Table of contents for Finding your Mexican ancestors : a beginner's guide / George Ryskamp, Peggy Ryskamp.

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Introduction	v
Notes	vii
1. Getting Started: Home, Family, and Internet Searches	1
The Home Search	1
Talk to Family Members	7
Internet Searches	9
What Next?	11
2. Finding and Working with your first mexican records	13
The Family History Library Catalog	13
No Matching Places Found	17
Working with Mexican Records 	18
Reading Spanish Language Documents	21
3. Civil Registration Records	25
Indexes	26
Civil Registration Birth Records	27
The Civil Registration Marriage Process	28
Civil Registration Death Records 	30
4.Parish Records	37
Reading Parish Records	37
Parish Record Format	38
Parish Baptismal Records	41
Parish Confirmation Records	43
Parish Marriage Records	43
Parish Death Records 	46
5. Finding the Place in Mexico	53
Political Divisions of Mexico	53
Catholic Church Divisions	54
Historical Changes	55
Looking for Jurisdictional Information at the FHLC	56
Geographical Dictionaries, Atlases, and Gazetteers	56
Church Guides and Directories	63
Where Do I Go From Here?	63
Notes	63
6. Beyond the Parish: Church and Government Records	67
Archives, the Place to Find Unfilmed Original Records	68
Record Types Within Mexican Archives 	73
Notes	81
7. Beyond the Parish: Notarial Records	83
Organization, Indexing, and Formatting of Protocolos	85
Where Can I Find Notarial Documents?	91
Notes	92
8. Searching for Your Mexican Surnames	95
Searching for Individuals	95
Searching for Family Histories and Biographies Online	96
Searching for Histories or Descriptions of Your Surname and Its Origin	99
9. Searching for Your Ancestors in United States Records	103
Border Crossing Records	103
United States Federal Censuses	109
Social Security Records	114
Naturalization Records	114
World War I Military Draft Registration	115
Alien Registrations of 1940	115
Military Service Records	115
Railroad Pension Records	117
Catholic Church Parish Records in the United States	117
United States Vital Registration Records	118
Other United States Record Sources	118
Notes	118
10. Research in Mexican Colonial Records	121
Mexican Colonial Records and Jurisdictions	122
Catholic Church Records	122
Using Government Records	127
Civil Legal Documents	130
Military Records	132
Race in Colonial Times	132
Locating Other Colonial Records of Genealogical Value	135
Notes	138
Appendix A: Glossary	141
Appendix B: Timeline of Mexican History	161
Appendix C: Research Forms	167
Appendix D: Archives of the States of Mexico	177
Appendix E: Researching in the Archivo General de la Nacion from the
 United States	183
Appendix F: Internet Sites for Mexican Genealogy	191
Bibliography	195

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Mexico -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Mexican Americans -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.