July 4, 2018

29th GSHA Annual Conference In Pueblo, Colorado
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29th GSHA Annual Conference In Pueblo, Colorado is fast approaching. It will be from August 17 through the 19th.

I am also happy to announce that I will be presenting at this conference. So if you live in Colorado make sure to attend or drop by to say hi.

Below is more information by Frank Dominguez (post at GSHA Facebook Group) about this conference.

29th GSHA Annual Conference In Pueblo, Colorado

Here is an important announcement from our 2018 GSHA conference committee:

Tentative Agenda: (Subject to change)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Available tours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – More details to follow in the June newsletter.

  • El Pueblo Museum $3
  • Steelworks Museum, CF&I $3
  • Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center and Museum $4
  • Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum $7
  • Hose No. 3 Fire Museum – Group rate TBD
  • Colorado Prison Museum at Canon City – $5 (need at least fifteen people to get the group rate)
  • 1:00 p.m. Vendors will start setting up
  • 2:00 p.m. Registration commences; Raffle tickets will go on sale! Vendors will be open; New Mexico Collection will be available for researching.
  • 6:00 p.m. Reception social hour with refreshments; Entertainment TBA
  • 7:00 p.m. Welcome by GSHA President Paul Gomez; Introduction of Phyllis Zamora, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce; Introduction of VIPs and special guests and speakers followed by:
    Icebreaker: Networking game to get to know those attending the conference and to discover how many people you are related to you. It will be fun! Announcements.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

(presentations will allow for a ten-minute Q&A session)

  • 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Doors open for vendors, registration, networking, continental breakfast
  • 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. “Genealogy for Beginners” workshop (Vera Estrada)
  • 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. – Introduction of GSHA board, chapter presidents, and special guests
  • 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. – Three – Twelve-minute Lightning bolt presentations on maps, migrations, and destinations. (Presenters TBA)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – The Cartographic Roots of Colorado by Wes Brown, founder of The Rocky Mountain Map Society.
  • 11:00 – 12:00 noon – Your Choice: Network, check out vendors, research in the library’s New Mexico Collection, view exhibits, choice of two workshops: Tips for using Ancestry com; Best practices to organize your genealogy research (both the paper and DNA trail);. (Presenters: Evan Christiansen; Phyllis Miranda)
  • 12:00 noon 1:15 – Lunch will be provided; an opportunity to network, buy merchandise, browse through library resources; use the computer lab Tentative Schedule (continued)
  • 1:15 – 2:30 Annual Meeting Announcements of raffle winners for DNA kits. Buy your tickets early!
    2:45 – 3:45 – Presentation by Miguel Torrez; Subject will be Our Link to Genizaros. Miguel was one of the people featured in the New York Times a few months ago about this fascinating topic.
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Opportunity to network, purchase merchandise, research, use computer lab or attend two workshops on resources at the LDS Family History Library in Utah and how to best use Family Search and their free database with millions of records presented by Arturo Cuellar, researcher at the LDS library; another workshop will cover the use of social media to further your genealogy such as using Facebook, blogs, Instagram, and Pinterest by Moises Garza, founder of We are Cousins.
  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Last minute shopping, networking and time to get ready for the banquet and preparation for those who will participate in the “Dress as your Ancestor” contest.
    6:30 p.m. – Social Hour; entertainment TBA
  • 7:00 – Dinner Banquet
  • 8:00 p.m. The Utah Chapter will be presented with their Charter as our newest chapter followed by La Marcha led by Corrine Tafoya, a parade of those who have dressed as their ancestors. Judging will take place and winners will be announced Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, August 19

  • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Vendors will be open; networking; coffee and doughnuts
  • 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. – Presentation on basic information about DNA testing; Different companies to use; cost; which test is best for you. (Moises Garza)
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manuel Garcia y Griego, University of New Mexico. Dr. Garcia’s received his AB in History from Princeton; his MA in Demography from El Colegio de Mejico and his Ph. D in History from the University of California. Currently, he is a professor of History at UNM and the director of the Land Grant Studies Program. Dr. Garcia y Griego will speak on the subject of the aftermath and implications of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This year is the 175th anniversary of the treaty being signed.
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Noon – Virginia Sanchez, Genealogist, and Author of several books including Los Cucharenos. Virginia’s topic will be, “Displaced in Place,” about how and why part of northern New Mexico became part of Colorado. A paper on this topic co-authored by her and UNM Professor Phillip Gonzales will be published in the New Mexico Historical Review in September.
  • 12 Noon – 1:15 – Lunch on your own. The conference committee is working on having food vendor trucks available. Last chance to purchase from vendors and buy raffle tickets.
  • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Intermediate DNA – This presentation will focus on what to do after you’ve taken your DNA test; what questions to ask; How to use GEDmatch to optimize your matches with those who have used different companies. While this session is for those who have already taken their DNA, those of you who are thinking about it will see the advantages of having it done. (Speaker being confirmed).
  • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Break and refreshments
  • 3:30 p.m. – Closing ceremonies TBA

All activities except for tours will take place at the Rawlings library. Most presentations will take place on the 4th floor in the Infozone and Ryals room. The vendors and raffle booth will on the 4th-floor foyer and exhibits on the 3rd floor. The computer lab will be open both days. If you have any questions call Charlene (719-214-7253) Jeanette (520) 490-9449 or Bob (719) 231-8708.

Location of conference: Pueblo City-County Library District 100 E. Abriendo, Pueblo, Colorado 81004

Hotel info: Courtyard by Mariott Pueblo Downtown, 110 West 1st St. City Center Drive, Pueblo, Colorado 81004 Reservation number: 866-706-7815.

Register for the 29th GSHA Annual Conference In Pueblo, Colorado

You can register at their registration page: http://www.gsha.net/conference/registration/

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post I will be making a couple of presentations, so let me know if you will be attending the 29th GSHA Annual Conference In Pueblo, Colorado.

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About the author 

Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. 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 www.moisesgarza.com.

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  1. I lived in Albuquerque, New México for four years, from 2010 to 2014 when there was much violence in México. While living there I read a very Interesting article of The University of New México about a research being done on a special kind of breast cancer found in Spanic women of Colorado. It said it is a cancer genetically inherited by Jewish people. It explained how Spanish Crypto-Jews came to America escaping the Inquisition. Now I live in Monterrey, N.L. and read in a new history book of Nuevo Leôn, of recent edition (Fondo de Cultura Económica) that at the time of Luis Carvajal y de la Cueva (of Jewish origins) a contingent of his people left to colonize what is now New Mexico and Colorado.

  2. Hi, Moises!! I will be attending the Conference In Pueblo. (It would be a shame to miss it as Pueblo is my home!) I have been researching my family’s beginnings for about ten years and still have so much to learn.
    I am looking forward to seeing you there!!
    Somos Primos!!
    Rachel Romero Maria

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