December 18, 2014

Essays And Research on Indigenous Mexico
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

John P. Schmal has done an extraordinary job on his work Essays And Research on Indigenous Mexico.

I am sharing this resource with you since I know that many of us that have roots in Mexico also have indigenous roots.

I myself, based on my DNA research, am 25%. Unfortunately, I have not been able to trace these ancestors further due to the lack of documents on them.

What we can do is to read more about the empires and or tribes that they might have had come from to learn more about their cultures and this is a great resource to get more information about this.

The following is a list of essays that you can find,


  • The Indigenous Languages of Mexico: A Present-Day Overview
  • Mexico’s 1921 Census: A Unique Perspective
  • Mexico’s 2010 Census: A Unique Perspective
  • Indigenous Mexico Statistics: The 2005 Conteo
  • Extranjeros in Mexico (1895-2000)
  • Mexico and Its Religions


  • Indigenous Roots in Mexico
  • Tracing Your Indigenous Roots in Sonora
  • Indigenous Coahuila de Zaragoza


  • Mexican Americans Finding Their Roots
  • The History of Zacatecas
  • The Indigenous People of Zacatecas
  • The Mexicanization of the Zacatecas Indians
  • Genealogical Research in Zacatecas
  • Indigenous Roots: Zacatecas, Guanajuato and Jalisco (the Chichimeca Story)
  • The Caxanes of Nochistlán: Defenders of their Homeland


  • Mexico: The Best Records in the World
  • Los Tapatiós de California: Returning to Their Jalisco Roots
  • The History of Jalisco
  • Indigenous Jalisco: Living in a New Era



  • The Mexica: From Obscurity to Dominance
  • The History of the Tlaxcalans
  • The Defeat of the Aztecs
  • Indigenous Guerrero: A Remnant of the Aztec Empire


  • Campeche: On the Edge of the Mayan World
  • Oaxaca: A Land of Diversity
  • Indigenous Yucatán
  • The Mixtecs and Zapotecs: Two Enduring Cultures of Oaxaca
  • Chiapas – Forever Indigenous


  • Indigenous Baja: Living on the Edge of Existence
  • The Yaqui Indians: Four centuries of resistance
  • NW Mexico: Four centuries of resistance
  • An Entire Frontier in Flames
  • Indigenous Nayarit Resistance in the Sierra Madre


  • The Indigenous Veracruz
  • Indigenous Tamulipas


  • Bobadilla
  • Ledesma
  • Lozano
  • Orozco

If any of the above interest you, you can check them out here:

Once you are there make sure to click left on the small brown ball next to the name to be able to read the information. Let me know in the comments section what you think about these essays.

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Moises Garza

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