A comprehensive manual supplying detailed information on Hispanic genealogical research including the records, sources, and references used in all major Hispanic countries. Ryskamp (history, Brigham Young University) details research principles and techniques, methods of tracing Hispanic immigrants in US records, the use of LDS Family History Centers, and explains how to access records such as civil registers, church records, and census and military records. Includes examples of documents illustrating the research concepts.
Finding Your Mexican Ancestors is essential to any researcher looking to trace their heritage across the Rio Grande. In it, authors George and Peggy Ryskamp show how easy Mexican American research can be providing detailed descriptions of parish records, civil records, and other types of records common in Mexico.
Los betabeleros (the beetworkers): foreigners in their own land.
Platt examines the development of Spanish surnames in Latin America and the Hispanic United States and shows their dispersion and commonality throughout the Americas. The bibliography of Hispanic family histories includes information from newspapers, magazines, historical compilations, and monographs listed by main entry and with a subject index. Useful appendixes include a surname index to Arturo Garcia Carraff's Enciclopedia Heraldica y Genealogica, an important work on Spanish surnames in Spain that includes some information on Latin American families. Platt's book is the first comprehensive work on Hispanic surnames and the most extensive bibliography of family histories to date. Her pathbreaking work is essential purchase for homes and libraries with an interest in Hispanic biography, culture, genealogy, and history.
This book is considered to be the starting place for anyone having family history ties to New Mexico, and for those interested in the history of New Mexico. Well before Jamestown and the Pilgrims, New Mexico was settled continuously beginning in 1598 by Spaniards whose descendants still make up a major portion of the population.
A social and cultural history of the men, women, and children who, as sugar beet tenders, gained permanent residency in northern Colorado in the Great Western Sugar Company sponsored colonies.