Are you just starting to research your Hispanic ancestors? Do you want to learn about record collections or strategies to build your Hispanic family tree out further? Are you a genealogist or librarian who assists Hispanic researchers? Is your society trying to figure out how to do outreach to your local Hispanic communities?
This overview lecture will explain general concepts that pertain to Hispanic genealogy; discuss Hispanic immigration to and migration within the U.S., demonstrate key collections for researching you ancestors in the U.S. and in the homeland; and recommend key must-have reference tools for anyone doing Hispanic research.
- Gain an understanding of the historical concepts, traditions, and major record collections common among Spanish-speaking countries, which are relevant to genealogical research.
- Gain and understanding of Hispanic immigration patterns to and migration patterns within the present-day United States.
- Become familiar with key websites, record collections, and tools for tracing your Hispanic family history.
- Learn how even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.
- Format: Instructional lecture.
- Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A.
- Audience: Genealogists and family historians.
- Experience: Beginner and intermediate.