The 5th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference

Will Take Place 

You Missed It!

It is a Conference To Grow Your Genealogy Knowledge and Skills!

Why You Should Attend

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


23 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 Bring Your Family History to Life.
  • Need to learn about Military Records of New Spain and Mexico.
  • 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 regular registration price of $124.95. Starting March 1, 2023 the price will jump to the LAte Registration price of $159.95. Don't miss your chance to save $35.00 of the Regular price. 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 5th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference will run from March 22-24, 2023 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 March 22-24 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 March 22-26 you can still watch them starting on March 25 up until May 30, 2023. How cool is that!

Our Conference Starts March 22, 2023 at 8:00 AM CT

Why Take part in our Conference?

Great Speakers and topics!

23 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.

March 22, 2023

Alma Rodriguez

Six Generations Back, a Case Study and Guide

Cynthia Rodriguez

How to use Historical Events to Create a Picture of Your Ancestors Lives

Dee Pavey

Beginning Your Genealogical Journey

Erica Pena-Vest
Erica Peña-Vest

Current Conditions and Tips for Genealogy Travel 

Lianne Kruger

Top Ten Reasons to Use FamilySearch

Estevan Rael-Galvez

Native Bound Unbound - Identifying our Enslaved Indigenous Ancestors

Esther Camacho

Bring Your Hispanic Family History to Life

Moises Garza

Early Settlers of Nuevo Leon and Books About Them

March 23, 2023

Laurie Castillo


Jennifer (Jenny) Warner

Military Records - 3 W's

Jose Ruben Riojas

Ser Norestense (Being from Mexico's Northeast, An Inside View)

Kate Townsend

Follow the Records and See Where They Go!

Laurie Castillo

Learning More About Ancestral Surnames

Leslie Carney

60 Minutes: Creating a Locality Guide

Melissa Barker

Breathing New Life Into Your Boring Ancestors

Moises Garza

Mexican Genealogy and State Communities on Facebook

March 24, 2023

Penny Walters

Incorporating Social Context Into Genealogy

Roslyn Torella

How to Use Canva for Creating and Sharing Family History

Ryan Jordan

Military Records of New Spain and Mexico: Sources and Archives

Jean Wilcox Hibben


Stephanie O'Connell

Reconstructing the Lives of our Female Ancestors

Zachary Hamilton

Breaking Down Sources: Evaluating Records as Evidence

Zbigniew Stettner

Mapping Your Ancestors. Using Free Online Services to Build Interactive Maps

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Schelly Talalay Dardashti

The New World: Migration, DNA, and Genetics

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 March 25 through May 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 March 25 through May 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 6th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference here: Submit Proposal.

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