Presentation “Why do the last names change?”

Why do Last Names Change - by Jose Ruben Riojas

Join us February 7, 2021 for Jose Ruben Riojas presentation "Why do the last names change?". The Zoom presentation will be at 2:00 PM CST. If you are a member of Las Villas del Norte be on the look out on February 3, 2021 for your invitation in your email inbox or log in to our website and go to our calendar to get the link. Not a member yet? You can join here:

More About Jose Ruben Riojas

Jose Ruben Riojas lives in Mexico and is passionate about his country and family´s history. He has spent 25 years researching and teaching; as a faculty and researcher at the University of Monterey. His origin is deeply rooted in Coahuila and Nuevo León, states that he loves and has known since his childhood. 

Presentation Information

Title: Why do the last names change? Historical evolution of records in Mexico.

Summary: Researchers often encounter challenges discovering surnames change. Through this presentation we´ll review how rules for assigning surnames changed in Mexico, fundamentally when Mexico went from having only parish files to being governed by the rules of the Civil Registry Participants will find useful information and tools to facilitate their work.

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