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2:00PM - 3:00PM

An Overview of Researching Hispanic Ancestry

Presenter: Colleen Greene, MLIS

This overview explains Hispanic genealogy concepts, patterns of migration to and within the United States, researching the homeland, core online record collections, and key reference tools for anyone doing Hispanic research. Learn how even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful in this research.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Mexican, Other