Mexican Ancestry Websites, Books and Organizations

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Web Sites


  • Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico edited by Michael S. Werner (Routledge)
  • Desert Dreams: Mexican American Education in Arizona, 1870-1930 by Laura K. Muñoz (Arizona State University)
  • Directorio Eclesiástico de Toda la República Mexicana (Ecclesiastical Directory to the Republic of Mexico), 2 volumes (Arquidiócesis de México)
  • Finding Your Mexican Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide by George R. Ryskamp (Ancestry)
  • A Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain by Peter Gerhard (Cambridge University Press)
  • Guía General de los Archivos Estatales y Municipales de México (General Guide to the Archives of the States and Municipalities of Mexico) (Archivo General de la Nación)
  • Hispanic Surnames and Family History by Lyman D. Platt (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
  • Los Municipios de México (The Municipios of Mexico) (Centro Nacional de Desarrollo Municipal)
  • Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry by Moises Garza (CreateSpace)
  • 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)



(Archivo General de Indias)
Avenida de la Constitución
41071 Sevilla, Spain
+34 (95) 422-5158

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

Box 27250
Albuquerque, NM 87125
(505) 833-4197

Mexican American Studies and Research Center

César E. Chávez Building
Room 208
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-7551
(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  (Search a surname index here.)

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

University of Texas at Austin LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Sid Richardson Hall 1-108
Austin, TX 78713
(512) 495-4520
Adapted from the May/June 2015 Family Tree Magazine