Hispanic Surnames and Family History
by Lyman D. Platt
This is a groundbreaking work on Hispanic surnames--the first comprehensive analytical work on Hispanic surnames and the most extensive bibliography of Hispanic family histories ever published. It is not a study of surnames or family history in Spain; instead, it is an exhaustive review of the development of Spanish surnames in Latin America and the Hispanic areas of the U.S, where there are obvious links between Latin America and Spanish families.
There is a bibliography of Hispanic family history in the U.S. and Latin America, certainly the most extensive list of its kind ever compiled, and the very heart of the book. This section alone is worth the price of the book. This bibliography, 25 years in preparation, consists of every Hispanic family history Platt was able to locate in newspapers, magazines, historical compilations, and monographs. There is nothing else like this reference it in existence, and for the genealogist interested in Hispanic ancestry, this is the first place to begin.
349 pp., paperback, 1996, ISBN 0-8063-1480-X