Time: 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Type: Featured Event, Genealogy, Hispanic Heritage Month
Age Group: adults, teens ages 13-18 years
Hispanic Genealogy with Guest Speaker Mary Torres
Learn about researching your ancestors of Hispanic descent from guest speaker Mary Torres. She serves as President of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society of Harlingen and as a District Representative for the Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS). A member of the Association for Professional Genealogists, Mary has presented at TxSGS, RootsTech, and many libraries, museums and civic organizations. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Beginning Hispanic Genealogy | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Are you ready to start researching your Hispanic ancestors? In this class for beginners you will learn the basic research techniques and resources needed to begin looking for Hispanic ancestors in Northern Mexico and South Texas. The session will cover the use of genealogical websites, libraries, archives, family interviews, censuses, church records, civil records, and other record types.
A Case Study in Mexican American Genealogy | 11:45 – 1 PM
This presentation will illustrate the application of various techniques and resources needed to research Hispanic Ancestors in Northern Mexico and South Texas. In this case study learn the methods and techniques used in tracing the Molina and related families of Revilla, Mexico, and South Texas through several generations back to the 1700s.