Keynote Speaker - Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm

In this Keynote presentation Moises Garza make his opening remarks about the 2nd We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference followed by a presentation titled "Tejano Survival: Three Generations of Tejanos - 1792 to 1965".

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Women in Colonial Spain

Women in colonial Spain retained their identities, names and rights to their involvement in land deals, purchase homes, trade for goods and even fulfill their dying wishes. Learn how to research Women using many types of records and develop a better understanding of their roles in Spanish Colonial Society.

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Snapshot in Time: Your family in Spanish Colonial Censuses

Padrones, or censuses, were taken for nearly every location throughout Spain’s colonial reign and are invaluable for providing a snapshot of families in a specific time and place. Learn to find padrones for your research locations and how to utilize the information they hold.

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Applying the Principal of 3 to Genealogy Research

Things seem to happen in groups of 3. Whether the 3 brothers are in a fairy tale or a family story, we like that number. Similarly, when 2 pieces of evidence are contradictory, a third piece may help break the tie. Good research requires more than one item of documentation.

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Unique Resources for Texas Genealogy Research

Many resources have been made available to the public by colleges and universities and other organizations that are digitizing and posting portions of their collections. These possibilities are worth considering as you may find that quality studies have already been done on the people or places of interest to you.

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From Huichapan to Nuevo Leon

During the early 1600s, a few years after the definitive founding of Monterrey, another wave of immigrants arrived into the Nuevo Reino de Leon. A large group of Spanish traders, military officers, and cattle ranchers arrived from the town of Huichapan. A few of these families will be studied here.

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How to Make the Most out of Your AncestryDNA Matches

This presentation provides hints and strategies to help you discover exactly how you are related to many of your AncestryDNA matches.

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Cousin Baiting and Cousin Stalking

We will discuss the ways to reach out to living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart forward in time. You may find family treasures, photos, DNA matches and information that could break down a brick wall. Let's explore online trees, obituaries, living people web sites and social media.

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How do I Keep track of my Research

Research logs are one of the keys to a successful research project. The use of a research log is to keep track of records already searched while saving time from searching through them again. This class will help create a research log along with the information to add to it.

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Jewish Roots in Nuevo Leon

After the initial founding of Monterrey, the arrest and trial of the Carvajal family resulted on the scattering of the kingdom's initial settlers. Most people with ancestry in Nuevo Leon descend from the subsequent migration waves. This session analyzes the question of Jewish origins of these later settlers.

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Newspaper Research in Texas

Numerous Texas newspapers are now available for research via the Internet, many of them at no cost. Presentation will include National and State newspaper projects, Archives & Libraries, Historical & Genealogical Societies, University and College Collections, Internet portal web sites and some premium web sites that may be searched without cost.

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Millitary Records and Genealogy Research

Mr. Gutierrez will be exploring military records and genealogy research: How to locate military records and the valuable genealogy information contained in these records. Also, learn how to order official veteran records and locate tombstone records. Finally, exploring military and veteran organizations online to assist in your research.

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