An Introduction to Researching Hispanic Ancestry
This overview lecture covers foundation concepts common to those with ancestors from countries colonized by Spain, and key U.S. records and strategies for identifying their Latin American hometown. It also reviews the main online record collections for conducting Hispanic research. Even non-Spanish speakers can be successful at this research.
About Our 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, and also teaches an online graduate-level genealogical research methods course for San Jose State University. Colleen is a nationally recognized speaker and educator specializing in methodology, Mexican & Hispanic research, libraries and archives, technology, and society communications. Her Hispanic ancestors hail from Mexico, California, New Mexico, and Texas.