25 April 2016
Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Colleen Greene, MLIS
Saturday, June 4, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SA035 An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
The long history of formalized record keeping in New Spain and Mexico provides a wealth of information for researching those ancestors. But these records cannot be of help unless one knows the right place to start looking. This introductory lecture will cover key U.S. and Mexico records for identifying your Mexican immigrant origins and ancestors, explain how Mexican naming conventions can play a role in finding those records, and will highlight the types of genealogical information that can be gleaned from those records. Level: Beg.