHL Books)
Biografias de Hombres Notables de Hispanoamerica (Biographies of Notable Men of Hispanic America) by Ramon Azpurua (Ediciones Mario Gonzalez, available through the FHL)

Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico edited by Michael S. Werner (Routledge)

Directorio Eclesiástico de Toda la República Mexicana (Ecclesiastical Directory to the Republic of Mexico), 2 volumes (Arquidiócesis de México)
Finding Your Hispanic Roots by George R. Ryskamp (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
Finding Your Mexican Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide by George R. Ryskamp (Ancestry)
A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your immigrant & Ethnic Ancestors by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Betterway Books)
A Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain by Peter Gerhard (Cambridge University Press)
Hispanic American Genealogical Sourcebook by Paula K. Byers (Gale Group)
Hispanic Surnames and Family History by Lyman D. Platt (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
Index to Spanish American Collective Biography by Sara de Mundo Lo (GK Hall, out of print)
Latin American and Spanish Census Records by Lyman de Platt (IGHL Books): A summary of Latin American census records with information on where to find the primary sources.
Spanish and Mexican Censuses of New Mexico, 1750-1830 (New Mexico Genealogical Society Press)
Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in New Mexico and Colorado by John R. and Christine Van Ness (Malcolm Ebright)



Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
Box 9606, Denver, CO 80209

The Hispanic Genealogical Society
Box 231271, Houston, TX 77223, <>

The Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR)
Box 490, Midway City, CA 92655, <>

Spanish American Genealogical Association
Box 794, Corpus Christi, TX 78403, <>

Institute of Genealogy and History for Latin America
2191 S. 2200 East, Mount Springs, UT 84757, (435) 652-1710

Other Organizations
General Archive of the Indies (Archivo General de Indias)
Avenida de la Constitución, 41071 Sevilla, Spain, +34 (95) 422-5158, <>

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

4000 St. Joseph Place NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, (505) 833-4197, <>

Mexican American Studies and Research Center

César E. Chávez Building, Room 208, Tucson, AZ 85721, (520) 621-7551, <>

National Archives of Mexico (Archivo General de la Nación)

Eduardo Molina y Albañiles, Col. Penitenciaría Ampliación, Delegación Venustiano Carranza, C.P. 15350 México, DF, <>

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507, (505) 476-7948, <>

Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records Division

1700 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, (800) 998-4456, <>

University of Texas at Austin Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection

Sid Richardson Hall 1-108, Austin, TX 78713, (512) 495-4520, <>