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Hispanic Genealogical Research

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

Subject Guide

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.

Genealogical Societies

Links to the Library

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. And then come visit us in Texana/Genealogy. We'll get you climbing onto the limbs of your tree. 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

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.

Additional Resources

Contact these resources for information on Hispanic Genealogical Research.