Mission Records / Tracing Ancestors

Are there records in spain or at the Vatican that record mission happenings in the 1700’s?

The primary source for original mission records for the California Missions are at the Mission Archives Library in Santa Barbara, where many of the original documents were centralized. I would start there.

Here are some addition sources used by mission scholars:

Is there a cemetery plot map for the San Antonio de Padua mission?

You are fortunately to have known your Grandmother and to remember so much about her background. I don’t know whether you have attempted a genealogical search but that would be the normal starting point. Here are a few Internet links:

• The California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland has tremendous resources. Their telephone is 510-663-1358. You should probably check out their Internet site first at http://www.calgensoc.org/

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