Community Links

These selected resources from books, websites, to online collections will help you with Central American family and history research.

The sites below are 3rd party sites to use as references and they will take you out of the website.

Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen

"A foundation dedicated to the investigation, preservation, and dissemination of the historical and cultural patrimony of El Salvador."

"helps you understand your genealogy. A family tree takes you back generations—the world's largest collection of online family history records."

Teaching Central America

"Our goal is to encourage and support teaching about Central America in K-12 schools so that students can learn about this region, which has many ties to the United States through foreign policy, immigration, commerce, and culture."

Family Pictures USA

"journeys through a rapidly changing landscape where the hallmarks of a familiar and idealized “America” are being transformed. From the streets of Detroit, to the shores
of Southwest Florida, to the farm fields of North Carolina, we are creating a new purpose for the family photo album…as an integral part of our collective social and cultural history."

"FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family story." FREE

Central Americans in LA

"Central Americans have embraced Los Angeles as home and, in doing so, transported their rich heritage and customs to the streets of this multicultural metropolis."


"This reference center with 7,626 posts is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and the history of more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world." And, articles on Afro-Latinxs.

Digital Public Library of America

"Empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge."

El Clamor Public Collections

"Billed as LAs' 'Periodico Independiente y Literario,' it was the first Spanish-language newspaper in California after the American occupation."

EF Académico

Academic articles on El Faro covering a wide range of topics mostly on El Salvador's history, culture, politics, injustice, corruption, memory, and more.

Online Archive

of California

"a vital resource that serves everyone interested in California's rich collections: browse online, search for information about specific items and their location, and learn how to access them."

Archivo digital del Diario Oficial

"Las ediciones del Diario Oficial que pueden consultarse en este sitio web, comprenden los períodos siguientes: Desde el año 1847 la fecha."

Centro Cultural Techantit

"They create spaces where elders can tell stories, teach their ancestral music and dance, and indigenous languages that the youth can learn. The youth are also able to design their own programs incorporating muralism, music and ancestral forms like the marimba," and more.