From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up. In addition to acting as a young person's introduction to genealogy, this text also serves as a good general source for the study of Mexican-American history. In fact, the first third of the book is devoted to developing readers' pride in their heritage. (The authors assume that all readers will be Mexican Americans.) One strength is the authors' discussion of the genealogy of nontraditional and adoptive families. The lengthy lists for further reading that appear at the end of each chapter are also beneficial; however, nearly all of the titles are adult publications. Lila Perl's The Great Ancestor Hunt (Clarion, 1990) is a better overall introduction to the subject, but it does not specifically address Mexican-American genealogy.?Denise E. Agosto, Midland County Public Library, TX
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About the Author
George R. Ryskamp has researched Hispanic family history for 25 years. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, he is also the author of Tracing Your Hispanic Heritage and Finding Your Hispanic Roots. He has traveled numerous times to Spain and Mexico to conduct research. He teaches courses on family history at Brigham Young University.
Peggy Ryskamp has been researching Hispanic family history with her husband for the past fifteen years. They live in Orem, Utah, where they have four children.