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03 May 2010

Ethnic Series Workshop - Primeros Pasos: How to Look for Your Latino Ancestors

Saturday, June 19, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2,
Oakland, California

The society's ethnic series continues with a workshop for beginning genealogists who need assistance with research in Spanish speaking countries. Join Ellen Fernandez-Sacco as she presents three talks.

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Brief History of the Spanish Empire’s Government and Its Influence on Other Spanish Speaking Countries.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Researching Catholic Church Records.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Break for lunch. Bring a brown bag or purchase at a local restaurant.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Searching Websites and Other Resources.

The workshop is open and free to all. Preregistration is required. Please note that seating is limited to the first fifteen who register.

Register online.

Ellen Fernandez-Sacco’s involvement with genealogy started in 1999, when she began researching the oral history of her family in Moca, Puerto Rico. She has traced her background to Mallorca and Galicia, Spain and is also of Taino Amerindian descent. She has a Ph.D. in Art History and is a co-founder and chair of Sociedad Ancestros Mocanos, a Yahoo! Group, whose focus is the genealogy and oral history of Northwest Puerto Rico.

Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


Unknown said...

Big, important topic. I hope we're getting the word out.... Yeah, Ellen!

Anonymous said...

I want to be Ellen's mini me! I found so much info using Ellen's guidance via 3 emails. I would not have found these valuable resources on my own. I can only imagine what I'd learn through her workshop. Come speak in Charleston!