I am Presenting on “Researching Hispanic Ancestry” at the 2019 Virtual Genealogical Association Conference on November 3rd

I am presenting on "Researching Hispanic Ancestry" at the online VGA Conference on November 3rd at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

Do you have 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?

I am presenting a lecture on Researching Hispanic Ancestry as part of the Virtual Genealogical Association’s (VGA) conference.

The VGA Conference

VGA is hosting its inaugural conference online from Friday, November 1, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019. The conference is 100% online, which means that you can watch it from anywhere in the world, and there are no expensive travel costs. Lecture recordings and handouts will be available for 6 months following the live conference, which means you can watch and re-watch at your convenience if you cannot make any part of the live broadcast.

The three day conference is packed with sessions focusing on particular geographic locations, but also on methodologies, collections, strategies, and tools that are relevant to all genealogists. Conference registration for all 3 days is just $59 for VGA Members, or $79 for non-members. Registration is open through October 18th, so register today!

VGA deserves a major shout-out because they will add closed captioning to all of the recorded video sessions, making those accessible versions available within 7 days of the live broadcast. Doing this requires a paid third party service that does the captioning for VGA (the route they are taking, using Rev.com) or days of volunteer time adding the captioning themselves. So VGA is absorbing this cost while still making conference registration very affordable to attendees. That is a tremendous effort to provide a more inclusive genealogy education program to the genealogy community.

My Hispanic Ancestry Lecture

  • Title: Researching Hispanic Genealogy
  • Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern

This introductory overview lecture explains Hispanic genealogy concepts, immigration to and migration within the U.S., researching your ancestors lives in the U.S. and in the homeland, and key reference tools for better understanding the records.

I look forward to seeing you online on Sunday, November 3rd!

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