by Moises Garza

February 22, 2018

39th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Here is everything that you need to know about the upcoming 39th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference that will be held this year in San Antonio, Texas.

This year’s conference will be hosted by the Los Bexareños Genealogical and Historical Society. It will be on September 27-29, 2018 at the Holiday Inn on the River Walk located at 217 North St. Mary's Street in San Antonio, Texas 78205.

If you have never attended one of these conferences make sure to attend this one. I have attended for the past four years. The ones in McAllen, Laredo, Corpus Christ, and Austin.

They blew my mind, I had a ton of fun on all these conferences. I also got to make new friends and meet many people.

Well here is all you need to know about the conference so that you can start planning early.

I got my room a few months ago since I love staying at the hotel that the conference takes place. Don't forget to use the group code LBG to get a discounted rate.

Hotel and Room Information

Make your reservations early at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, September 27, 28, 29, 2018
217 North St. Mary's Street San Antonio, Texas 78205-2303 (800) 315-2621 or 210-224-2500  Group Code: LBG (code might not work, just tell them you will be attending the conference and if they could offer you a discount).

NOTE: I have been told that rooms may already be sold out, but it does not hurt to try. Or try to find a hotel that my be walking distance to this one.

Conference Registration Information

if you are planing on attending the 39th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference make sure to send in your conference registration before June 16, 2018 in order to get in at $69.00. After that date the late registration kicks in at $89.00 per person.

Please be aware that most of the time these fees are non refundable so make sure you are going.


Events for the 39th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference

The following are events that are going to happen and there is a fee to participate. 

Thursday (Sept 27):

Walking Tour of downtown S.A. (Sponsored by Canary Islanders)

Friday (Sept 28):

Opening Conference Reception 6 pm

River Barge Dinner/tour 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday (Sept 29):

They will have a a Sobremesa (banquet) on Saturday

Also searching for primos 8-10 pm and it will be free. The date for this is not mentioned but it might be throughout the conference.

Sunday (Sept 30)

Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral Located at 202 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX

The Battle of Medina Historical Society will provide tours of the battle field. Each tour is limited to 6 to 7 people, lunch on your own. Two tours on Sunday and two on Monday and it has a cost of $25.00 Walking shoes are recommended. View the Flyer


The following are the speakers for the conference. Keep in mind that this list is not final and speakers may be added or removed. You can print the PDF that I received here: 39th Conference Speakers

Friday (Sept 28):

  • Dr. Javier Villarreal Ph. D.
  • Becky Villarreal
  • Family Tree DNA
  • Dan Arellano
  • Ricky D. Reyes
  • Anthony Delgado and Joe Arciniega
  • Steven Gonzalez
  • J. De Leon
  • Dr. Milo Kearny
  • Jose Sierra Jr.
  • Marjorie Billa

Saturday (Sept 29):

  • Brennan Gardner Rivas
  • Frank de la Teja
  • Crispin Rendon
  • Dr. Teresa Van Hoy Ph. D.
  • Anthony Delgado
  • Ed Mata
  • Cindy Medina
  • Francis Galan Ph. D.
  • Margarita Araiza
  • Dr. David C. Carlson Ph. D.
  • Lic. MIguel Angel Borrego
  • Mary Jo. Galindo
  • Alicia Cantu O'Neal
  • Lic. Maria de Jesus Real Garcia Figueroa
  • The Angel of Goliad
  • Dr. Felix Almaraz Ph. D.
  • Dr. Caroline Crimm Ph. D.
  • Moises Garza
  • Art Martinez de Vera


If you are a vendor tables are going for $75.00 each. FYI, I will be a vendor and already got my table. So if you are interested in meeting me or buying any of my books look for me at the vendor section. 


In past conferences each attendee gets a program and it contains family memorials. If you would like to buy one for your family or loved ones you can do so by using this form:

More Information or Questions About the Conference

If you have questions about the 39th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference visit the Los Bexareños Genealogical and Historical Society for more information about the conference: Got to Website or Call 210-492-1699 or 210-735-8717

That's all I know about the conference. As I get more information I will update this post and share it on social media. Please take the time to join our mailing list.

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at

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  1. Moses: Need additional information regarding the banquet and the Saturday night dinner – Other than it being dinner – what else is going on?

    1. The Sobremesa is like what people do in Spain it is an after dinner gathering to talk and discuss things. The focus of the Sobremesa will be simple, coffee and pan dulce. The discussion will be centered on people sharing their genealogy with other and DNA to find Primos.

  2. Moises: What if we can make it to Saturday’s events, do we need to pay the $69 fee or is it a reduced fee for one day only?

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