I am Teaching Two Mexican Genealogy Sessions at the TxSGS Virtual Family History Conference (Nov. 13-14)

Do you have Mexican and Mexican-American ancestors? Did you marry into a Mexican family? Are you a librarian who serves patrons of Mexican descent? Join me online next month at the TxSGS Family History Conference for two new lectures focusing on Mexican genealogy!

About the Conference

One of my very favorite genealogy events every year is the annual Texas State Genealogy Society (TxSGS) Family History Conference. The TxSGS conference usually takes place in late October or early November, in a different Texas city each year. Like the rest of the genealogy community, TxSGS’s conference has gone virtual this year due to the pandemic. While I am bummed not to get a trip out to Texas this year and see my friends, TxSGS made the right choice for safety. Plus now that it’s virtual, this excellent conference is accessible to a much larger audience than just those who could attend in-person.

The virtual conference consists of two live dates (TxSGS Live!), Friday and Saturday, November 13th & 14th. During TxSGS Live! you will have an opportunity for live Q&A with each of the speakers. The conference also provides access to 22 additional “On Demand” pre-recorded lectures. You can watch the On Demand recordings for 90 days, though February 5, 2021.

How to Register

I apologize for giving such short notice, but early bird registration ends tomorrow evening, Tuesday, October 20th at midnight. However, regular registration is open through November 9th. There are 3 different registration packages available from which to choose.

My Lectures

Join me as I debut two new lectures focusing on Mexican genealogy research.

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.

  • Availability: TxSGS Live, November 13-14h (exact date & time TBD)
  • Skill Level: All levels

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.

  • Availability: Part of the On-Demand library
  • Skill Level: All levels

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