Speaker-November 2020


 November 21, 2020

Colleen Greene

 “An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors”

Presented by: Colleen Robledo Greene

This overview lecture covers key U.S. records and strategies for determining when and where your Mexican ancestors immigrated, and for identifying their hometown in Mexico. It also reviews the main record collections for tracing those family lines further back in Mexico. This class is ideal for anyone new to researching their Mexican lines, as well as those still relatively new to genealogy in general, and many of the principles for using Catholic church records can be used for research in other countries as well. Learn how even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.

About the speaker: Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and web developer who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Literacy Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teaches an online graduate-level genealogical research methods course for San Jose State University. Colleen is a nationally recognized speaker and genealogy educator specializing in Mexican and Hispanic research; methodology; libraries and archives; and emerging technologies. She serves as a Director-at-Large for the National Genealogical Society. Colleen’s Hispanic ancestors hail from Mexico, California, New Mexico, and Texas, and she conducted research trips in Mexico and Spain in 2017. Colleen publishes a genealogy education blog at www.colleengreene.com

This month we will be offering our speaker’s presentation by webinar! More details and a link to register for the webinar will be emailed to all SOCCGS members.

Meeting Place: Online

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.