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In this post, you will find two great books in regards to the descendants of conquistadors and first Spanish settlers of New Spain (La Nueva España, nowadays Mexico).

For the longest time, I have been searching for books that contain the descendants of the first settlers or conquistadors of Mexico …

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In this blog post, I will show you how to Find Records Researching Government and Church Political Jurisdictions of where your ancestors once lived.

Thus, it is very important that you as a genealogist and family historian learn that in order to find records about our ancestors you need to …

The post Find Records Researching Government and Church Political Jurisdictions appeared first on Mexican Genealogy.

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About a year ago there was an announcement of an amazing discovery, it was the discovery of The Manuscripts of Luis de Carvajal . You may be thinking that it is not a big deal but it is.

This small booklet is the oldest known Jewish document in Mexico. It …

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Jewish Inquisition Records for Mexico exist and in this post, I provide you with more information and links to where you can find those records.

I will first tell you what the Inquisition is and then what a heretic is. Finally, I will list links to where you can find

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Mexico’s Civil Registration Records are vital and are key to finding your Mexican Ancestry and with this post, you will learn how to find your Mexican ancestors using Mexico’s Civil Registration Records.

I will also show you techniques and examples that have worked for me in my own quest of …

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I am super glad that you have started or are wondering on how to trace your Mexican roots. The great news is that you don’t have to travel into Mexico in order to be able to trace your family tree.

Thank fully for us our ancestors were all catholic. …

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In the course of doing my own family research there was a phrase that kept coming up time and time again. That phrase was “El Orden de Santiago”. According to Encyclopedia Britanica the Spanish Orden de Santiago is a Christian military-religious order of knights founded about 1160 in Spain for …

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Genealogy goes hand in hand with history and thus today I want to let you know and make you aware of Cindy Medina’s Facebook Group “New Spain & Mexico History”.

If you follow our Mexican Genealogy Facebook Group then you know that historical posts are not allowed unless you tie …

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If you are currently researching your ancestors in Spain then you will love this resource. I am not saying that they are listed within the following six volumes but at least you can try and see if their last names are.

The following six volumes are titled "Nobilarios de los

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Last year during the month of November I had the opportunity to present to the City of Mission’s Historical Museum. Here you can see this presentation online at their YouTube channel.

Unfortunately they just recorded me and not the PowerPoint presentation. My presentation was titled “Genealogical Resources to Help Discover …

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