Does your family have Mexican ancestry? Are you a librarian or society volunteer who helps people of Mexican descent research their family history?
Join me this Saturday, May 7th for two FREE webinars. These are offered by my own county genealogical society, the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS)!
Both sessions focus on Mexican and Mexican-American genealogy. The first session introduces key record collections for researching Mexican family history, many of which can be found online. The second session dives into immigration and border-related issues specific to those of us with Mexican ancestry. The latter are situations taught only by me in the genealogy education community.
Webinar Sessions & Schedule
The webinar series is scheduled for this Saturday, May 7, 2022 and will be held on Zoom. Attendance is FREE, but pre-registration is required. Register today on the OCCGS website. Both sessions will be recorded, and the video recordings will be available to OCCGS members only for 30 days.
(10:10 am) Key Online Record Collections for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
This lecture provides an overview of the key record collections available online to research your Mexican and Mexican-American ancestors. We will dig into a case study to demonstrate how to weave these records together to build out a robust life story. Learn how even non-Spanish speakers can be successful at this research.
(11:15 am) Your 19th & 20th Century Mexican Ancestors in the U.S.
Historical records and social history paint a rich picture of the lives of our Mexican ancestors who were in the U.S. after the mid-19th century. A new border, new laws, a violent revolution, two world wars, and changing economic and political conditions significantly impacted your Mexican ancestors who came to or were born in the United States. Sharing a border, and sharing a long common history in certain regions of the U.S. has presented situations unique to those of Mexican descent compared to other immigrant and ethnic groups.
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