Upcoming and Past Presentation Calendar

In this page you will find our monthly presentation schedule, title of presentation, and name of presenter.

Each month we record a presenter and then we upload the recording to our website so that our members can enjoy them when ever and where ever they want to view them. Presentations are posted on the specified date. Become a member today!!!

Schedule of 46 Presentations for 2023

  • 1/2/2023 - "Ancestors in Story and Time, a Saga" - by Alma Rodriguez - View Recording
  • 1/9/2023 - "Your 19th & 20th Century Mexican Ancestors in the U.S." - by Colleen Robledo Greene - View Recording
  • 1/16/2023 - " The Four Directions Prayer" - by Ricky Reyes - View Recording
  • 1/23/2023 - "Seeing through Both Sides of the Eye: Critical Thinking about What is being Viewed" - by Jean Wilcox Hibben - View Recording
  • 2/6/2023 - "Tracing Immigrant Roots" - by Joy Oria
  • 2/13/2023 - "Location, Location, Location: Land Records Matter" - by Lisa Medina
  • 2/20/2023 - "Major Archives and Libraries for Texas Genealogy Research" - by Laurie Castillo
  • 2/27/2023 - "Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Family’s Oral History" - by Sara Cochran
  • 3/6/2023 - "More Than Just A Mark; Livestock Branding" - by Leslie Carney
  • 3/13/2023 - "Stuck in Nuevo Leon? ‐ Local research strategies" - by Nefi Arenas
  • 3/20/2023 - "The Staff of the US. Census" - by Seema Kenney
  • 3/27/2023 - "How many ancestors do we really have?" - by Vincenzo Alfano
  • 4/3/2023 - "How to Make the Most of Your Ancestry.com Subscription" - by Irma Salinas Holtkamp
  • 4/10/2023 - "Indigenous Coahuila: Past and Present" - by John Schmal
  • 4/17/2023 - "Mapping Texas: Locate All the Jurisdictions and Find More Records!" - by Laurie Castillo
  • 4/24/2023 - "The Importance of Including World History With Genealogical Research" - by Erica Peña-Vest
  • 5/1/2023 - "Utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library for Family History Research" - by Colleen Robledo Greene
  • 5/8/2023 - "Researching your Hispanic Caribbean Roots" - by Ada Luque Nelson
  • 5/15/2023 - "No Surnames? No Problem! Researching Indigenous Ancestors in Mexico" - by Nefi Arenas
  • 5/22/2023 - "Extra! Extra! Find Your Family in the Newspaper!" - by Sara Cochran
  • 6/5/2023 - "Are Ancestry's ThruLines True Lines?" - by Irma Salinas Holtkamp
  • 6/12/2023 - "Did I Marry an Axe Murderer?! The Story of Juan Corona" - by Lisa Medina
  • 6/19/2023 - "Genealogical Evidence: How to Organize and Verify Your Genealogical Materials" , by Eleanor Brinsko
  • 6/26/2023 - "The Guerra Family's Journey in a New Land" , by Arturo Cuellar
  • 7/3/2023 - "Indexes Are The Key to Unlocking The Records" , by Christine Cohen
  • 7/10/2023 - "The Coahuiltecans Over Time: Past and Present" , by John P. Schmal
  • 7/17/2023 - "Julian vs Gregorian Calendar; What Does it Mean for Your Genealogy Research" , by Leslie Carney
  • 7/24/2023 - "Hopping Down the Paper Trail" , by Sara Cochran
  • 7/31/2023 - "Sharing Your Research Results" , by Seema Kenney
  • 8/7/2023 - "Statistical tool for Genealogy: The Fait" , by Vincenzo Alfano
  • 8/14/2023 - "Does my Ancestor have a F.A.N Club?" , by Shaunese Luthy
  • 8/21/2023 - "Strategies and Tools for Breaking Through Genealogy Brick Walls " , by Laurie Castillo
  • 8/28/2023 - "How Social Security Records Can Help With Brick Walls" , by Roslyn Torella
  • 9/4/2023 - "Tips for Beginners in Mexican Genealogy: Civil Registers and Parish Records" , by Ryan Jordan
  • 9/11/2023 - "Finding Free Digital Content to Enhance Your Family History Storytelling Without Violating Copyright" , by Colleen Robledo Greene
  • 9/18/2023 - "Finding Aids: The Road Map to Any Manuscript Collection" , by Melissa Barker
  • 9/25/2023 - "Google Drive to Organize, Backup and Share Your Genealogy" , by Lianne Kruger
  • 10/2/2023 - "The American Southwest: Digitized Collections & Archival Finding" , by Colleen Robledo Greene
  • 10/9/2023 - "A Psycho-Social Explanation of Familial Road Blocks in Mexican-American Genealogy" , by Erica Peña-Vest
  • 10/16/2023 - "Research at the Monterrey Municipal Archive" , by Nefi Arenas
  • 10/23/2023 - "25+ Ways to Make Your Family Histories Vibrant and Appealing" , by Laurie Castillo
  • 11/6/2023 - "Discovering Treasures Through the Hispanic Heritage Project" , by Carlos Yturralde and Ada
  • 11/13/2023 - "Sephardic Influence in Mexico's Northeast, Implications, Myths and Facts" , by Jose Ruben Riojas
  • 11/20/2023 - "Genetic Genealogy Overview" , by Richard Hill
  • 11/27/2023 - "Are You an Ethical Genealogist?" , by Penny Walters
  • 12/1/2023 - "Nuevo Leon and Early Mexico Research" - by Moises Garza

Past Presentations

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2022 Presentations

  • 1-9-2022 - "Tejano Survival – Three Generations of Tejanos, 1792 to 1965” - by Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm - View Recording
  • 1-23-2022  - "Utilizing Timelines in Your Research" - by Henrietta Martinez Christmas - View Recording
  • 2-13-2022 - "Snapshot in Time: Your Family in Spanish Colonial Censuses" - by Joy Oria - View Recording
  • 2-27-2022 - "Applying the Principle of 3 to Genealogy Research" - by Jean Hibben - View Recording
  • 3-13-2022 - "Unique Resources for Texas Genealogy Research" by Laurie Castillo - View Recording
  • 3-27-2022  - "Tracing Ancestors through Revolutionary Mexico" - by Lisa Medina - View Recording
  • 4-10-2022 - "How to Make the Most of your AncestryDNA Matches" - by Irma Salinas Holtkamp - View Recording
  • 4-24-2022 - "How Do I Keep Track of My Research?" - by Shaunese Luthy - View Recording
  • 5-8-2022 - "Women in Colonial Spain" - by Henrietta Martinez Christmas - View Recording
  • 5-22-2022 - "Jewish Roots in Nuevo Leon" - by Nefi Arenas - View Recording
  • 6-12-2022 - "Military Records and Genealogy Research" - by Dave Gutierrez - View Recording
  • 6-26-2022 - "Families of Nuevo León" - by Mauricio Gonzalez - View Recording
  • 7-10-2022  - "Online Resources for Mexican Genealogy" - by Marti Puentes - View Recording
  • 7-24-2022 - "Creating a Life Story Book" - by Christine Woodcock - View Recording
  • 8-14-2022 - "Newspaper Research in Texas" - by Laurie Castillo - View Recording
  • 8-28-2022 - "Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestors" by Colleen Robledo Greene - View Recording
  • 9-11-2022 - "Native American Genealogy: Water is Memory" - by Ricky Reyes - View Recording
  • 10-9-2022 - "Rest In Peace: Finding the Dead" - by Leslie Carney - View Recording
  • 10-30-2022  - "Marriage Dispensations" - by Arturo Cuellar - View Recording
  • 11-13-2022  - "From Huichapan to Nuevo Leon" - by Nefi Arenas - View Recording
  • 11-27-2022 - "The Academic Library: An Untapped Resource for Family History Research" - by Colleen Robledo Greene - View Recording
  • 12-11-2022  - "Using Online Resources for Remote Hispanic Research" - by Ada Luque Nelson - View Recording

2021 Presentations

  • 1-10-2021 - "El Mesquite: Writing Your Family Memoir" - by Barbara Renaud View Recording
  • 2-7-2021 - "Why do the last names change?" - by Jose Ruben Riojas View Recording
  • 2-21-2021 - "The Alamo in My Story" - Barbara Renaud View Recording
  • 3-14-2021  - "So, You Think You Are Related to a Mexican Revolutionary?" - by Cindy Medina View Recording
  • 4-11-2021 - "1st Founders of San Antonio" - by Maria Elena Laborde View recording
  • 4-25-2021 - "Did Your Abuelita…?" - by Schelly Talalay Dardashti View Recording
  • 5-16-2021  - "Deciphering Handwriting in Old Documents" - by Leslie Carney View Recording
  • 6-13-2021 - "Exploring the Guanche Roots of Francisco Baez de Benavides" - by Dr. Beatrice de Leon Edwards View Recording
  • 7-11-2021  - "Understanding the Ethnic Ancestry in Your DNA Test" - by Richard Hill View Recording
  • 8-8-2021 - "Paleography… Its Importance in Genealogy" - by Maria Elena Laborde View Recording
  • 8-22-2021 - "Using City Directories to Build Family History" - by Esther Camacho View Recording
  • 9-12-2021  - "Searching for the Mysterious Francisco Ruel" - by Dr. Beatrice de Leon Edwards View Recording
  • 10-3-2021  - "Improving Your Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)" - by Colleen Robledo Greene View Recording
  • 10-17-2021 - "Y-Chromosome Insights & Strategies" - by Richard Hill View Recording
  • 11-14-2021 - "Families of Revilla (Guerrero Viejo) 1750-1850" - by Mauricio Gonzalez View Recording
  • 12-12-2021 - "Where did my family live?" - by Susana Privett View Recording

2020 Presentations

  • 1-19-2020 - "Tracing My Mother's Ancestors From Revilla to San Ygnacio, Texas" - by Professor Mauricio J. Gonzalez View Recording
  • 2-9-2020 - "Cavazos Family History: Discoveries From 40 Years Research" - by Roberto Canales View Recording
  • 3-8-2020 - "How to Start Your Family Tree" - by Moises Garza View Recording
  • 4-19-2020 - "A Look at Border Crossing Cards" - by Moises Garza View Recording
  • 5-17-2020 - "Where to Find Genealogy Books Online" - Moises Garza View Recording
  • 6-14-2020 - "Alien Registration File or A-File" - by Marty Puentes View Recording
  • 7-26-2020 - "The Oñate Expedition" - by Gary de Leon View Recording
  • 8-23-2020 - "Overcoming Language Barriers in Genealogical Research" - by Esther Camacho View Recording
  • 9-13-2020 - "Indigenous Northeastern Mexico: The Ancestors of the Tejanos" - by John Schmal View Recording
  • 10-18-2020 - "Writing History With Genealogy" - Dave Gutierrez View Recording
  • 11-8-2020 - "Sephardic Research and Resources" - Schelly Talalay Dardashti View Recording
  • 12-13-2020 - "The Impact of the De Leon Family in Texas" - Dr. Carolina Crimm View Recording

2019 Presentations

2018 Presentations

  • 1-19-2018 - Why You Should be Using a Computer Program to Manage Your Family Tree - by Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 2-23-2018 - (Online Only) - How to Use Monterrey Online Archives - by: Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 3-19-2018 - "Census Data: A Genealogist Valued Resource" - by Susana Guerra Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist  View Video Recording
  • 4-16-2018 - "How to Organize Your Genealogical Information" - by Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 5-14-2018 - "El Diezmero de Reynosa Don Vicente Lopez de Herrera" by Author Roberto Herrera Ritte View Video Recording
  • 6-11-2018 - "La Voz de Amor" - Book presentation by Author Alfredo Cardenas View Video Recording
  • 7-16-2018 - "Libro de Matrimonios de la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Loreto de Burgos " - By Carlos Martin Herrera View Video Recording
  • 8-13-2018 - "Researching Your Family Roots in The Rio Grande Valley" By Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 9-10-2018 - "Two Countries One Lie"- By Joe Sierra View Video Recording
  • 10-15-2018 - Hidden History: Hidalgo Cemetery 1884 - by Esther N. Camacho, MLS View Video Recording
  • 11-19-2018 - The Militarization of the Texas - Mexican Border 1910 - 1920 - By Author Beatriz de Leon View Video Recording
  • 12-10-2018 - Making Sense of Endogamy and its Effect in our DNA – by Moises Garza View Video Recording

2017 Presentations

2016 Presentations

  • 1-10-2016 - "Genealogical Resources for Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico" - by Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 2-7-2016 - "Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Uribe, the First President of Texas" - By Antonio Lopez View Video Recording
  • 3-13-2016 - "Soy de Duval" - By Alfredo Cardenas View Video Recording 
  • 4-10-2016 - "Overview of FamilySearch.org and Search Strategies" - by Moises Garza View Video Recording 
  • 5-15-2016 - "The Salinas and Saldana Family Tree Website" - by Irma Saldana View Video Recording 
  • 6-12-2016 - "Is Your Ancestor Really Your Ancestor? The Importance of Citations" - by Moises Garza View Video Recording 
  • 7-10-2016 - "Finding Your Ancestors in the United States Census Records" - by Esther Camacho View Video Recording 
  • 8-14-2016 - "The Founding of Mercedes, Texas" - by Author Beatrice de Leon View Video Recording 
  • 9-11- 2016 - "Overview of Ancestry.com and Search Strategies" - by Moises Garza View Video Recording 
  • 10-16-2016 - "American Genealogical Resources to Help you Discover Your Mexican Ancestry" - by Moises Garza View Video Recording 
  • 11-6-2016 - "Researching the Marriage Dispensations of the Diocese of Guadalajara" - by Mario Davila View Video Recording 
  • 12-11-2016 - "Backing up and Protecting Your Genealogical Data" - by Moises Garza View Video Recording

2015 Presentations

  • 3-8-2015 - How I used the Church Padrones (Censuses) to break some of my brick walls - by Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 4-12-2015 - Libro de Matrimonios de Reynosa 1790-1811 - by Author Mario Davila View Video Recording
  • 5-10-2015 - Getting Started With Your Genealogy, "Your First Five Generation Family Tree" . - by Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 7-12-2015 - Balo's War: A Novel About the Plan of San Diego - by author Alfredo Cardenas View Video Recording
  • 8-9-2015 - "Tools, and Software to Preserve Your Photos and Documents" - Moises Garza View Video Recording
  • 9-13- 2015 - The History of Ciudad Mier - Jimmy Lopez View Video Recording
  • 10-11-2015 - The Origin of the Gonzalez Hidalgo From Cerralvo, N. L. Mexico  - Miguel Angel Gonzalez View Video Recording
  • 11-8-2015 - Beginners DNA Testing for Genealogy and to Las Villas del Norte DNA Project - by Moises Garza and Mario Davila View Video Recording
  • 12-7-2015 - Las Villas del Norte Social, Bring in Your Family Trees and Family Books View Video Recording