Research Guide

If you’re doing genealogical research in Zacatecas, Mexico, there are several resources you might want to consult during your research.









Genealogy Societies, Heritage Groups and Research Centers of Interest

  • California

               Bancroft Library

               Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California

               Los Californianos

               Los Pobladores

               Nuestro Ranchos

               Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research  

  • Colorado

               Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy (CSHG)

               Olibama Lopez Tushar Hispanic Legacy Research Center (OLTHLRC)

  • New Mexico

               Hispanic Genealogical Research Center

               New Mexico State Archives and Libraries

               New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

  • New York

               Hispanic Genealogy

               Hispanic Genealogical Society

               Los Bexarenos Genealogical and Historical Society

               Hispanic Genealogical Society of Houston (Facebook Page)

               Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society

  • Utah

               Hispanic Genealogy Research – Community Facebook Page about Family research

  •  Mexico

               American Benevolent Society/Sociedad Americana de Beneficincia, I.A.P. – This site is in both Spanish and English.

                Independent Order of Odd Fellows


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Language Aids


  • National History Museum
  • Bancroft Library – Latin Americana: Mexico and Central America Collection
  • Stanford Library – Latin American & Iberian collections – Stanford’s holdings exceed 350,000 volumes on Latin America.  The historical strength of the collection has been on 19th and 20th century Mexico and Brazil. Since 1982, Stanford and UC Berkeley have had a cooperative collection agreement, which was extended to include the University of Texas at Austin.
  • The Hoover Insitution – The Hoover Institution’s coverage of the region dates back to 1919 and exceeds 36,000 titles. Its vast archival collections include more than 6,000 microfilm reels of periodicals and newspapers, materials on peronismo, the Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions as well as the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. 
  • Mexico Archives & Libraries – Family
  • Museo de Guadalupe –  The collection of the Museum of Guadalupe contains paintings, sculptures, and books of the sixteenth and nineteenth century. 

Address:  East Garden Juárez without number, Centro, CP 98600, Guadalupe, Zacatecas.  Telephone: 01 (492) 923 2089 and 923 2386.

  • Museo Zacatecano – Originally opened in 1998 and later expanded in 2001, Museo Zacatecano containes up to 15 permanent exhibits including abstract art.

Address: Colón s / n esq. Seminar, Centro, Zacatecas,  Zac.
Phone: (492) 924 37 05, 922 91 67
Hours: 10:00 to 16:30 hrs. Wednesday to Monday
Closed on Tuesdays.

  • Museo Toma de Zacatecas – One of the most important events in the history of the City of Zacatecas by the forces commanded by Francisco Villa.

Address: Esplanade hill of La Bufa, Zacatecas, Zac.
Phone and fax: (492) 922 8066
Hours: 10:00 to 16:30 hrs.
Open every day

  • Museo Arqueologico de sitio “Alta Vista” (Chalchuhuites – A collections of object and ornaments  representing the prehispanic culture of the Chalchuhuites.

Address: A 6 km Pte Chalchihuites, Zac,.
229 km NW of the cd. Zacatecas;
55 km from Sombrerete, Zac.
Phone: (492) 922 5085 and 922 0403 (INAH)
Hours: 09:00 to 16:30 hrs.
Open every day

Library of Congress

Hispanic Local History & Genealogy in the United States: Selected Titles at the Library of Congress


Mexico – General





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Research Help

  • ArchiveGrid – (Zacatecas, Mexico search results)  ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.