Part of American History
Vicki’s note – Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15. Click here to read the entire article by Diane Haddad at Family Tree Magazine.
Genealogy Tips for Hispanic Heritage Month
President Lyndon Johnson approved Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. Twenty years later, President Ronald Reagan expanded the observation to cover a 30-day period ending Oct. 15.
The month celebrates the long and important presence of people of Hispanic descent in North America. The Spanish fortress of St. Augustine, Fla., founded in 1565, is the first continuously inhabited European settlement in North America. The Spanish explored the US Southwest in the 16th century and founded Santa Fe, NM, in 1610.
The website Our American History/La Historia de Nuestra América relates the part the Spanish and Hispanic Americans played in the American Revolution
You can research Hispanic roots with help from our Hispanic Heritage Toolkit, which has articles including
- Spanish genealogy glossary
- Mexican research resources
- tips for finding Mexican parish records
- Central and South American Archives