Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hispanic Family History and Genealogy Conference at the FHL

I really wanted to get to marriage dispensations, however, I promised that I would update update everyone about the annual Hispanic Family History and Genealogy Conference at the Family History Library when I got more first things first.

I sat in on a planning meeting for the conference and the final schedule should be set. Here is what you can expect...

Friday, October 19th
  • 8am - Finding and Using Hispanic Sources that Tell the Story (4 hrs) by Dr. George R. Ryskamp
  • 1pm - Research Before 1650 in Spain and Mexico (4 hrs) by Dr. George R. Ryskamp
Saturday, October 20th
  • 10am
    • Cómo empezar por Leandro Soria
    • Buscando antepasados Mexicanos en el internet por Lynn Turner, AG
    • Introducción del por Elder Orrantia (missionary serving in the FHL)
    • How to begin Spanish language research by Candela Romero
    • Usando el IGI y otros indices en la investigación genealogica por Dr. George R. Ryskamp
  • 11am
    • Censo Mexicano de 1930 por Ruth Gomez Schirmacher, AG
    • PAF - principantes por Elder Orrantia
    • Registros parroquiales y civiles por Lynn Turner, AG
    • Investigación en archivos nacionales de España y Latinoamerica por Dr. George R. Ryskamp
    • Parish and Civil Registration Records by Peggy Ryskamp, CG
  • Lunch - (not provided)
  • 1pm
    • Archivos municipales por Dr. George R. Ryskamp
    • Como preparar nombres para Templeready por Elder Orrantia
    • How to read Spanish records by Lynn Turner, AG
    • Como leer y entender los registros por Ruth Gomez Schirmacher, AG
    • Como hacer mas interesante su historia familiar por Karina Morales
  • 2pm
    • Helping people overcome obstacles by Jennifer Kerns
    • FamilySearch Indexing en Español por Ruth Gomez Schirmacher, AG
    • Como usar y entender catalogos de los archivos por Lynn Turner, AG
    • Genealogia y la geografia de Mexico por Peggy Ryskamp, CG
    • Como usar el catalogo de la Biblioteca de Historia Familiar por Irene Jimenez
  • 3pm
    • Consultas de investigacion genealogica - Time given to conference attendees to do some of their own research and get some help from conference instructors.
The conference will be free, however, the FHL would like people to register for the classes before attending. You can register via email ( or telephone (801 240 4950). The schedule might change a little. To keep current with any changes visit the Family History Library Monthly Class Schedules.

Please let others know...and get as many people there as possible. The more conference attendees the better the chances that the 'conference' will turn into a semi-annual event. Note: all classes will be taught in Spanish, unless the title is in English.

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