What can DNA testing tell you about your ethnic origins? How can it be used to piece together your family history?
Genealogy Lectures Offered by Colleen Robledo Greene
The following lectures are available for in-person presentation or as online webinars.
They are displayed in alphabetical order. Click on each lecture title to view the full description, lecture length, and target audience.
Many individuals who research World War I and World War II U.S. military veterans and casualties encounter a significant road block, due to record loss from the 1973 fire at the St. Louis National Archives. So how does one hurdle this obstacle?
This overview discusses key record collections for tracing African American ancestry, challenges and strategies for working with enslaved ancestors, and how DNA testing can help connect to African origins.
This overview lecture explains concepts pertaining to Hispanic genealogy, key record collections, and must-have reference tools for anyone doing Hispanic research.
This overview lecture covers key U.S. records and strategies for identifying when and where your Mexican ancestors immigrated, and for identifying their hometown in Mexico. It also reviews the main record collections for tracing those family lines further back in Mexico.
Cloud computing refers to on-demand applications, data, and services hosted and shared over the internet. This introductory presentation discusses the general concepts behind cloud computing, and why it matters to genealogy.
Cloud computing tools can greatly improve your genealogy productivity. This presentation looks at cloud-based tools that are particularly useful for storing, organizing, sharing, and collaborating on your genealogy research and society operations.
Genealogists with physical, mental, degenerative, and situational impairments struggle to read, hear, and interact with online content, including your genealogy content, unless you have created or updated it to meet accessibility best practices.
Canva is a freemium model cloud-based graphic design app that allows even the most design-challenged genealogist to create attractive professional digital and print products.
Learn more about how individuals, societies, and professionals can get the most out of Facebook. The practical everyday uses cases presented will benefit those who are skeptical of Facebook, those still figuring their way around using it, and those with years of experience.
This session covers the basics to get you up and running with Evernote, but also includes features, tips, and use cases from which experienced Evernote users will benefit as well.
The long history of formalized record keeping in New Spain and Mexico provides a wealth of information for researching Mexican ancestors. Church records date back to the early Spanish Colonial Era, and civil registrations went into effect shortly after Mexican Independence.
Calisphere, the Online Archive of California, and the California Digital Newspaper Collection are often overlooked by genealogists, yet can jump start your California family history research and provide context for your narratives.
This lecture provides an overview of key record collections and strategies for researching the U.S. military service history of your veteran ancestor or relative.
Our ancestors’ lives did not consist of just the facts we typically look for in historical records. Social history helps us develop a more holistic approach to research.
Academic libraries provide access to digital and physical collections that often go unnoticed by genealogists, yet are invaluable for researching U.S. and international family history.
The southwest is rich in records pertaining to the Spanish, Mexican, territorial, and statehood eras. Learn about key finding aid portals to locate specific repositories and collections.
This case study demonstrates how to dissect an obituary to investigate each clue, the types of records and strategies used, and an analysis of the evidence discovered.
Snagit is my go-to tool for capturing screenshots and converting those into compelling visual aids to enhance my family history narratives and genealogy instruction materials.
These two free, but underutilized, online resources are packed with rich extensive digitized record collections that can be accessed online and on your mobile devices. You will walk away from this lecture with two new favorite websites for your research toolkit.