Who are we?
The Gilbert Patiño
Library and Research Center
If you have not already registered.
Here is another incentive to say YES to San Antonio, September 27th
thru the 30th!
Yes, the 30th! Many of you have asked why we are not doing something
on Sunday like our last Conference in San Antonio. So we have
Mass at St. Mary's Church located at 202 N. St Mary's St., San Antonio,
Wait a Minute the Holiday Inn Riverwalk is at
217 N. St Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Yes, Mass will be held right across the Street,
Come see the second oldest Church in San Antonio
which was built for the Germans, Irish and Americans
That is NOT ALL!
The Battle of Medina Historical Society
Will provide Tours of the Battle Field
Each tour is limited to 5 or 6 persons, lunch on your own
The Battle of Medina is planning on providing two tours on
Sunday and two
more on Monday for people who are interested.
Tour cost is $25 per person-Register at the Conference
The Van Tours will have limited walking, but walking shoes are
Bring a hat.
Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference
Sponsored by the Los Bexareños
Genealogical and Historical Society
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
Fellow Historians, Genealogists, and History Buffs, Please
join us in San Antonio for the 39th Annual Hispanic Genealogical, and
Historical Conference. This upcoming event will take place on September
27th, 28th, and 29th, during the 300th Anniversary of San Antonio's Founding
Celebration. Early registration begins now until May 1st. The reduced rate
for the Holiday Inn River Walk applies for two days prior and two days after
our conference, if you chose to extend your stay in our beautiful city.
Take this opportunity to visit our Historical Missions, which
have been named a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO. Take a dinner barge down
the beautiful San Antonio River as you dine with friends and learn some
historical facts from your Barge Captain.
Our conference will have 30 sessions with some of the most
renowned Genealogists and noted Historians. We will have instructional
sessions for beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogists, and discuss
the importance of collecting oral histories.We are also providing discounts
on your DNA so that you can bring your results with you, and discuss it with
an expert. Bring your family trees or genealogy records and discover new "Primos"
while extending our tree at our Sobremesa after dinner on Friday night.
Saturday Evening Banquet Speaker will be:
Dr. Emilio Zamora
Associate Professor with the School of information Science with a courtesy
appointment in the Department of History and associate status in the Center
of Mexican American Status at the University of Texas at Austin
Topic: Texas Colonial - Mexican Time Period
Friday 28, 2018
The French Connection to the Alamo
|Ricky D. Reyes
The Four Directions of the Universe Prayer from the Secrete
Wisdom of a Yaqui Mestizo Healer
||Dr. Javier Villarreal
His presentation follow the road taken by the Spanish language in
the Americas. It will explain the results of language contact,
initially, in the Antilles, later betwenn Spanish and Nahuatl (the
language of the Aztecs) in Mexico. He will explain how language
expansion occurs linguistic and cultural environment. It concludes
with a discussion on the vitality of Aztec words that have survived
and thrived in today's Spanish and English.
Dr. Frank de la Teja Ph.D.
"The Other Seguín: Don Erasmo and the birth of Modern Texas."
Description: While Juan gets the lion's share of attention among the
Seguíns of San Antonio, the story of his father, Erasmo, is no less
compelling and full of hard choices over loyalties and adversity.
Mostly known for escorting Stephen F. Austin into Texas in the
summer of 1821, Erasmo's role during the Mexican War of Independence
era and the early Mexican national
period are largely unknown. This talk
attempts to deal with the conflicting loyalties and responsibilities
faced by Erasmo and how his experience. shaped history
Family Tree DNA
decided to try DNA testing to help break through your genealogical
brick walls, but all those test descriptions read like they’re
written in a foreign language. What can you really expect from
testing? What test should you take? Who should you test? What does
it all mean? In this talk, Janine Cloud explains DNA testing for
genealogy in simple terms
Executive Director of the Camino Real de Los Tejas, will bring us
up to date on ongoing research projects that shed light on various
aspects of the trail's history, has allowed historic sites to be
recognized as official trail resoures.
Anthony Delgado & Joe Arciniega
The Interview (Dramatic presentation on Texas History)
Early Ranching Women of the San Antonio and Guadalupe River
Alex Baez tells the tell the story of their grandfather “Memoirs”
written in his own hand. The story of the grandfather’s migration
from Spain to Monterrey. Beginning in 1834. The grandfather shared
personal philosophies about life.
|Dr. Carolina Castillo
The Story of General Bernado de Galvez and how Tejanos became Sons
of the American Revolution and resulted in victory for the
Research resources available at the San Antonio Library Texana
The Evolution of the Tejanos:
500 years in the Americas and 300 years in Texas. Discusing the
First Families of Bexar 1716-1730
Art Martinez de
Vara & Norma Langwell
Jose Sierra Sr.
The presentation deals with the who, what, where, when and why Texas
Spanish and Mexican Land Grants were stolen from Tejano ancestors
after 1848 and will discuss U.S. reparation of those lands.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
History of Women Religious in Laredo.
He will discuss his research on of Sephardic Jews in Texas and
Mexico and what is the meaning of this renaissance and where do
Hispanics with Sephardic ancestry go from here.
|Angel of Goliad
Preserving the Memory of an Incredible Lady.
Elena Laborde y Pérez
Author of the hottest selling book “Objective: Salvar Vidas: Mexico
en Madrid, 1936” of Mexican Involvement in the Spanish Civil War.
She is a descendant of 1716 families of Bexar and author about her
grandfather who was governor of Coahuila, founder of a political
party, presidential candidate and ambassador of Mexico to Spain
where he saved lives during the Spanish Revolution.
Author of “Patriots from the Barrio.” The Story of Company E, 141st
Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II.
The unit consisted of men from El Paso, San Antonio & other Texas
towns. Film rights have been sold for a movie.
The Cristero War. The persecution of Catholics in Mexico. This was
a popular uprising against the anti-Catholic Mexican government 1926
Lic. Maria de
Nace en el Distrito Federal. Es licenciada en Antropología e
Historia con especialidad en Etnohistoria, enfocándose en Historia
Oral. Tiene la maestría en Historia por la UNAM y es cronista de la
Delegación Benito Juárez.
Bill Millet - film director & co-producer of the Music Soundtrack -
had an imaginative and original way to illustrate the synthesis of a
vast and detailed history of
Spanish Texas that has never been
revealed to the public in Film.
involved in film production from California will participate in the
An unequal right to Bear Arms. State weapon laws and how regulations
targeted the non-white persons of Texas, particularly the male
slaves and Indians who posed a threat to the safety and social order
of white communities
||Lic. Miguel Angel Munos Borrego
His research will show a connection of the Borrego families that
brought ranching into northern Mexico. To include rancher Jose
Vasquez Borrego who crossed the Rio Grande near Laredo in 1750 and
Dr. Teresa Von Hoy
Presentations by several of her St. Mary’s University History
students who will present stories about their families in Texas,
primarily South Texas.
The author of over 38 books on Mexican Genealogy, the administrator
of The Mexican Genealogical Blog; and developer of the
WEARECOUSINS.website will present on current findings and research
||Art Martinez de Vara
"Mission Espada After Seclarization: 1794 - 2014"
He is a Texas historian, author and attorney. He was the grand Prize
Winner at the 2016 TSGS Book Awards for "Dios y Tejas: Essays on the
history of Von Ormy Texas" and the winner of the 2014 Presidio La
Bahia Award for "The Jose Franciso Ruiz Papers: Report on Indian
Tribes of Texas in 1828"
|Dr. David Carlson, Ph.D.
The Bexar County Archivist
que eres? History, Genealogy and Popular Culture viewed from the
Dr. Francis Galan
Professor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
“From Los Adaes to
the Alamo: The Significance of East Texas
to San Antonio’s
San Antonio celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding in
1718, this talk considers the ties that bound Adaeseños from East
Texas alongside Bexareños, Coahuiltecans, Apaches, and Comanches at
the three principal institutions that constituted the Alamo City’s
core identity of the missions, presidio, and town in its formative
years. Adaeseños infused a spirit of accommodation and rebellion
from the Texas-Louisiana border at Los Adaes and Nacogdoches to
South Texas, and vice-versa, as Tejanos became caught in
revolutionary movements for American, Mexican, and Texan
independence. In particular, family surnames such as Losoya,
Esparza, Carmona, and Tejeda are but a few who came to San Antonio
from Los Adaes while others traveled back and forth along the Camino
Real in search for opportunity, land, and
The well-known Genealogist who
many of us depend upon will speak on:
Exploring Mexican Catholic Marriage Records using FamilySearch.org
|Mary Ozuna Torres
The Harlingen Native write a weekly column for the Valley Morning
Star, will present the weaving of the story of the Molina and
related families of Revilla, Mexico and South Texas.
|Dr. Mary Jo Galindo, Ph.D.
La Orden Caballeros de America and the Legacy of Maria L.
Hernandez La Liga Pro Defensa Escolar demonstrations protesting the
discrimination in and deplorable conditions of public school for
Mexican children in the 1930's
Herrera de la Garza
He will discuss his book on the marriages that occurred in Burgos,
Tamaulipas from 1750 until 1860 which encompass such names such as
Adame, Balli, Cano, Flores, Garza, Gonzáles,
Guillén, Gutiérrez, Palacios, Treviño,
Professor Herrera is a faculty member of the Universidad de
Tamaulipas in Ciudad Victoria
Cindy A. Medina
The Administrator of the FB site “New Spain and Mexico” will talk
about the Dr. Hogan Book “Abraham Lincoln and Mexico”
M. E. Rios
M.E. Ríos is a genealogy enthusiast who is passionate about
connecting people with the history of northeastern México through
their genealogies. He has research experience in archives in México,
Spain, and the United States. His current research focuses on
tracing lineages of Jewish ancestry in northeastern México. He is
the project administrator for the Cohen de México Project on Family
Tree DNA, and has a forthcoming book on proving an unbroken maternal
lineage of Judeo-converso origin in northeastern México dating back
to 1495 in Spain and HOW that could affect YOU!