Seeking your roots south of the border? Our guide to Mexican genealogy will help you celebrate new ancestral discoveries.
Though some Mexicanos are new to the United States, the history of Mexicans in America predates even the Mayflower. Especially in the Southwest, some Mexican-Americans can trace their ancestry back to Spanish colonial days, when Santa Fe was founded in 1610.
As the largest segment of the United States’ fastest-growing ethnic group, Mexican-Americans of recent and ancient lineage are increasingly taking pride in their heritage. When it comes to tracing your Mexican roots, though, you might be intimidated by the language barrier or boundless bureaucracy.