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Mexico | México - Mexican Genealogy & Family History

Research your Mexican ancestry with these genealogy databases, records and resources for the country of Mexico. Includes information on the meanings of many Spanish and Mexican surnames, as well as details on birth, marriage and death records.

Mexico Genealogy 101
Learn how to conduct genealogy research in Mexico with this introductory guide to the major genealogical records and resources of Mexico. Covers birth, marriage, death, census, religious, military and immigration records, as well as other major sources of genealogy information in Mexico.

Spanish Surnames - Meanings & Origins
Explore the meanings and origins of common Spanish surnames, including information on how various categories of surnames developed, and the ways in which Spanish speaking families incorporate both the paternal and maternal surnames.

Researching Your Hispanic Heritage
Ten steps to finding your hispanic ancestors, including the basics of family tree research and country specific organizations, records and resources for Spain, Latin America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean and other Spanish speaking countries.

Spanish Surnames - Meanings & Origins
Uncover the meaning of your Spanish last name with this free guide to Hispanic surname meanings and origins.

Genealogy of Mexico
This site by Gary Felix contains lists of many of the earliest settlers of Mexico along with their history.

FamilySearch - Mexico Research Outline
Learn about records and strategies you can use for Mexican family history research in this genealogy research guide from the LDS church. It describes the genealogical records available in Mexico, along with their contents, uses and availability.

Crossing the Frontera
This free online lesson (video and slides) from FamilySearch, explains the genealogical value of Border Crossing Lessons for anyone who had an ancestor who crossed the U.S. border from Mexico between 1895 and 1957. Learn where to access these records online and how to use them to research your Mexican ancestors.

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