EDINBURG, Texas — Nov. 21, 2017 —The Museum of South Texas History, a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, welcomes Mary Ozuna Torres, the president of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society, to present “Researching Your Hispanic Ancestry” on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.
The presentation will cover the basics of Hispanic genealogical research and how to get started, organize data and find available records related to genealogy. Torres will also provide a brief overview of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Torres, a native of Harlingen, earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from St. Edward's University in Austin. After 30 years with the State of Texas, she retired and began researching her family history, and has traced some of her ancestry back to Mexico in the 1700s. Currently, she writes a weekly column for the Valley Morning Star, "Harlingen Happenings." Torres has presented programs on genealogy for local organizations at the Texas State Genealogical Society's Annual Conference and at the 2016 Rootstech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sunday Speakers Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.