Sunday, May 31, 2009

Church Record Sunday: Mennonites in Mexico

Two English speaking religious groups looked towards Mexico for religious freedom in the early 19th century. Members of these original colonizers continue to live in these communities today. One group that colonized in Mexico was the Mormons the other is the Mennonites who started arriving in the 1920’s.

For more information about the Mennonites in Mexico consult the following links of articles and research materials:

The Mennonites: A Dutch Heritage in Mexico at http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/630-the-mennonites-a-dutch-heritage-in-mexico

Mennonite Colonies in Mexico Accept Change Slowly at http://www.epcc.edu/nwlibrary/borderlands/19_mennonites.htm

Mennonites from Mexico Oral History Project, http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao/oralhistory/Hist.Mss.22.3.htm

Cuauhtemoc Mennonite Settlement (Chihuahua, Mexico) http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/cuauhtemoc_mennonite_settlement_chihuahua_mexico

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Fascinating info for anyone who's looking to find out more about their Mennonite ancestors. I never knew there were so many Mennonite resources out there! Thanks for posting this!

Stephanie at the Irish Genealogical Research blog