Mexico Genealogy Research Group

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Mexico Genealogy Research Group
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Established 1986

     The members of the Mexico Genealogy Research Group are genealogists who are researching their ancestors in Mexico. If you are interested in this type of research as well, and live in the Denver, CO metro area, please visit us any time!

     The MGRG is a study group of the:
Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy

Benefits

Benefits of being a member of the MGRG are:

  • Learn with and from experienced researchers
  • Have use of research computers with internet access
  • Have access to microfilm readers and a large collection of LDS microfilms of Mexico records
  • Monthly MGRG meetings
  • Monthly CSHG meetings
  • Quarterly CSHG journals
  • Speakers, workshops, and classes
  • Annual conferences
  • Annual research trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT


You will learn:

  • How to use US records and identify your immigrant ancestors from Mexico
  • How to use records to trace your ancestors in Mexico
  • How to use internet resources
  • How to use LDS resources
  • How to use local research facilities

Events

Society Meetings

The MGRG meets:
      Date:        1st Saturday of every month
      Time:       1 – 3 pm
      Place:      Columbine Stake Family History Center
      Address:  6705 S. Webster St., Littleton, CO 80128
                      (SW corner of Webster and Coalmine)

2010 Programs:

      4 Dec - No Program: Research day!

2011 Programs:

      1 Jan - No meeting: Happy New Year!

      5 Feb - Endless Possibilities: Using Evernote for Your Genealogical Research

                  Presenter: Cari Taplin

      5 Mar - The Power of the Grid: Tools to Help You Analyze Your Data

                  Presenter: Annette Botello

      2 Apr - No Program: Bring your research to share!

Salt Lake City Research Trip

Each year we make a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Here is the information for this year's trip!


Join the Mexico Genealogy Research Group for a week of genealogy research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah 19 – 26 June 2011


• Spend a week researching in the world’s largest library of its kind!

• Get help with your research from the library staff, and from the experienced researchers that go on the trip!

• Enjoy the company of genealogy friends. Its always more fun to go to SLC together!

Keep up with the MGRG trip plans on our Facebook page

The Family History Library is open Monday – Saturday:
• Mon: 8 am – 5 pm
• Tue – Sat: 8 am – 9 pm

The research day is self-paced: Come in when you want to, take a break when you want to, and leave when you want to! We can make arrangements to meet up with each other as needed.

You are responsible for making your own hotel and travel arrangements. However, here are some suggestions:

Hotels:
Several of us plan to stay at the Carlton Hotel It is historic and friendly, and very affordable! We especially like the cooked-to-order breakfast that comes included in the price of your stay there! It is a several block walk from the library, but they run a shuttle, so you have door-to-door service! Call 800-633-3500 or 801-355-3418 for reservations.

Another hotel that is really popular with genealogists is the Plaza Its advantage is convenience! It is located right next door to the Family History Library, and JB’s Restaurant is within the facility. Call 800-366-3684 or 801-521-0130 for reservations, or reserve a room online.

Travel:
Several of us plan to car-pool from the Denver, CO area. We will leave early on Sunday, 19 June and return in the evening on Sunday, 26 June. If you are interested in car-pooling or caravan-ing with us, let us know.

You can often find reasonably priced airfare to Salt Lake City. If you decide to fly, both the Carlton and the Plaza have airport shuttle service.


Please feel free to join us, whether you are a member of MGRG or not, and whether you are doing Mexico research or not! Its more fun going to SLC together! If you plan to join us, please let us know at MexicoGRG@gmail.com

Research at the Family History Center

The Columbine Stake Family History Center is open to the public for research. Search here for Littleton, Colorado, United States to get days and times that the FHC is open.

Links

MGRG Facebook Page