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Hispanic Local History and Genealogy in the United States: Selected Titles at The Library of Congress

I. Handbooks

  • Beard, Timothy Field.
    How to find your family roots. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977. xv, 1,007 p.
    LC call number: CS16 .B35 <LH&G>
    LC control number: 77009411
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    A handbook that covers each state of the U.S., all Spanish-speaking countries, and many other countries. Describes general methodology and methodology for specific ethnic groups. For each state or country lists archives and libraries, government sources, genealogical societies, books, and periodicals. Tells where to find vital records and church records.

  • Carr, Peter E.
    Guide to Cuban genealogical research: records and sources. 1st ed. Chicago, Ill.: Adams Press, 1991. viii, 103 p.
    LC call number: CS222 .C36 1991 <LH&G>
    LC control number: 91090691
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  • De Platt, Lyman.
    Genealogical historical guide to Latin America. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978. xvi, 273 p.
    LC call number: CS95 .D45 <LH&G> ; CS95 .D45 <HispRef>
    LC control number: 78075146
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  • De Platt, Lyman.
    Una guía genealógico-histórica de Latinoamérica = Genealogical historical guide to Latin America. Ramona, Calif.: Acoma Books, 1978. vi, 297 p.
    LC call number: CS95 .D46
    LC control number: 78112024
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  • Ethnic genealogy: a research guide. Jessie Carney Smith, editor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983. xxxix, 440 p. Ill.
    LC call number: CS49 .E83 1983
    LC control number: 82012145
    Catalog Record
    A 37-page section is devoted to methodology of Hispanic-American genealogy. Includes an extensive, 8-page bibliography that should be reviewed by the researcher interested in the Hispanic southwestern United States.

  • Flores, Norma P.
    A beginner's guide to Hispanic genealogy = Introducción a la investigación genealógica Latino Americana. San Mateo, Calif.: Western Book/Journal Press, 1993. x, 58 p. Ill., maps.
    LC call number: E184 .S75 F57 1993
    LC control number: 93085298
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    Text in English and Spanish. Describes methodology for research, a guide to the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, sample pedigree chart, libraries in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Mexico. Lists offices of civil registries in Mexico from which vital records may be obtained and includes a sample letter in Spanish for requesting them. Lists libraries and archives in Spain. Chapter 5 provides a unique list of 23 racial categories used in documents and the official definition of each. The largest portion of the book gives words, phrases, and abbreviations found in Hispanic records, with their English equivalents. Lists provinces, states, and provincial capitals of Spain and Mexico.

  • Hispanic American genealogical sourcebook. Paula K. Byers, editor. New York: Gale Research, 1995. xix, 224 p.
    LC call number: E184 .S75 H563 1995
    LC control number: 94037509
    Catalog Record

  • Major genealogical record sources in Guatemala. Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A: Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1970. [16] p. Col. map.
    LC call number: CS153 .M34 1970 <LH&G>
    LC control number: 82239455
    Catalog Record

  • Herrera Saucedo, George E.
    An introduction to Hispanic genealogical research: a manual. Los Angeles, Ca. (P.O. Box 173, Los Angeles 90053): G.E. Herrera, 1995. 68 p. Ill., map.
    LC call number: E184 .S75 H49 1995
    LC control number: 95168483
    Catalog Record
    Written primarily for Mexican and Spanish research, but also gives information useful for research on any Catholic country. Gives a sample pedigree chart, explanation of Spanish surnames, kinds of records to look for, and seven examples of records in different styles of handwriting with translations. Helpful organizations are listed on pp. 62-63, and the rest of the book provides detailed instructions on using the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Ryskamp, George R.
    Tracing your Hispanic heritage. Riverside, Calif.: Hispanic Family History Research, 1984. xx, 954 p. Ill.
    LC call number: E184 .S75 R97 1984 <LH&G>; E184 .S75 R97 1984 <HispRef>
    LC control number: 84080929
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  • Ryskamp, George R.
    A student's guide to Mexican American genealogy. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1996. vii, 168 p. Ill. (some col.), col. maps.
    LC call number: E184 .M5 R97 1996
    LC control number: 96019127
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  • Schaefer, Christina K.
    Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas: a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1998. xiv, 814 p. Ill., maps.
    LC call number: CS49 .S32 1998
    LC control number: 98072263
    Catalog Record

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