3rd Annual We Are Cousins Virtual Conference

A genealogy conference to grow your skills!

March 23-25, 2022

Early registration starts December 1, 2021

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The key to finding your ancestors are education, networking, and resources.


20+ experts in over 3 days will teach you strategies and show you resources that you can use to both improve your genealogy skills and find more ancestors, no matter which stage you’re at.

Maybe you're...

  • Struggling to keep track of your research.
  • Need to learn how to use timelines in your research.
  • Looking to add more resources to your genealogical toolbox.

Whatever it is for you, it's time to learn more.

Networking, during the conference you will have access to chat during presentations with other attendees and access to our private attendee directory so that you can message other attendees and or exchange contact details with them. Each evening you will also have access to our Zoom happy hour room so you can put a face to the names and talk about genealogy.


Hi! I'm Moises, my passion for genealogy started in the cotton fields of west Texas. As a migrant worker I was blessed to work in the fields next to my father, Lauro Garza, who had a sharp memory and told countless stories about his own ancestors. I have been doing genealogy since 1998. Since then I have helped countless others in their own quest to find their ancestors. Today, I continue with this passion by publishing and creating resources to help you in your own search.


The We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference will run from September 15-17, 2021 with eight presentations each day.


You register for our virtual conference. Make sure to remember the email and password you sign up with.


We will record all presentations 40-45 minutes in length before the conference to avoid any technical issues.


On September 15-17 log in to our secure website area to enjoy the presentations as scheduled.

Continued Access

We know that life is unpredictable and many times unforeseen emergencies may come up. That is why all recordings of the presentations will be archived on our website and available to you for the specified time indicated on the conference pass that you select. So even if you don't watch them on September 15-17 you can still watch them at a later date.

Our Conference Starts September 15 at 8:00 AM CST

Why Take part in our Conference?

Great Speakers and topics!

Over 20 speakers will provide plenty of genealogy tips, resources, and more to help you build your skills and help you find more ancestors.

It's convenient and at your own time!

Watch this event LIVE, or later at your convenience. View multiple times after the event to catch details you may have missed.

From the comfort of your own home!

We will strive to provide you the best genealogy learning experience from the comfort of your home. Simply log in to our website and enjoy the conference.


There are a lot of other genealogy conferences and presentations out there. So what makes this one different?

First, the conference was created specifically for family historians and genealogists looking to enhance their skills and or get new ones.

But more importantly, it is perfect for members of the Mexican Genealogy and We Are Cousins Communities. Many of our presenters have the same roots in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico as you do, their presentations focus in this area. Even if you don't have ancestry in this area, you can apply the skills and methods you learn to research the area that your ancestors were from.

Meet Our Speakers

Now for the part you've been waiting for. Here are the amazing speakers you'll hear from at the 2nd We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference. Here are their photos, names, and presentations by title.

September 15, 2021

Henrietta Martinez Christmas

Women in Colonial Spain

Joy Oria

Snapshot in Time: Your Family in Spanish Colonial Censuses

Jean Wilcox Hibben

applying the principle of 3 to genealogy research

Laurie Castillo

unique resoruces for texas genealogy research

Nefi Arenas

from huichapan to nuevo leon

Irma Salinas Holtkamp

how to make the most out of your ancestrydna matches

Christine Cohen

cousin baiting and cousin stalking

Shaunese Luthy

how do I keep track of my Research

September 16, 2021

Nefi Arenas

jewish roots in nuevo leon

Laurie Castillo

newspaper research in texas

Dave Gutierrez

military records and genealogy research

Mauricio Gonzalez


Henrietta Martinez Christmas

utilizing timelines in your research

Marti Puentes

online resources for mexican genealogy

John P. Schmal

the settlement of the rio grnade (nuevo santander)

Colleen Robledo Greene

taking a closer look at immigration records for your mexican ancestors

September 17, 2021

Ricky Reyes

native American Genealogy

Leslie Carney

rest in peace: finding the death

Colleen Robledo Greene

the academic library: an untaped resource for family history research

Christine Woodcock

creating a life storybook

Christine Cohen

online cemetery websites

Ada Luque Nelson

using online resources for remote hispanic research

Arturo Cuellar

marriage dispensations

Lisa Medina

Tracing Ancestors Through revolutionary mexico

September 14 - Key Note Speaker

Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm

Here's What Some Past Attendees Have Had to Say!

I am just learning genealogy and I appreciate this conference because it helped me learn how to improve my skills.

-octavio fernandez-

I loved that the presenter's had their act together. Loved the stories, the PowerPoints, their emails if we need to get a hold of them, etc. It was all great.

-alicia ONeal-

I enjoyed the conference for the strong and informative content of the presentations.

-Carolyn Fuentes-

The speakers had a wealth of knowledge to impart to us. I also liked the convenience of staying home.

-linda Bartz-

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the presentations in Spanish?

No, they are all in English.

Will the presentations be recorded?

Yes, all of them will be recorded and attendees will have access to them form September 18 through November the 30th.

Is my payment Information secure?

Yes, we use Stripe to process payments and transactions are encrypted. We don't keep any financial information on our website.

Will there be hand outs for the presentations?

Yes, they will be included in our free PDF conference program available to all attendees. It will be ready by September the 10th.

Will the attendee directory have my personal information?

No, only your name and last name will be visible. Other attendees will only be able to message you privately using our messaging system.

I registered but can't attend, can I get a refund?

No, that is why all conference recordings will be available to you from September the 18 through November the 30th. Ample time to watch and learn from at your convenience.

Are the presentations live?

To avoid tech glitches, save our sanity, and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be played at the scheduled time. The live portion will be in-between presentations. The speakers will strive to be in the chat box during and be present at the end of their presentations to answer questions.

Are you still accepting speakers?

All of our speakers for this conference have been hand-picked and our slots are currently full. Be on the look out for our call for presentations for our 3rd We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference.

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