Nuevo Leon and Early Mexico Research

In this Keynote presentation Moises Garza talks about the current and ongoing research that he is doing in Nuevo Leon and early Mexico. Learn how thsi work can help you in your research and how to access it.

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Genealogical Evidence: How to Organize and Verify Your Genealogical Materials

This presentation will guide the audience through organizing the evidence to make the information accessible, learn how to verify the credibility of each piece of evidence, investigate how to ascertain whether the resource is credible, how to resolve the conflict between two sources to determine which source is correct.

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The Guerra Family's Journey in a New Land

This presentation examines the life of Casimiro Guerra and his descendants. Particular attention is paid to the different kinds of records, territorial boundaries, and his ancestors from Mexico.

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Indexes Are The Key to Unlocking The Records

Indexes can make Probate & Land research so much easier, but what if you are lost on how to use the index? Indexing systems are so complex they require guides, keys, or tables to decipher. Let's review Burr Record, Campbell, Cott System, Liber, Page Key, Russell, Split and Vowel Indexes.

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Finding Free Digital Content to Enhance Your Family History Storytelling Without Violating Copyright

Genealogists often incorporate digital content created by others into our personal, society, or professional work. What can you freely use without violating U.S. copyright law? This presentation explains public domain and Creative Commons-licensed works, and the terms and conditions under which you can freely use these materials.

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The Coahuiltecans Over Time: Past and Present

This is such a wide-ranging group that covered so many states (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Texas) that I would try to categorize some of the groups, talk about their wars, show maps, discuss their gradual disappearance and mention any present-day representations of them. I've always been curious to try and create a more detailed account about them, even though I believe they were more diverse than some suspect.

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

Genealogist researching records need to understand the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar system. Learning which calendar system was used will help you understand the different dates used in the records of your ancestors.

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Hopping Down the Paper Trail

The records our ancestors left behind often lead us to other records, which sometimes take us down a rabbit hole. Learn how to scour each new record for clues, keep those clues organized, and how to prioritize which clues to chase first so that you stay on track.

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Strategies and Tools for Breaking Through Genealogy Brick Walls

The four ancestral identifiers in genealogy are: Name, Date, Place and Relationship. When something is amiss with one or more of the identifiers, research can stall. Presentation examines each of the identifiers more closely, detailing new strategies for data analysis to help researchers punch through those pesky brick walls.

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

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?

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

Ever wonder who your ancestor’s Friends, Associates and Neighbors were? By using different records such as Censuses, Vitals, Land, Church, and Probate will help build your ancestor’s F.A.N club. The importance of having a F.A.N club will also be discussed.

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Statistical tool for Genealogy: The Fait

Are humanities condemned to don’t benefit from statistics? Statistic is the science of making choices in uncertain situations. We face many decisions having incomplete information in our research. Think of searching a death certificate! Can statistics help us to make the right ones? This lecture explains how presenting a tool!

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