The 6th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference

Took Place 

September 21-22, 2023

A Conference To Grow Your Genealogy Knowledge and Skills!

Why You Should Attend

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


13 experts in over 2 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...

  • Interested in starting a Surname Study.
  • Need to learn about Forensic Genetic Genealogy.
  • Or simply just 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 the opportunity 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.

Register today at our late registration price of $99.95. We will kick off our conference on September 20, 2023 with our Keynote Speaker Cindy A. Medina. Use the button below to register today!


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 6th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference will run from September 21-22, 2023 with six 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 21-22 log in to our secure website area to enjoy the presentations as scheduled. Or just click on the link we will email each morning to attend.

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 21-22 you can still watch them starting on September 13 up until November 30, 2023. How cool is that!

Our Conference Starts September 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM CT

Why Take part in our Conference?

Great Speakers and topics!

13 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 and is 100% Virtual!

Meet Our Speakers

Now for the part you've been waiting for. Here are the amazing speakers you'll hear from at the 5th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference. Here are their photos, names, and presentations by title.

September 20, 2023 - Keynote

Cindy A. Medina

Grandpa Rode with Pancho Villa

September 21, 2023 - Day 1

Lianne Kruger

The Whys, Hows, and Wherefores of a Surname Study

John P. Schmal

The Tlaxcalans of Northeast Mexico

Leslie Carney

Land Holders: Missions, Prisidios, Ranches to Land Grants

Lisa Medina

Hemerotecas in México

Penny Walters

An Introduction to Forensic Genetic Genealogy

Laurie Castillo

Lesser Known Census Records: Non-Population Schedules

September 22, 2023 - Day 2

Jose Ruben Riojas

Día de Muertos! Origin, Meaning, and Significance

Joy Oria

Mexican American Mutual Aid Societies

Ryan Jordan

Where to Start: Beginning Tips for Researching Mexican Families

Jean Wilcox Hibben

Researching as We Age: Ways to Reboot the Brain

Wesley Johnston

Reconstructing Mama Pepa's DNA

Eleanor Brisnko

Our Black Sheep and Their Prison Records

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 from September 23 through November 30, 2023.

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 as PDF's and included under each Day as the Conference is going on. They will also be available with the recordings.

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 23 through November 30, 2023. We believe that it is ample time to watch and learn from at your convenience. Access will not be expended if you fail to watch presentations during this time. 

Are the presentations live?

To avoid technical 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. You can submit a proposal for our 7th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference here: Submit Proposal.

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