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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.

DRSW Master Index »
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.


Xenealoxia »

Investigando historia familiar. This website is entirely in Spanish and includes a wealth of information on surnames, books, maps, etc. Site provided by



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.