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Hispanic Genealogical Research   Tags: ancestors, genealogy, hispanic genealogy, mexican american, roots, texana  

The Hispanic Genealogical Research Guide is designed to get you started on your family history.
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Cadena Files

The Cadena files include research records on cemeteries, census, churches, baptismals, confirmations, marriages, deaths; court records, deeds, probates, testimonies, and wills; family group sheets, Hispanic history, genealogy, land and land grants, military information, photocopies of maps and newsletters, organizational information, pedigrees, personal correspondences, publications, vital records and an inclusive miscellaneous category the attached sheets.



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    Library Use Only Databases

    Check out these database to find information on our dearly departed.

    • Ancestry Library (Library Use Only)
      This collection of more than 4,000 databases and two billion names is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuestâ„¢ Online.
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      The collections feature documents, most never before available before on the Internet, relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, US Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents, and much more.

    Welcome to Hispanic Genealogical Research

    Studying family ancestors allows you to trace your lineage. By starting with yourself and working backwards you can explore how you came to be. Begin by talking with living relatives, the older the better so your can put together a pedigree chart. Go into the attic, closet, garage, look in the old shoe box or trunk and find the certificates, documents, letters, notes and pictures.  Get names and places and dates. Find out who is hanging in your family tree!

    The Texana/Genealogy Department is a Reference Only Collection. The materials are not allowed to leave the department, however, copies of some of the books are available for check out in the circulating collection.

    This guide is designed to introduce you to books, databases, web sites, and information on microfilm related to Hispanic Genealogical Research.   


    Featured Books

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    Census Records for Latin America and the Hispanic United States - Lyman D. Platt
    Call Number: Genealogy 972 Platt
    ISBN: 0806315555
    Publication Date: 1998-01-01

    Los Bexarenos Genealogical Society of San Antonio, Texas
    Call Number: TEXANA 976.435 BEXARENOS bk. 1
    Family group sheets of its members and their families

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    Texas Family Histories and Genealogies - LuVerne V. Hall; Donald O. Virdin
    Call Number: TEXANA 016.92937 HALL
    ISBN: 0788411934
    This work is a list of books about families who have Texas roots. Most of the approximately 2500 books are found in the collections of the Library of Congress, The Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Washington, D.C., or the National Genealogical Society Library in Arlington, Virginia. H1193HB - $29.50

    Web Sites of Interest

    The Following web sites provide detailed information on topics related to Hispanic Genealogical Research.


    NetLibrary ebooks

    With electronic books, your public library is open 24/7! The San Antonio Public Library offers ways to access ebooks through EBSCO for free with your San Antonio Public Library Card.

    • eBooks on EBSCO  
      Offers books related to Hispanic Genealogical Research. Once you log in, search for these terms to find books on your subject.

    Be sure to check other electronic books on the subject.

    Folklore and Literature Studies in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Sephardic, and Hispanic Oral Traditions by Manuel da Costa Fontes

     Hispanics in the Mormon Zion, 1912-1999 by Jorge Iber      book jacket 

     The Librarian's Genealogy Notebook: a guide to resources by Dahrl Elizabeth Moore

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