October 7, 2015

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors A Beginner's Guide
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If you are new to Mexican Genealogy or want to learn everything you can about the subject, then the book Finding Your Mexican Ancestors A Beginner’s Guide is a must for you. The book is written by George and Peggy Ryskamp. It is a very thorough book and will provide you with many great ideas of where to search for your ancestors.

I was recently asked at a genealogy meeting about my book “Mexican Genealogy Research Online A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry 2nd Edition” and how it compared to George and Peggy’s book. The person asking wanted to know which one they should buy and this is what I told them.

“If I were you I would buy both, they are very different, in George and Peggy’s book you will find an excellent resource as to what is out there and show you the possibilities of what you can find in regards to your ancestors. On the other hand, my book will help you find most of the resources that they mention online, without you having to leave your home, and provide you examples of how to use them.”

I am sharing this book so that you can know it is out there. It is an excellent resource and it also fills in some gaps that I did not address in my own book. Below you will find more information in regards to this book.

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Finding Your Mexican Ancestors A Beginner's Guide

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Description of the book Finding Your Mexican Ancestors A Beginner’s Guide by Amazon:

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors is essential to any researcher looking to trace their heritage across the Rio Grande. In it, authors George and Peggy Ryskamp show how easy Mexican American research can be providing detailed descriptions of parish records, civil records, and other types of records common in Mexico.

Table of Contents:

Here is the table of contents of this book so that you may know exactly what it contains.


Getting Started: Home, Family, and Internet Searches

Finding and Working With Mexican Records

Civil Registration Records

Parish Records

Finding The Place in Mexico

Beyond the Parish: Church and Government Records

Beyond the Parish: Notarial Records

Searching For Your Mexican Surnames

Searching for Your Ancestors in United States Records

Research in Mexico Colonial Records

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B:

Appendix C:

Appendix D:

Appendix E:

Appendix F:



About the Authors:

George R. Ryskamp

George R. Ryskamp, J.D., AG, teaches Latin American and southern European family history and the use of American legal documents and concepts in family history at Brigham Young University, where he also serves as director of the Center for Family History and Genealogy and the Immigrant Ancestor Project. He is a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association, a Miembro Academico of the Academia Real Matritense de Genealogia y Heraldica.

Peggy H Ryskamp

Peggy H. Ryskamp has done Hispanic family history in the United States and on numerous trips to Spain and Mexico for more than twenty years. Coauthor of A Student’s Guide to Mexican-American Genealogy, a speaker at the local and national conferences, and former co-editor of the Genealogical Journal. she juggles client work and writing.

Get Your Copy of The Book Finding Your Mexican Ancestors A Beginner’s Guide:

At the moment of writing this the only place that I could find it was at Amazon.com and was selling starting at $8.44 used and $15.96 new. If you are interested in buying this book click here BUY NOW to buy from Amazon.

Similar Book:

In case you may also be interested in buying my book here is the link to more information about it.

Mexican Genealogy Research Online A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry 2nd Edition

I hope that you find this book useful and informative as I have. Please let me know in the comment area of what you thought about this book.

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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