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.
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!
Mexican Genealogy Research Methodology
Follow my personal family history blog at www.cjroots.com to see working examples of my methodology and strategies.
My father—despite being raised by his Mexican-immigrant grandmother—never knew anything about his family history, other than that his father's family came from the State of San Luis Potosí and fled to the U.S. during the violent Mexican Revolution. For 13 years, I tried and failed to trace his lines back to Mexico. In early 2015, I started busting down those brick walls, and have continued to experience a landslide of success.
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