Recap of Presentation “PARES Portal de Archivos Españoles”

PARES Portal de Archivos Españoles

Listen to Moises Garza present on PARES the portal to Spanish archives. Moises shows on how to do searches and browse PARES online collections. Moises will also show several documents that he has found through PARES.

Here is the table of contents for the video and a short description of each section.

Intro Dialogue (0:11) = Moises provides an update on Las Villas del Norte and talks about how Las Villas got started. He also provided attendees with information on his background and how he got started in Genealogy.

What is PARES? (3:50) = Moises provided a description of PARES and of its importance for genealogists

Searching PARES (6:49) = Moises showed ho to so simple searches and advanced searches in PARES and thus showed attendees of what they can expect to find.

Browsing PARES (8:52) = Moises showed how to properly browse PARES and be successful at finding digitized records.

Documents that I Have Found (10:02) = Moises showed off records that he has found about his ancestor Andres de Tapia and also of his ancestor Vicente de Saldivar among others.

Problems with PARES (17:19) = LIke everything, PARES doe shave some downsides but Moises showed alternatives to this problem.

Portal to European Archives (18:00) = Is an excellent portal that uses PARES for part of its backbone.

Ibero-American Migratory Movements (21:00) = PARES is also the home to millions of migration records of people leaving and coming into Spain.

Additional Comments and Tips on Using PARES (23:00) = Listen to great questions and answers by attendees.

Overall, PARES is an excellent source to find records of our ancestors and if you are not using them yet you are missing out.

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