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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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.
Web Sites of Interest
The Following web sites provide detailed information on topics related to Hispanic Genealogical Research.
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.
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
The Librarian's Genealogy Notebook: a guide to resources by Dahrl Elizabeth Moore
Contact these resources for information on Hispanic Genealogical Research.