Hispanic and Latin American Genealogy 2022

March 10th, 2022 by Roger Prince

Hispanic and Latin American Genealogy

There are ten lectures in the Hispanic and Latin American Track.

Wed 25 May 10:00 a.m.
Las Leyes de California: Spanish Colonial Laws and Records they Produced Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Thu 26 May 9:30 a.m. Caravajal Family:  Spain, Portugal, New Spain, Great Salt Lake, New York City, London and Beyond W. Todd Knowles, AG and Edgie E. Donakey
Thu 26 May 11:00 a.m. Getting Started with Portuguese Genealogy Margaret R. Fortier, CG
Thu 26 May 4:00 p.m. Crypto-Jews:  Their History and influence from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas W. Todd Knowles, AG and Edgie E. Donakey
Fri 27 May 8:00 a.m.
The Fundamentals for Researching Hispanic Genealogy
Lynn Turner, AG
Fri 27 May 9:30 AM Afro-Latinx in Nineteenth-Century California
Janice Lovelace, PhD
Fri 27 May 11:00 AM Catholic Parish Records: The Backbone for Research in the Hispanic World Debbie Gurtler, AG
Fri 27 May  2:30 PM Spanish Catholic Marriage Records:  From Pre-Marriage Investigations to the Marriage Sacrament
Lynn Turner, AG
Sat 28 May  9:30 AM California Historic Missions and Their Records
Debbie Gurtler, AG
Sat 28 May  2:30 PM The Same But Different:  Research in South America
Debbie Gurtler, AG



L. to R. Edgie Donakey, Margaret Fortier and Debbie Gurtler

L. to R. Todd Knowles, Janice Lovelace, Judy Russell and Lynn Turner

Edgie E. Donakey, deputy chief genealogical officer at FamilySearch, works with societies and organizations globally while mentoring the next generation of genealogists.

Margaret R. Fortier, CG, researcher, lecturer, and writer, has expertise in immigration and naturalization, particularly for Portuguese, Italian, and French Canadian ancestors.

Debbie Gurtler, AG, is employed by FamilySearch as the manager of the Latin America/Southern Europe and German/Slavic teams at the FHL.

W. Todd Knowles, AG,  deputy chief genealogical officer at FamilySearch, specializes in English and Jewish research.  Todd compiles the Knowles Collection–records of over 1.4 million people.

Janice Lovelace, PhD is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and author of the NGS continuing education course African American Roots:  A Historical Perspective.

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist, provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law, history,  and genealogy come together.

Lynn Turner, AG, is the assistant director of the FHL.  He has been accredited in Spanish research since 2006.