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Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Hispanic Genealogy

This collection covers a wide range of areas and topics of interest to the family researcher, with a strong concentration of materials on Texas and the south. The collection includes a large census collection and indexes, county records on microfilm for most of South Texas and materials on Hispanic families in Texas and northern Mexico.

Our collection includes: census indexes, census microfilm, internet, family search, obituary indexes, vital records for Texas counties and northern Mexico.

Hispanic Genealogy Links

Enciclopedia Heráldica Hispano-Americana

Index to set of books on over 15,000 Spanish and Spanish-American names with coats of arms. CCPL has the set of 88 volumes issued 1919-1963.

Portal del Archivos Españoles

Search Spanish digital collection of archives, libraries and museums through "Bùsqueda Avanzada" (advanced search). Project of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Catholic Archives of Texas

Dedicated to collection and preserving the records of the Catholic Church in Texas. Select tab "Research."

Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy

See society notices and sale items.

Documentary Relations of the Southwest

Search online guide to Spanish colonial documents as a finding aid to microfilm collections mostly held in major research libraries. DRSW master index provided by Arizona State Museum.

FamilySearch Historical Records

From Search Records page, go down to Browse by Location, select Mexico. View actual images of civil and church records from Mexican states 1500s-on. (Set up free account in FamilySearch.)

 

Genealogy at the Government Land Office

Documents conveying land from the Spanish Crown or Mexican Republic that pre-date the state of Texas.

 

Hispanic American Records

Search National Archive records of Mexican border crossings, U.S. Mexican War, Mexican Bracero program, links on Hispanic-American genealogy, and other resources.

Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York

Check resources and publications of New York society.

Hispanic Genealogical Society--Houston

Houston society links and books.

Library of Congress ~ Hispanic Reading Room

Hispanic collections covering Iberian, Caribbean, Central and South America, with links to online material.

Los Bexareños Genealogical and Historical Society

Hispanic history and ancestral research organization with newsletter and genealogy guide, plus books for sale.

 

Mexican American History Resources at the Briscoe Center for American History

Bibliography of general and specific works.

 

Mexican Border Crossing Records

Explantion and online copies of manifests, applications, and lists of arrivals at multiple border crossings.

 

Sephardic Genealogy Resources

Sephardic Genealogy Home Page for resources related to Spain and its history and Sephardic genealogy.

Somos Primos

Online publication dedicated to Hispanic heritage.

Spanish American War Records

Spanish American War history, war records, cemeteries, troops, and rosters per Access Genealogy.

 

We Are Cousins--South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy

Free membership to newsletter, archived newsletters, resources, forums and more to educate and provide resources to locate ancestors from this area. Blog by Moises Garza.

Church and Civil Records of South Texas & Northern Mexico on Microfilm

 

Church and civil records of Northern Mexico - Reels vary in dates 1500-early 1900s: Coahuila, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
Church and civil records of South Texas - Reels vary in dates from 1731-1957: Beeville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Port Lavaca, San Antonio, Seguin and Victoria.