The 33rd Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference: Los Caminos del Rio is schedule to take place on South Padre Island, Texas, from October 11-14 and from the Agenda promises to be a great event. The event will feature informative speakers, tours, sightseeing and plenty of networking functions.

The conference is held in a different Texas location each year and genealogist from outside of Texas also attend. Crispin Rendon who specializes in Spanish research and genetic genealogy and will attend this year’s conference on San Padre Island.

There are topics of interest to genealogists and family historians of all levels of experience as follows:

  • 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. All fees for tours and banquet must also be paid by Sep. 11. Contact Annie Barrera at 956-454-9419 or Ofelia Olsson at orolsson@rgv.rr.com with questions.

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