I’m currently looking at the very broad scope of Latine identity in what is now known as the United States, but also the correlation of that identity to the roots of Turtle Island and Occupied South America, namely Chile. I’m also probing into Chilean-American identity and the various iterations of it, including indigenous reclamation as well as Afro-Chileno/Afro-Indigenous populations in Chile.
In doing this, I’m also trying to genealogically trace my family history which is far more difficult and complex than originally expected as Ancestry.com has little to no information on PanLatine and PanAfrican ancestry. This has lead me to find alternative resources, but it is quite difficult to nail certain things down. Many of the sites where Chilenos can do deep ancestry searches are in person, in Chile.
I am also teaching myself Mapudungun and in the process of reaching out to professors, writers and scholars who speak on all of these topics.
If anyone knows of credible ancestry sites besides FamilySearch, I would greatly appreciate it!