The 33rd Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference: Los Caminos del Rio will be held on October 11 through 14 in South Padre Island, Texas. The conference will feature informative speakers, tours, sightseeing and plenty of networking functions.
The state organization is working with the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic and Genealogical Society to host the conference. The event is held in a different Texas locale each year and attracts genealogists from outside the state as well.
This year’s conference has topics of interest for genealogists of all levels of experience, including:
- Curanderismo an Essential Aspect of Tejano Culture
- Con Un Pie en Cada Lado: Ethnicities and the Genealogy of Nuevo Santander Ranching Communities
- Forgotten Tejano Heroes of the Texas Revolution
- Genealogical Research at the Texas General Land Office
- United Communities: The Evidence
- Twelve Things Everyone Should Know About Texas
- Primeras Familias Pobladoras del Sur de Texas y Norte de Tamaulipas
- Basics of Hispanic Research
- The Role of Music in South Texas Culture
- Conversos on the Rio Grande Frontier
- Helping you Discover Your Hispanic Ancestors: Genealogical Research in Spain
- La Familia de la Garza en el norte de Nuevo Santander
- El Censo de la Nueva Viscaya en 1604
- Fondos Documentales del Archivo General e Historico del Estado de Tamaulipas
- How Crypto-Jews in the Hispanic Community Lost Identity
Conference registration is $75 and must be paid by Sep. 11. Banquets and other events have additional fees, as listed on a registration form available in PDF format may be obtained at http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com/uploads/Conference_Registration_form_October_11-14__2012.pdf.
More information is available on the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic and Genealogical Society web site at http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com/.
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