Cloud Computing for Genealogy and Starting Research in Mexican Ancestry

March 9th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Cloud Computing for Genealogy: Applications, Strategies, and Workflows


TIME & DATE: Thursday, 03 May, 2018, 11 a.m.

The list of cloud computing applications relevant to genealogists is constantly growing and changing. Colleen Greene, MLIS, will look at cloud-based tools that are particularly useful for storing, organizing, sharing, and collaborating on your genealogy research and society operations.

Find out strategies for selecting the right tools to fit your needs, and learn how to suggested workflows can improve your productivity and safeguard your research.

This lecture will help you:
• Become more comfortable with the potential of cloud computing.
• Familiarize you with a selection of cloud-based applications that can improve your and your genealogical society’s productivity.
• Develop a strategy for selecting the right cloud-based tools to meet your needs.

An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors


TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May, 2018, 8 a.m.

In this lecture, Colleen introduces key U.S. records and strategies for identifying when and where your Mexican ancestors immigrated to the United States, strategies for identifying their hometown in Mexico. It will also provide an overview of the main Mexican record types available online for tracing family lines further back in Mexico. This class is ideal for anyone new to Mexican research, as well as those still relatively new to genealogy in general.

This lecture will cover how to:
• Gain familiarity with the record collections, websites, and tools available for tracing your Mexican family history.
• Find out where you can learn more and get help.
• Learn how even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.

ABOUT: Colleen E. Greene, MLIS, is a librarian, web developer, and college educator with twenty years of genealogy experience. She has expertise in Mexican and Hispanic research, and emerging technologies.