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== '''Records and Databases'''  ==
 
== '''Records and Databases'''  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp Family Search] has online digital records, searchable databases, and microfilm records for millions of people with Hispanic ancestors.&nbsp; Online digital Hispanic records are added almost weekly and are listed by country in [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=-1;p=allCollections FamilySearch Record Search].&nbsp; Online database record sets are searchable through [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp FamilySearch &gt; Advanced Search].&nbsp; Microfilm Hispanic civil and church records are listed by country in the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog], and they may be ordered and viewed at a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Center] near you.<br>  
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[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp Family Search] has online digital records, searchable databases, and microfilm records for millions of people with Hispanic ancestors.&nbsp; Online digital Hispanic records are added almost weekly and are listed by country in [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=-1;p=allCollections FamilySearch Record Search].&nbsp; Online database record sets are searchable through [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp FamilySearch &gt; Advanced Search].&nbsp; Microfilm Hispanic civil and church records are listed by country in the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog], and they may be ordered and viewed at a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Center] near you.<br>
  
 
*[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=-1;p=allCollections '''FamilySearch Record Search'''] ''(click to see All online digital Hispanic records currently available)''<br>
 
*[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=-1;p=allCollections '''FamilySearch Record Search'''] ''(click to see All online digital Hispanic records currently available)''<br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; Or if you like, you can go directly to the following regions by clicking on the region:&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=2;p=allCollections '''Caribbean, Central and South America''']'''&nbsp; '''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 '''México''']&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=1;p=allCollections '''Spain''']<br>  
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&nbsp;&nbsp; Or if you like, you can go directly to the following regions by clicking on the region:&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=2;p=allCollections '''Caribbean, Central and South America''']'''&nbsp; '''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 '''México''']&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=1;p=allCollections '''Spain''']<br>
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp '''FamilySearch &gt; Advanced Search'''] ''(click to search for your Ancestors by database record sets)''<br>Search for your Ancestors in All or any one of the following record sets:&nbsp; Ancestral File; Census; International Genealogical Index; Pedigree Resource File; US Social Security Death Index; Vital Records Index; and Family History Websites.
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp '''FamilySearch &gt; Advanced Search'''] ''(click to search for your Ancestors by database record sets)''<br>Search for your Ancestors in All or any one of the following record sets:&nbsp; Ancestral File; Census; International Genealogical Index; Pedigree Resource File; US Social Security Death Index; Vital Records Index; and Family History Websites.
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== '''Related Websites'''<br> ==
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== '''Related Websites'''<br> ==
  
Several websites are particularly useful for Hispanic genealogy research:<br>  
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Several websites are particularly useful for Hispanic genealogy research:<br>
  
 
*[http://pares.mcu.es/ '''PARES – Portal de Archivos Españoles''']<br>Search for ancestors in various archives of Spain.<br>Website is in Spanish. <br>
 
*[http://pares.mcu.es/ '''PARES – Portal de Archivos Españoles''']<br>Search for ancestors in various archives of Spain.<br>Website is in Spanish. <br>
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== '''Hispanic Genealogy Presentations'''<br> ==
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== '''Hispanic Genealogy Presentations'''<br> ==
  
Training presentations from the Family History Library, including those from the 2007 Hispanic Genealogy Conference, are now available to view for free on the Internet either at the Library link or at Roots Television.&nbsp; To see a presentation from the list below, simply select it, and click the link.&nbsp; Roots Television videos are selected and clicked from the top tabs: "Hispanic Research Series at the FHL", or&nbsp;"Hispanic Roots TV".<br>  
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Training presentations from the Family History Library, including those from the 2007 Hispanic Genealogy Conference, are now available to view for free on the Internet either at the Library link or at Roots Television.&nbsp; To see a presentation from the list below, simply select it, and click the link.&nbsp; Roots Television videos are selected and clicked from the top tabs: "Hispanic Research Series at the FHL", or&nbsp;"Hispanic Roots TV".<br>
  
Presentations include:<br>  
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Presentations include:<br>
  
1.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/education_research_series_online.asp?ActiveTab=2#spanishSeriesVideos Principios básicos para la investigación genealógica en Hispanoamérica (México)]<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(Basic Principles for genealogical research in Latin America (México)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Three short lessons are presented in Spanish:&nbsp;&nbsp;1) Elementos fundamentales para la historia familiar;&nbsp;&nbsp;2) Registros Parroquiales; and&nbsp;&nbsp;3) Registro Civil.<br>  
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1.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/education_research_series_online.asp?ActiveTab=2#spanishSeriesVideos Principios básicos para la investigación genealógica en Hispanoamérica (México)]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(Basic Principles for genealogical research in Latin America (México)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Three short lessons are presented in Spanish:&nbsp;&nbsp;1) Elementos fundamentales para la historia familiar;&nbsp;&nbsp;2) Registros Parroquiales; and&nbsp;&nbsp;3) Registro Civil.<br>
  
2.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Hispanic Roots]&nbsp;&nbsp;Dr. George R. Ryskamp, AG, is interviewed by Sharon de Bartolo Carmack.&nbsp;&nbsp;The interview is presented in four parts.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in English.<br>  
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2.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Hispanic Roots]&nbsp;&nbsp;Dr. George R. Ryskamp, AG, is interviewed by Sharon de Bartolo Carmack.&nbsp;&nbsp;The interview is presented in four parts.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in English.<br>
  
3.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Buscando ancestros Mexicanos en el Internet]&nbsp;&nbsp;Topic includes how to research Mexican ancestors using web sites and resources on the Internet.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presenter:&nbsp;&nbsp;Lynn Turner, AG.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in Spanish.<br>  
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3.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Buscando ancestros Mexicanos en el Internet]&nbsp;&nbsp;Topic includes how to research Mexican ancestors using web sites and resources on the Internet.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presenter:&nbsp;&nbsp;Lynn Turner, AG.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in Spanish.<br>
  
4.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Mexico: Genealogical Research]&nbsp;&nbsp;Presenters are: Dr. George Ryskamp, AG, author of “Finding Your Mexican Ancestors,” and wife Peggy Ryskamp, CG.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presentations in Spanish.<br>  
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4.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Mexico: Genealogical Research]&nbsp;&nbsp;Presenters are: Dr. George Ryskamp, AG, author of “Finding Your Mexican Ancestors,” and wife Peggy Ryskamp, CG.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presentations in Spanish.<br>
  
5.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Spanish Parish Records (Spanish Paleography)]&nbsp;&nbsp;Presentation discusses how to read and understand Spanish records, including common phrases, basic rules to follow, common abbreviations, and helpful resources.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presenter: Lynn Turner, AG.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in English.<br>  
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5.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Spanish Parish Records (Spanish Paleography)]&nbsp;&nbsp;Presentation discusses how to read and understand Spanish records, including common phrases, basic rules to follow, common abbreviations, and helpful resources.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presenter: Lynn Turner, AG.&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in English.<br>
  
6.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Spanish Municipal Archives]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Presentation discusses Hispanic research in Municipal archives. Presenter: Dr. George R. Ryskamp, AG, author of “Finding Your Mexican Ancestors.”&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in English.<br>  
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6.&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_hispanic3.php?bctid=281859724&bclid=1417300886 Spanish Municipal Archives]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Presentation discusses Hispanic research in Municipal archives. Presenter: Dr. George R. Ryskamp, AG, author of “Finding Your Mexican Ancestors.”&nbsp;&nbsp;Presented in English.<br>
  
 
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== '''Help Near You'''<br> ==
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== '''Help Near You'''<br> ==
  
Find a Family History Center near your home.&nbsp; Local staff can offer you free personal help and access to many other services.&nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Find a center.]<br>  
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Find a Family History Center near your home.&nbsp; Local staff can offer you free personal help and access to many other services.&nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Find a center.]<br>
  
 
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== '''Genealogy Software'''<br> ==
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== '''Genealogy Software'''<br> ==
  
PAF is free genealogy software that allows you to quickly and easily collect, organize, and share your family history information.<br>  
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PAF is free genealogy software that allows you to quickly and easily collect, organize, and share your family history information.<br>
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp PAF v4.0 (Español)]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp PAF v4.0 (Español)]  
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== '''Helpful Guides'''<br> ==
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== '''Helpful Guides'''<br> ==
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/32916_How_Do_I_Start.pdf How Do I Start?]<br>Simple steps to begin your family history.<br>
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/32916_How_Do_I_Start.pdf How Do I Start?]<br>Simple steps to begin your family history.<br>
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*[http://script.byu.edu/ How do I read old Spanish writing?]<br>Expert guidance in deciphering Hispanic manuscripts and other old documents printed in old typefaces or written in old handwriting styles.<br>
 
*[http://script.byu.edu/ How do I read old Spanish writing?]<br>Expert guidance in deciphering Hispanic manuscripts and other old documents printed in old typefaces or written in old handwriting styles.<br>
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page FamilySearch Research Wiki]<br>Provides up-to-date information on how to research sources for information about your ancestors shared by research experts and interested genealogists. <br><span style="display: none;" id="1257391747146S">&nbsp;</span>
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page FamilySearch Research Wiki]<br>Provides up-to-date information on how to research sources for information about your ancestors shared by research experts and interested genealogists. <br><span id="1257391747146S" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>
  
 
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== '''FamilySearch Forums'''<br> ==
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== '''FamilySearch Forums'''<br> ==
  
 
[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ FamilySearch Forums] now provides worldwide forums where you can search for answers, and ask questions about, your family history research, including forums in Latin America, Europe, North America and all countries of the world.&nbsp; You may also provide answers to others seeking information you may know.&nbsp; See forums in both [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ English] and [http://forums.familysearch.org/es/ Español.]  
 
[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ FamilySearch Forums] now provides worldwide forums where you can search for answers, and ask questions about, your family history research, including forums in Latin America, Europe, North America and all countries of the world.&nbsp; You may also provide answers to others seeking information you may know.&nbsp; See forums in both [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ English] and [http://forums.familysearch.org/es/ Español.]  
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== '''Research Aids <span style="display: none;" id="1257391747019E">&nbsp;</span>'''<br> ==
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== '''Research Aids <span id="1257391747019E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>'''<br> ==
 
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Research Wiki articles:
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/36384_Argentinaro03.pdf Argentina Research Outline]  
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*[[Argentina]]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/36394_ChileRO.pdf Chile Research Outline]  
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*[[Chile]]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Latin_America.ASP Latin America Research Outline]  
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*[[Latin America]]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/36342_Mexico.pdf Mexico Research Outline]  
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*[[Mexico]]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/36581_FindRecAncestorMex36581_color.pdf '''Mexico: Finding Records of Your Ancestors, 1849-Present''']  
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*[[Mexico Finding Records of Your Ancestors, 1849-Present]]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/36391_PeruRO2003.pdf Peru Research Outline]&nbsp;<br>
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*[[Peru]]<br>
  
 
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== '''Forms '''<br> ==
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== '''Forms '''<br> ==
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/31826_PedChart.pdf Family Pedigree Worksheet] (Family Tree)  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/31826_PedChart.pdf Family Pedigree Worksheet] (Family Tree)  

Revision as of 22:31, 23 September 2010

 Portal:  Hispanic Family History Resources (English)


     See this Portal in Spanish, click:  Recursos de genealogía hispana


Records and Databases

Family Search 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 they may be ordered and viewed at a Family History Center near you.

   Or if you like, you can go directly to the following regions by clicking on the region: 
        Caribbean, Central and South America 
        México 
        Spain

  • 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.

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


Related Websites

Several websites are particularly useful for Hispanic genealogy research:


Hispanic Genealogy Presentations

Training presentations from the Family History Library, including those from the 2007 Hispanic Genealogy Conference, are now available to view for free on the Internet either at the Library link or at Roots Television.  To see a presentation from the list below, simply select it, and click the link.  Roots Television videos are selected and clicked from the top tabs: "Hispanic Research Series at the FHL", or "Hispanic Roots TV".

Presentations include:

1.  Principios básicos para la investigación genealógica en Hispanoamérica (México)
    (Basic Principles for genealogical research in Latin America (México)
    Three short lessons are presented in Spanish:  1) Elementos fundamentales para la historia familiar;  2) Registros Parroquiales; and  3) Registro Civil.

2.  Hispanic Roots  Dr. George R. Ryskamp, AG, is interviewed by Sharon de Bartolo Carmack.  The interview is presented in four parts.  Presented in English.

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

4.  Mexico: Genealogical Research  Presenters are: Dr. George Ryskamp, AG, author of “Finding Your Mexican Ancestors,” and wife Peggy Ryskamp, CG.  Presentations in Spanish.

5.  Spanish Parish Records (Spanish Paleography)  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.

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


Help Near You

Find a Family History Center near your home.  Local staff can offer you free personal help and access to many other services.  Find a center.


Genealogy Software

PAF is free genealogy software that allows you to quickly and easily collect, organize, and share your family history information.


Helpful Guides

  • How do I read old Spanish writing?
    Expert guidance in deciphering Hispanic manuscripts and other old documents printed in old typefaces or written in old handwriting styles.
  • FamilySearch Research Wiki
    Provides up-to-date information on how to research sources for information about your ancestors shared by research experts and interested genealogists.

FamilySearch Forums

FamilySearch Forums now provides worldwide forums where you can search for answers, and ask questions about, your family history research, including forums in Latin America, Europe, North America and all countries of the world.  You may also provide answers to others seeking information you may know.  See forums in both English and Español.


Research Aids

Research Wiki articles:


Forms


FamilySearch Indexing – Hispanic Projects

FamilySearch Indexing is a volunteer-based effort to index billions of records from around the world. You can help make indexes freely available online for yourself and others.  There are a number of Spanish language projects available.  Find out more ....


LDS Church Service Resources

Priesthood Leadership and Family History Consultants registration  Select English or Español.
For all priesthood leaders who oversee family history work, and for all Family History Consultants.

Administrative Guide for Family History (English) (Español)
For all priesthood leaders who oversee family history work, and for all Family History Consultants.

new FamilySearch.org (English) (Español)
For those who qualify for registration or already have a login for new FamilySearch.