Hispanic Research

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Records and Databases

     FamilySearch has online digital records, searchable databases, and microfilm records for millions of people with Hispanic ancestors.  Online digital Hispanic records are added almost weekly and are listed by country in FamilySearch Record Search.  Online database record sets are searchable through FamilySearch > Advanced Search.   Microfilm Hispanic civil and church records are listed by country in the Family History Library Catalog and may be ordered and viewed at a Family History Center near you.

FamilySearch Record Search

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FamilySearch > Advanced Search (click to search for your Ancestors by database record sets)
Search for your Ancestors in All or any one of the following record sets: Ancestral File; Census; International Genealogical Index; Pedigree Resource File; US Social Security Death Index; Vital Records Index; and Family History Websites.

Family History Library Catalog (click to search by country for the microfilmed civil and church Hispanic records listed in the Catalog)

These microfilm records may be ordered and viewed at Family History Center near you.
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Research Tools

Related Websites

Several websites are particularly useful for Hispanic genealogy research:

Family History Library Catalog
Search for civil and church records that FamilySearch has microfilmed.
Website is currently in English.

PARES – Portal de Archivos Españoles
Search for ancestors in various archives of Spain.
Website is in Spanish.

Hispanic Genealogy blog
Provides research tips, latest news, and links related to Hispanic genealogy.
Website is in English and Spanish.

Hispanic Genealogy Presentations

Many presentations from the 2007 Hispanic Genealogy Conference at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are now available to view for free on the Internet at Roots Television. To see a presentation from the list below, simply select it, and click the link. Presentations include:

1. Hispanic Roots[dead link]
Author of “Finding Your Hispanic Roots” Dr. George R. Ryskamp, AG, is interviewed by Sharon de Bartolo Carmack. The interview is presented in four parts. Presented in English.

2. Buscando ancestros Mexicanos en el Internet[dead link]
Topic includes how to research Mexican ancestors using web sites and resources on the Internet. Presenter: Lynn Turner, AG. Presented in Spanish.

3. Mexico: Genealogical Research[dead link]
Presentations discuss Mexican genealogical research. Presenters are: Dr. George Ryskamp, AG, author of “Finding Your Mexican Ancestors,” and his wife Peggy Ryskamp, CG. Presentations in Spanish.

4. Spanish Parish Records (Spanish Paleography)[dead link]
Presentation discusses how to read and understand Spanish records, including common phrases, basic rules to follow, common abbreviations, and helpful resources. Presenter: Lynn Turner, AG. Presented in English.

5. Spanish Municipal Archives[dead link]
Presentation discusses Hispanic research in Municipal archives. Presenter: Dr. George R. Ryskamp, AG, author of “Finding Your Mexican Ancestors.” Presented in English.

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