The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to a two-part genealogy workshop, “Discover Your Past with Esther Camacho,” at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 24.
This two-part genealogy workshop will provide participants with knowledge about genealogy research and tools.
The first workshop scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, will cover the basics on beginning genealogical research including how to start a family tree using a standardized worksheet, which will be used in the following workshop.
Participants will be asked to conduct family tree research and reconvene at 1 p.m. Sept. 24, the second part of the genealogy workshop. During the second workshop, participants will receive knowledge about resources readily available online for research. Camacho will also be available to answer any questions about conducting family tree research.
Camacho is a South Texas librarian, genealogist and historical researcher. She has been active in genealogical research for more than 35 years and has presented at local organizations and state conferences on a variety of topics including beginners’ genealogy, Hispanic research, cemetery research, and local history. Camacho holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.
The genealogy workshop is included in the regular museum admission fees, and FRIENDs of MOSTHistory receive free admission as part of their FRIENDship benefits.
This program is made possible by the generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was committed to educational causes in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created by her family to honor her memory and to continue providing educational opportunities for the community.
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