Essential Immigration Records for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS
Sep 16, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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Border Crossing Records
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Naturalization Records
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Alien Files
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About this webinar

Did your Mexican ancestors immigrate to the United States in the 20th century? This period of history witnessed significant waves of Mexican immigration to the U.S., both permanent and temporary. The types of immigration records introduced or refined during this era, provide a wealth of information.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and tech nerd who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teaches an
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  1. MG
    Monica Guzmn
    2 years ago

    Great presentation! Learned plenty of new info, have replayed (and will continue to replay) parts multiple times.

    I have many ancestors who crossed the border, some even crossed back + at least 2-3 ancestors who were naturalized, but only able to find a 1-2pg doc for each, but not all documents

    About 12 min in is the chart of record collections for Texas .. thank you for that, but I want to know .. Is that list available on FamilySearch or did you create it for your presentation? If the former, would you please provide a link? If the latter, would you mind updating the syllabus with it (w/active links)? Thanks!

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    Clara Draganowski
    2 years ago

    I have found some family that came from Germany through Mexico. This will be a big help in my research. Thanks.

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    Allison Willis
    2 years ago

    I always enjoy the webinars and I learn so much from the Speakers~!!!

  4. BB
    Brian Boneham
    2 years ago

    Brilliant webinar with lots of great information to help research our own Mexican Ancestors.

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    Raquel Ruiz
    2 years ago

    I’ve been researching my family genealogy for decades (began before records digitzed), but was completely unaware of the use of the AR#s. I believe I have a number of border crossing records displaying those numbers. I’m looking forward to this new avenue of information!

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    Sherry L Kline
    2 years ago

    Awesome! Lots of very good information! I ‘tuned’ in today in the hopes of learning how to research earlier New Mexico records, but I will check for more webinars on that subject!

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    Cynthia Ward
    2 years ago

    Really great info. I do not have anyone as far as I Know that crossed the Mexican Border, but I a good number of family that crossed the Canadian Border.

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    Rosemary Leb
    2 years ago

    WOW, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! Definitely one of the best. Excellent explanation of information, wonderful handout, and Ms. Robledo Greene provided a wealth of information.


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