Native American Genealogy: Water is Memory

Tired of not finding written documents of your Indigenous or Native ancestors? Join us in this venturous talk on discovering where the clues are. “Water is Memory” will trigger memories within you that can help you discover your past while on this journey of self-discovery.

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Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestors

Did your Mexican ancestors immigrate to the United States in the 20th century? This period of history witnessed significant waves of Mexican immigration to the U.S., both permanent and temporary. The types of immigration records introduced or refined during this era, provide a wealth of information.

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Newspaper Research in Texas

Numerous Texas newspapers are now available for research via the Internet, many of them at no cost. Presentation will include National and State newspaper projects, Archives & Libraries, Historical & Genealogical Societies, University and College Collections, Internet portal web sites and some premium web sites that may be searched without cost.

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Creating a Life Story Book

One of the easiest and best ways to preserve and share the story of your ancestors, grandparents, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles or even best friends is to create a life story book. Record their life and their story in words and pictures. Print and share with other family members.

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Online Resources for Mexican Genealogy

Tracing your relatives' entry point by using documents available here in the US will allow us to pinpoint what town they might have come from. Once in Mexico I will show you how to access vital documents like church and civil records to find your ancestors.

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Families of Nuevo León

Professor Mauricio J. González will talk about his most recent book, Tracing My Mother’s Roots in Nuevo León: History and Genealogy. He will give an overview of the chapters in the book and discuss his research and writing processes.

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Military Records and Genealogy Research

Mr. Gutierrez will be exploring military records and genealogy research: How to locate military records and the valuable genealogy information contained in these records. Also, learn how to order official veteran records and locate tombstone records. Finally, exploring military and veteran organizations online to assist in your research.

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Jewish Roots in Nuevo Leon

After the initial founding of Monterrey, the arrest and trial of the Carvajal family resulted on the scattering of the kingdom's initial settlers. Most people with ancestry in Nuevo Leon descend from the subsequent migration waves. This session analyzes the question of Jewish origins of these later settlers.

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Women in Colonial Spain

Women in colonial Spain retained their identities, names and rights to their involvement in land deals, purchase homes, trade for goods and even fulfill their dying wishes. Learn how to research Women using many types of records and develop a better understanding of their roles in Spanish Colonial Society.

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How Do I Keep Track of My Research?

Research logs are one of the keys to a successful research project. The use of a research log is to keep track of records already searched while saving time from searching through them again. This class will help create a research log along with the information to add to it.

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How to Make the Most of your AncestryDNA Matches

This presentation provides hints and strategies to help you discover exactly how you are related to many of your AncestryDNA matches.

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Tracing Ancestors through Revolutionary Mexico

Listen to the story of Atala Apodaca Anaya and her achievements as a female revolutionary during the early 20th century, as well as those of other lesser known figures from the Revolución Mexicana. Learn about sources and methodologies for tracing your own ancestors in revolutionary Mexico.

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