Lisa Medina

Lisa Medina

Lisa Medina will be a speaker for the 3rd We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference taking place March 23-25, 2022. In this post, you can read more about her and her presentations.

About Lisa Medina

Lisa Medina is a devoted genealogist and enthusiastic lecturer with experience researching North American and Mexican genealogy. When not chasing down the stories of ancestors, Lisa is a mother of two and a busy Director of Admissions and Registrar at a California State University.

Scheduled Presentations for 3rd WAC Conference

Title: Location, Location, Location: Land Records Matter

Summary: This presentation provides context for the value of land records in genealogical research, as well as the historical background of land acquisition and distribution in the United States. Woven throughout the presentation are examples of land records and repositories helpful to research in the U.S.

Title: Did I Marry an Axe Murderer?! The Story of Juan Corona

Summary: In 1971, the farm workers of northern California were shaken by the conviction of Juan Corona. I was similarly shaken to learn that my husband might be related to him. This presentation offers a case study for proving (or disproving!) relationships using Mexican church/civil records, immigration, and historical sources.

Past and Archived Presentation

Title:  Tracing Ancestors through Revolutionary Mexico

Summary: Listen to the story of Atala Apodaca Anaya and her achievements as a female revolutionary during the early 20th century, as well as those of other lesser known figures from the Revolución Mexicana. Learn about sources and methodologies for tracing your own ancestors in revolutionary Mexico. Watch Presentation

Read About Other Speakers

View more speakers here: Virtual Conference Speakers

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