Critical Family History Book Review: The Hummingbird’s Daughter

How would you approach writing a novel — or even a short story — about someone in your family tree? This is a challenge I have wrestled with, and I found it incredibly difficult. On the one hand, I feared straying too far from the facts I was able to find about my ancestors and […]

Roots of Cultural Ways of Knowing and Being

“Mr. Córdova, Mr. Córdova, why didn’t you become an artist instead of a teacher?” Third grade student Campbell asked the very question I had been thinking for quite some time as he and his classmates sat in a circle on the classroom carpet while we worked on a year-long painting project with local plein air […]

Locating Mexican Family Roots from Outside Mexico

Although I am not of Mexican descent personally, many people I work with are, and ask about locating Mexican family roots from outside Mexico. So, this page will help people in the U.S. who have Mexican ancestry get started. Obviously, if you can travel to Mexico, many more sources would be available to you than […]