Mexico Genealogy Research Group

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Mexico Genealogy Research Group
Established 1986

The members of the Mexico Genealogy Research Group (MGRG) are genealogists who are researching their ancestors in Mexico. If you are interested in this type of research as well, and live in the Denver, CO, area, please visit us any time!

The MGRG is a study group of the:
Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy

Benefits[edit | edit source]

Benefits of being a member of the MGRG are:

  • Learn with and from experienced researchers
  • Have use of research computers with internet access
  • Have access to microfilm readers and a large collection of FHL microfilms of Mexico records
  • Monthly MGRG meetings
  • Monthly CSHG meetings
  • Paid membership with CSHG includes a subscription to the Quarterly CSHG journals
  • Speakers, workshops, and classes
  • Annual conferences
  • Annual research trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT

You will learn:

  • How to use US records and identify your immigrant ancestors from Mexico
  • How to use records from Mexico to trace your ancestors in Mexico
  • How to use internet resources
  • How to use Church resources
  • How to use local research facilities

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Society Meetings[edit | edit source]

The MGRG meets:
Date: 1st Saturday of every month
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Place: Columbine Colorado Family History Center
Address: 6705 S. Webster St., Littleton, CO 80128
(SW corner of Webster and Coalmine)

2019 Programs:

2 Mar - TBA

2 Feb - Pt. 1) Review of some DNA concepts

Pt. 2) Research opportunity

5 Jan - How to use the "Memories" Functionality on

2016 Programs:

3 Dec - TBA

5 Nov - TBA

1 Oct - TBA

3 Sep - TBA

6 Aug - TBA

2 Jul - Understanding Your AncestryDNA Test Results

4 Jun - Member Presentation of Research

7 May - Beyond Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

2 Apr - no program - research opportunity!

5 Mar - The Last Journey: A Short Story by Maximiliana Lopez

6 Feb - DNA Research for Genealogists

9 Jan - How to Browse Online Digital Images

2015 Programs:

5 Dec - no program - research opportunity!

7 Nov - Group Discussion: Finding Hard to Find Sources

3 Oct - Supercharge Your Mexican Ancestor Research!

5 Sep - no program - research opportunity!

1 Aug - Can You Trust Your GPS? - Introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard

4 Jul - no meeting - Happy 4th of July!

6 Jun - Case Study: Botello Origins

2 May - Using a Case Study as a Teaching Tool

4 Apr - Researching Mexico... Without Leaving Town!

7 Mar - Report on 2015 RootsTech Conference

7 Feb - Storing and Sharing Photographs

3 Jan - no program - research opportunity!

2014 Programs:

6 Dec - no program - research opportunity!

1 Nov - Archives, Libraries, & Publications: Types of Records for Mexico & Where to Find Them

4 Oct - no program - share your research

6 Sep - Historical Maps of New Spain: Who Made the Records of Your Ancestors?

2 Aug - Searching for Your Ancestors with Google

5 Jul - A Common Research Problem: One Man or Two Men with the Same Name?

7 Jun - no program - share your research

3 May - How to Break Through (or Go Over or Around) Your Brick Walls

5 Apr - no program - share your research

1 Mar - DNA for Genealogists

1 Feb - no program - share your research

4 Jan - no program - share your research

Salt Lake City Research Trip[edit | edit source]

Each year, if possible, we make a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. Here is the information for this year's trip!

We are making tentative plans for a SLC trip in June 2019.

Research at the Family History Center[edit | edit source]

The Columbine Colorado Family History Center is open to the public for research. Search here for Littleton, Colorado, United States to get days and times that the FHC is open.

Links[edit | edit source]

MGRG Facebook Page