Ryan Jordan

Professor Ryan Jordan 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 Ryan Jordan

I currently teach U.S. history online at National University in La Jolla, CA and have previously taught at Lafayette College, UC San Diego, and the University of San Diego. In March 2023 I became an accredited genealogist in the Mexican Region with ICAP Gen.

Scheduled Presentation for 6th WAC Conference

Title:  Where to Start: Beginning Tips for Researching Mexican Families

Summary: This presentation will provide basic pointers for where to start with research methods and record sources in Mexican genealogy. Topics covered will include oral history, which documents to look for in family collections, as well as where to begin in online American and Mexican records for your family.

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:  Introduction to Mexican Military Records (Presented at the 5th WAC Conference)

Summary: Overview of the types of records available to researchers looking for Mexican ancestors in archives in Mexico, the United States, and Spain. Includes overview of the military history of New Spain and Mexico. Discussion of records of military value held in non-military archives will also be included. Watch Presentation

Title:  Tips for Beginners in Mexican Genealogy: Civil Registers and Parish Records (Presented at the 4th WAC Conference)

Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of seven major record types in Mexico Region: Civil Birth, Marriage and Death Records and Parish Baptism, Marriage,Census and Burial Records. The presentation will touch on variations of these records along with paleography tips. The targeted audience is beginning genealogists with limited familiarity in Mexico. Watch Presentation

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