23 Experts, 3 Days of Learning! 

4th We Are Cousins

Virtual Genealogy Conference 

September 23-25, 2022

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Why You Should Attend

The key 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 break through genealogy brick walls.
  • Need to learn how to use Indexes and Finding Aids.
  • 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 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 4th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference will run from September 23-25, 2022 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 23-25 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 23-25 you can still watch them at a later date.

Our Conference Starts September 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM CST

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 4th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference. Here are their photos, names, and presentations by title.

September 23, 2022

Eleanor Brinsko

Genealogical Evidence: How to Organize and Verify Your Genealogical Materials

Arturo Cuellar

The Guerra Family's Journey in a New Land

Christine Cohen

Indexes Are The Key to Unlocking The Records

Colleen Robledo Greene

Family History Storytelling Without Violating Copyright

John P. Schmal

The Coahuiltecans Over Time: Past and Present

Leslie Carney

Julian vs Gregorian Calendar; What Does it Mean for Your Genealogy Research

Sara Cochran

Hopping Down the Paper Trail

Laurie Castillo

Strategies and Tools for Breaking Through Genealogy Brick Walls

September 24, 2022

Jose Ruben Riojas

Sephardic Influence in Mexico's Northeast. Implications, Myths and Facts

Shaunese Luthy

Does my Ancestor have a F.A.N Club?

Vincenzo Alfano

Statistical tool for Genealogy: The Fait

Colleen Robledo Greene

The American Southwest: Digitized Collections & Archival Finding

Melissa Barker

Finding Aids: The Road Map to Any Manuscript Collection

Laurie Castillo

25+ Ways to Make Your Family Histories Vibrant and Appealing

Erica Peña-Vest

A Psycho-Social Explanation of Familial Road Blocks in Mexican-American Genealogy

Lianne Kruger

Google Drive to Organize, Backup and Share Your Genealogy

September 25, 2022

Richard Hill

Genetic Genealogy Overview

Seema Kenney

Sharing Your Research Results

Nefi Arenas

Research at the Monterrey Municipal Archive

Ryan Jorndan

Tips for Beginners in Mexican Genealogy: Civil Registers and Parish Records

Roslyn Torella

How Social Security Records Can Help With Brick Walls

Kate Townsend

Lessons Learned: A Cautionary Tale of Common Genealogical Mistakes

Carlos Yturralde

Discovering Treasures Through the Hispanic Heritage Project

Penny Walters

Are You an Ethical Genealogist?

Ada Luque Nelson

Discovering Treasures Through the Hispanic Heritage Project

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 26 through November 30, 2022.

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 26 through November 30, 2022. We believe that it is 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. You can submit a proposal for our 5th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference here: Submit Proposal.

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