Mexican Research Toolkit
9/28/2009
Finding your Mexican ancestors will be a snap with our handy list of essential Web sites, books and organizations.
Web Sites
Books
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico edited by Michael S. Werner (Routledge)
  • Directorio Eclesiástico de Toda la República Mexicana (Ecclesiastical Directory to the Republic of Mexico), 2 volumes (Arquidiócesis de México)
  • Finding Your Mexican Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide by George R. Ryskamp (Ancestry)
  • A Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain by Peter Gerhard (Cambridge University Press)
  • Hispanic Surnames and Family History by Lyman D. Platt (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
  • Spanish and Mexican Censuses of New Mexico, 1750-1830 (New Mexico Genealogical Society Press)
  • Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in New Mexico and Colorado by John R. and Christine Van Ness (Malcolm Ebright)
Organizations
General Archive of the Indies (Archivo General de Indias)
Avenida de la Constitución, 41071 Sevilla, Spain, +34 (95) 422-5158

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
4000 St. Joseph Place NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, (505) 833-4197

Mexican American Studies and Research Center
César E. Chávez Building, Room 208, Tucson, AZ 85721, (520) 621-7551

National Archives of Mexico (Archivo General de la Nación)
Eduardo Molina y Albañiles, Col. Penitenciaría Ampliación, Delegación Venustiano Carranza, C.P. 15350 México, DF

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507, (505) 476-7948

Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records Division
1700 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, (800) 998-4456

University of Texas at Austin Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
Sid Richardson Hall 1-108, Austin, TX 78713, (512) 495-4520