Mexican Ancestry Websites, Books and Organizations

Mexican Ancestry Websites, Books and Organizations

Discover your ancestry in Mexico with our handy list of essential websites, books and organizations for Mexican genealogy research.

Web Sites


  • Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico edited by Michael S. Werner (Routledge)
  • Desert Dreams: Mexican American Education in Arizona, 1870-1930 by Laura K. Muñoz (Arizona State University)
  • 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)
  • Guía General de los Archivos Estatales y Municipales de México (General Guide to the Archives of the States and Municipalities of Mexico) (Archivo General de la Nación)
  • Hispanic Surnames and Family History by Lyman D. Platt (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
  • Los Municipios de México (The Municipios of Mexico) (Centro Nacional de Desarrollo Municipal)
  • Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry by Moises Garza (CreateSpace)
  • 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)


(Archivo General de Indias)
Avenida de la Constitución
41071 Sevilla, Spain
+34 (95) 422-5158

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

Box 27250
Albuquerque, NM 87125
(505) 833-4197

Mexican American Studies and Research Center

César E. Chávez Building
Room 208
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-7551

(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  (Search a surname index here.)

1700 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
(800) 998-4456

University of Texas at Austin LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Sid Richardson Hall 1-108
Austin, TX 78713
(512) 495-4520
Adapted from the May/June 2015 Family Tree Magazine 

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