Jose Ruben Riojas

Jose Ruben Riojas

Professor Jose Ruben Riojas will be a speaker for the 6th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference this coming September 21-22, 2023. In this post you can read more about him and what he will be presenting.

About Jose Ruben Riojas

Jose Ruben Riojas lives in Mexico and is passionate about his country and family´s history. He has spent 25 years researching and teaching; as a faculty and researcher at the University of Monterey. His origin is deeply rooted in Coahuila and Nuevo León, states that he loves and has known since his childhood.

Scheduled Presentations for 6th WAC Conference

Title: Día de Muertos! Origin, Meaning, and Significance

Summary: Genealogical research always leads us to think about and remember our deceased loved ones. Understanding and knowing the underlying customs in Mexico is always a great opportunity to connect with those who came before us. Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is undoubtedly a tradition that every genealogy researcher

Past and Archived Presentations

NOTE: The following presentations can only be viewed for 60 days after each conference if you purchase the Gold Pass. Or all year if you purchase the Platinum Pass.

Title: Ser Norestense: Being from Mexico's Northeast, An Inside View (Presented at the 5th WAC Conference)

Summary: Being from Coahuila and Nuevo León is a unique way of life. Understanding regional values, traditions, icons and philosophy it´s a must for those interested in regional genealogy and family history.
In this conference we should learn: What is to be norestense, traditions, family structure, history, historic influences and more. Watch Presentation

Title:  Sephardic Influence in Mexico's Northeast. Implications, Myths and Facts (Presented at the 4th WAC Conference)

Summary: It´s a fact that Jews came from Spain and Portugal to found and live in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. What are real implications? How it may affect our history and genealogy research? How should I take advantage from and what should I take care? Watch Presentations

Title:  Why do the last names change? Historical evolution of records in Mexico. (Presented at the 1st WAC Conference)

Summary: Researchers often encounter challenges discovering surnames change. Through this conference we´ll review how rules for assigning surnames changed in Mexico, fundamentally when Mexico went from having only parish files to being governed by the rules of the Civil Registry Participants will find useful information and tools to facilitate their work. Watch Presentation

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