Yesterday September the 21st I attended the McAllen Library’s Genealogy Program. Julia Reed had invited the RGV Hispanic Genealogy Society to make a presentation due to it being the National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The presentation was conducted in the library’s auditorium and to my surprise the presenters where none other than Mary Torres and Ofelia Olsson. Two readers of and good friends of We Are Cousins. It was a pleasure to finally meet them in person since we had been exchanging emails from time to time. Continue reading
Earlier this month I received an email from Ofelia Olsson. Ofelia is the ex-president of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society and is currently the editor for their Newsletter. Attached to her email she had the current Newsletter for the month of July. Continue reading
Just wanted to let everyone know about the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society.If you are looking to join a society near the Harlingen Texas are they are the perfect fit. Here is a little more information about them.
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Their Mission statement is as follows:
The purpose of the RGV Hispanic Genealogical Society is to promote interest in Hispanic Genealogy and to assist its members engaged in genealogical research. Said purposes are to be accomplished through: soliciting and arranging for public funds and private contributions to be utilized in the furtherance of the Corporation; to encourage interested persons to pursue and preserve genealogical information; to provide opportunities to share Hispanic genealogical information and experiences; to collect, protect and preserve public and private Hispanic genealogical information records and to make such records available for research; to acquire Hispanic Hispanic historical data and resources and make them available to the public and the genealogical community; to accept donations, services, and materials to be used for any activity which will be of service to the genealogical society.
If anyone is interested check their website out you can do so using the following link http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com. I came across this website a few days ago.. They will also be hosting the 33rd Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference Los Caminos del Rio at South Padre Island, Texas October 11 – 14 , 2012. You can register at their website. Here you can see who the speakers will be: http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com/uploads/Speakers_Page.pdf