Course Thirteen – Fundamentals of Hispanic Genealogical Research

UpcomingCourse Thirteen – Fundamentals of Hispanic Genealogical Research

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    Course Thirteen $545.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
    March 6, 2021
  • Course Thirteen
    July 25, 2021 - July 30, 2021
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Course Thirteen — Fundamentals of Hispanic Genealogical Research

Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021

[Maximum: 30 students]

Course Coordinator

Lynn Turner, AG®

Description

The Spanish Empire covered areas of the world from as far East as the Philippines to North America and South America. This course will cover fundamental record types and methodologies to discover your Hispanic ancestors regardless where they lived in the Hispanic World. Topics will include specific record types and methodologies, Spanish paleography, and hands on case studies.

Prerequisites, textbooks, and other student information

Prerequisites:

1) Familiarity of Spanish language (fluency not required)

2) Familiarity of genealogical principles

Required textbooks:

Ryskamp, George R., Finding Your Hispanic Roots. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.  Chapters 5-13.

Course Schedule

Monday
10:30 – 11:00 Course Overview and Introductions (Turner)
11:00 – 12:15 Hispanic Genealogy Foundations (Greene)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Understanding Jurisdictions – Using Gazetteers, Ecclesiastical Guides, and Maps (Baird)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Spanish Paleography, part 1 (Greene)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Spanish Paleography, part 2 (Turner)
 
Tuesday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review – Finding Jurisdictions case study (Baird)
11:00 – 12:15 Catholic Parish Registers – Baptisms, Confirmations, Communions (Greene)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Catholic Parish Registers – Pre-marriage Investigations to Marriage Dispensations (Turner)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Catholic Parish Registers – Burials and Ordinations (Baird)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Census and Census Substitutes (Baird)
 
Wednesday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review – Catholic Parish Registers case study (Baird)
11:00 – 12:15 Civil Registration Records – Births, Marriages, and Deaths (Greene)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Immigration, Emigration, and Migration: Hispanics on the Move (Gurtler)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Introduction to Spanish Notarial Records (Turner)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Strategies for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors (Greene)
 
Thursday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review – Mexico case study (Greene)
11:00 – 12:15 Researching in the U.S. During the Spanish Colonial Era (Gurtler)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Research Techniques for Cuba and Dominican Republic (Baird)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Discovering Your Puerto Rican Ancestors (Gurtler)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Discovering Your Spanish Ancestry (Turner)
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:45 Research Basics for South America (Gurtler)
11:45 –12:00 Break
12:00 – 1:15 Course Recap (Turner)
1:15 – 1:30 Break
1:30 – 2:30 Questions and Answers (Turner)

 

Course Faculty

Lynn Turner, AG®, Course Coordinator
Brandon Baird, MEd, AG®
Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS
Debbie Gurtler, AG®

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