Past Speaking & Teaching Events

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2021 Speaking & Teaching Engagements

January 5, 2021: New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B)

  • An Introduction to Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • Archived recording available to members

January 30, 2021: Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) Seminar

  • The Suspect Centenarian: Using a Common US Source to Build Out an Immigrant Life Story
  • Virtual presentation

February 25, 2021: California State University, Fullerton

  • Between Roots and Routes: Strategies for Researching African Diasporic Family Histories and the Power of Place
  • Webinar

April 14 – 17, 2021: Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Virtual Conference

  • Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research
  • Adobe Spark: Your Family History Design & Storytelling Powerhouse
  • Designing with Canva for Your Family History, Society, or Business
  • Virtual presentations

May 1, 2021: Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, Southern California (GSHA-SC)

  • Improving Your Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)
  • Virtual presentation

May 19 – 20: National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference

  • After the Fire: Reconstructing a U.S. World War I or II Military Service Record
  • Virtual presentation

June 11 – 12, 2021: Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Conference

  • Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Virtual presentation

June 13 – 18, 2021: Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR)

  • Course Co-Coordinator, From Spanish Rule to Republic: Research in the Lone Star State
  • Virtual week-long institute course

June 25, 2021: Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • Key Online Record Collections for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Webinar, archived recording available to members

July 26 – 30, 2021: Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)

  • Instruction Team, Fundamentals of Hispanic Genealogical Research
  • Virtual week-long institute course

August 18, 2021: Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • Using Zotero to Organize and Annotate Your Family History Research
  • Webinar, archived recording available to members

August 27 – 28, 2021: New Mexico Genealogical Society Conference

  • Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Virtual presentation

September 15 – 17, 2021: We Are Cousins Virtual Conference

  • Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestors
  • The Academic Library: An Untapped Resource for Family History Research
  • Virtual presentations

October 1 – 2, 2021: Texas State Genealogical Society Conference

  • The American Southwest: Digitized Collections & Archival Finding Aids
  • Finding Free Digital Content to Enhance Your Family History Storytelling Without Violating Copyright
  • Getting Started Researching Your Mexican & Tejano Ancestors
  • Virtual presentations

October 6, 2021: Cleveland Public Library

  • An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Webinar

October 19, 2021: Cleveland Public Library

  • Getting to Know Mexican Church and Civil Registration Records
  • Webinar

2020 Speaking & Teaching Engagements

January 12 – 17, 2020: Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

  • Instruction Team, Advanced Hispanic Research
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

January 19 – 24, 2020: Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Academy for Professionals (SLIG Academy)

  • Substitute Member, Instruction Team, You’re Invited: Public Speaking from Concept to DeliveryI
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

February 28, 2020: Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • Using Snagit for Genealogy Visual Storytelling and Instruction
  • Webinar, archived recording available to members

March 10, 2020: Virtual Genealogical Association (VGA)

  • Streamlining Your Toolbox: Cloud Applications, Strategies & Workflows
  • Virtual presentation; archived recording available to members

March 23, 2020: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B)

  • An Introduction to Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • Virtual presentation; archived recording available to members

April 18, 2020: North San Diego County Genealogical Society (NSDCG)

  • Who, What, Why, Where, and How: DNA for Family History Research
  • Virtual presentation

June 1 – August 17, 2020: San Jose State University, School of Information

  • Seminar in Archives and Records Management: U.S. Genealogy & Genealogy Librarianship
  • Online course for university credit

June 8, 2020: Temecula Valley Genealogical Society

  • The Academic Library: An Untapped Resource for Family History Research
  • Virtual presentation

June 24, 2020: Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research
  • Webinar, archived recording available to members

June – August 2020: San Jose State University, School of Information

  • Seminar in Archives and Records Management: U.S. Genealogy & Genealogy Librarianship
  • Online course for university credit

August 7, 2020: Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) Virtual Conference

  • Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestor
  • Virtual presentation

August 19, 2020: Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records
  • Webinar, archived recording available to members

September 25, 2020: We Are Cousins Genealogy Conference

  • Improving Your Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)
  • Virtual presentation

September 26, 2020: California Genealogical Society

  • An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Virtual presentation

October 17, 2020: Genealogical Society Hispanic America, Southern California (GSHA-SC)

  • The American Southwest: Digitized Collections & Archival Finding Aids
  • Virtual presentation

November 13 – 14, 2020: Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) Family History Conference

  • Key Online Record Collections for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
    • Presented virtually and live
  • Your 19th & 20th Century Mexican Ancestors in the U.S.
    • Pre-recorded and presented virtually on-demand

November 18, 2020: Fountaindale Public Library District

  • An Introduction to Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • Virtual presentation

2019 Speaking & Teaching Engagements

January 16, 2019: Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton

  • DIY Design” Digital Literacy Workshop
  • Fullerton, California

February 19, 2019: Virtual Genealogical Society (VGA) Hispanic SIG

  • (Discussion) Search and documentation strategies for Hispanic names
  • Virtual meeting

February 21, 2019: Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton

  • Researching African American Family History
  • Fullerton, California

March 4, 2019: Yorba Linda Public Library (YLPL)

  • What DNA Can Tell You About Your Family History
  • Yorba Linda, California

April 1, 2019: Yorba Linda Public Library (YLPL)

  • Who, What, Why, Where, and How: DNA for Family History Research
  • Yorba Linda, California

May 1 – 4, 2019: Genealogical Society (OGS) Annual Conference

  • (Workshop) Strategies for Finding and Analyzing Mexican Church and Civil Registration Records
  • An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestor
  • Creating Accessible Content for Your Readers, Researchers, Clients, and Students
  • Mason, Ohio

May 28, 2019: Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS)

  • An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Webinar, archived recording available to members

May 30 – June 1, 2019: Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Conference

  • Working More In-Depth with Mexican Civil Registration Records
  • Working More In-Depth with Mexican Parish Registrations
  • Burbank, California

June 9, 2019: Pollak Library, California State University Fullerton

  • Mini Seminar: DNA for Family History Research
  • Fullerton, California

June – August 2019: San Jose State University, School of Information

  • Seminar in Archives and Records Management: U.S. Genealogy & Genealogy Librarianship
  • Online course for university credit

August 21 – 24, 2019: Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference

  • (Panel Presentation) A Discussion About Diversity & Inclusion: Society Membership, Education, Outreach, and Collaboration
  • (Panel Discussion) Perspectives on Societies & Inclusivity: A Community Dialogue
  • (Workshop) Genealogy Inclusion: Creating Accessible Digital Content for Your Members, Researchers, and Clients
  • (Lecture) An Overview of Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • Washington, DC

September 15, 2019: Virtual Genealogical Association (VGA)

  • Working with Mexican & Hispanic Church & Civil Registration Records
  • Webinar

November 3, 2019: Virtual Genealogical Association (VGA) Online Conference

  • Researching Hispanic Genealogy
  • Virtual presentation

November 4, 2019: Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton

  • Researching Your U.S. Military Veteran Ancestor
  • Fullerton, California

November 18, 2019: Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton

  • After the Fire: Reconstructing a World War I or II Military Service Record
  • Fullerton, California

November 20, 2019: Genealogical Society of North Orange County (GSNOCC)

  • The Academic Library: An Untapped Resource for Family History
  • Yorba Linda, California

2018 Speaking & Teaching Engagements

February 7, 2018: California State University, Fullerton

  • Researching African American Family History
  • Guest lecturer, HIST 386A American Social History 1750-1860
  • Fullerton, California

February 21, 2018: California State University, Fullerton

  • U.S. Federal Census Research Lab
  • Guest lecturer, HIST 386A American Social History 1750-1860
  • Fullerton, California

March 14 & 21, 2018: DearMyrtle Study Groups

March 17, 2018: Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)

  • The Bigger Picture: Using Social History to Fill in the Gaps of Your Hispanic Ancestors’ Lives
  • Whittier, California

April 4, 2018: California State University, Fullerton

  • Mexican Church Parish & Civil Registration Research Lab
  • Guest lecturer, HIST 386A American Social History 1750-1860
  • Fullerton, California

April 11 – 14, 2018: Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Annual Conference

  • An Overview of Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • Working with Mexican Church and Civil Registration Records
  • Columbus, Ohio

April 21, 2018: St. Joseph County Public Library,

  • Facebook for Genealogy
  • An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
  • South Bend, Indiana

May 2 – 5, 2018: National Genealogical Society Conference

  • Cloud Computing for Genealogy: Applications, Strategies, and Workflows
  • An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 31 – June 2, 2018: Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Conference

  • An Overview of Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • Burbank, California

June – August 2018: San Jose State University, School of Information

  • Seminar in Archives and Records Management: U.S. Genealogy & Genealogy Librarianship
  • Online course for university credit

July 7, 2018: Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS)

  • Facebook for Genealogy
  • Utilizing the Digital Public Library of America and the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research
  • Huntington Beach, California

July 21, 2018: Ventura County Genealogical Society (VCGS)

  • Utilizing the Digital Public Library of America & the Haiti Trust Digital Library for Family History Research
  • An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
  • Camarillo, California

September 23, 2018: Virtual Genealogical Society (VGS)

  • An Introduction to Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • Virtual presentation

November 2 – 4, 2018: Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) Family History Conference

  • An Introduction to Researching Hispanic Ancestry
  • The Suspect Centenarian: Using a Common U.S. Source to Build Out an Immigrant Life Story
  • Getting the Most Out of Evernote for Genealogy Research
  • San Antonio, Texas

2017 Speaking & Teaching Engagements

April 25, 2017: Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton

  • Using DNA to Discover Your Ancestry
  • Fullerton, California

June 9 – 11, 2017: Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Conference

  • Working with Mexican Church and Civil Registration Records
  • Burbank, California

June – August, 2017: San Jose State University, School of Information

  • Seminar in Archives and Records Management: U.S. Genealogy & Genealogy Librarianship
  • Online course for university credit

July 15, 2017: South Orange County California Genealogical Society (SOCCGS)

  • Utilizing the Digital Public Library of America and the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research
  • Mission Viejo, California

August 16, 2017: Genealogical Society of North Orange County California (GSNOCC)

  • Facebook for Genealogy
  • Yorba Linda, California

August 18-20, 2017: Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA) Annual Conference

  • The Suspect Centenarian: Using a Common Source to Connect to Mexican Origins
  • Ontario, California

September 26, 2017: Glendora Genealogical Group

  • Evernote for Genealogy Research
  • Glendora, California

October 14, 2017: San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS)

  • An Overview of Cloud Computing for Genealogy
  • Cloud Computing for Genealogy: Applications, Strategies, and Workflows
  • San Diego, California

November 14, 2017: Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton

  • Researching African American Family History
  • Fullerton, California
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