Where to begin searching for genealogical information on Hispanic ancestors

If you aren't sure where to begin your research, check out the messages that people post to the GEN-HISPANIC-L mailing list at lists.rootsweb.com/ index/intl/ESP/GEN-HISPANIC.html.

If your genealogical interests lie in a specific country or ethnic subgroup, you may want to join one of the following mailing lists:

1 Basque-L: This list discusses Basque culture and periodically includes genealogical postings. To subscribe to the mailing list, type SUBSCRIBE BASQUE-L your first name your last name in the body of an e-mail message and send it to [email protected].

1 Columbia: COLEXT is a general mailing list on Columbia. To subscribe to the mailing list, type SUBSCRIBE COLEXT your first name your last name in the body of an e-mail message and send it to [email protected] cuvmb.columbia.edu.

1 Costa Rica: This mailing list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in Costa Rica. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

il Cuba: This mailing list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in Cuba. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

I Dominican Republic: This mailing list is for people with a genealogical interest in the Dominican Republic. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i Ecuador: This mailing list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in Ecuador. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to

[email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i El Salvador: This mailing list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in El Salvador. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i Guatemala: This mailing list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in Guatemala. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i Honduras: This mailing list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in Honduras. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i Mexico: This mailing list is for anyone with an interest in genealogy in Mexico. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to mexico-[email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i Nicaragua: This mailing list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in Nicaragua. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i Paraguay: This mailing list is for anyone with an interest in genealogy in Paraguay. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a message to

[email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message.

i Spain: This list is devoted to people who have a genealogical interest in Spain. Send a message to [email protected] rootsweb.com with only the word subscribe in the body of the message to subscribe to the list.

i Venezuela: This mailing list is for anyone with an interest in genealogy in Venezuela. Send a message to [email protected] with only the word subscribe in the body of the message to subscribe to the mailing list.

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