Teaching Mexican Genealogy at the 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

Jamboree 2016 poster

I am excited to announce that I am presenting at the upcoming Southern California Genealogy Jamboree conference held Jun 3-5, 2016 in Burbank, California.

About  Jamboree

The Southern California Genealogy Jamboree is one of my favorite conferences. Despite the “Southern California” part of its name, the conference has a broad scope that is not just regional in focus.

The conference includes speakers from all over the country, including leading experts from different areas of specialization. A key distinguishing feature of this conference is the extra add-on “DNA Day” each year that focuses exclusively on DNA for family history—taking place this year on Thursday, June 2nd.

Those who are just starting out in researching their family history, as well as veterans who want to further develop their methodology will find the conference well worth attending.

About My Session

An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors

The long history of formalized record keeping in New Spain and Mexico provides a wealth of information for researching those ancestors. But these records cannot be of help unless one knows the right place to start looking. This introductory lecture will cover key U.S. and Mexico records for identifying your Mexican immigrant origins and ancestors, explain how Mexican naming conventions can play a role in finding those records, and will highlight the types of genealogical information that can be gleaned from those records.

  • Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
  • Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course ID: SA035

If you are planning to attend Jamboree in June, be sure to find me there and say hello!

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2 thoughts on “Teaching Mexican Genealogy at the 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree”

  1. Looking forward to your workshop. Looking for my Dad’s family. He came to the US from San Luis Potosi via Monterrey, San Antonio, Texas, and finally Los Angeles. I have lots of questions and am so excited! So much so I have volunteered to be a room monitor for your workshop.

    1. HI Paul,

      Excellent! My Dad’s family is from San Luis Potosí as well > Laredo, Texas crossing > Long Beach/Los Angeles/Glendale, CA. So a good portion of my teaching examples are using SLP records.

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