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Victor Corrales

¿Habla español? – Break Down the Language Barrier on Hispanic Research

Reading records in a foreign language could be intimidating, but that should not be the case for Spanish. This lecture will introduce the researcher to basic tools and techniques to bring the Español brick wall down. Learn about naming conventions, spelling traditions and basic techniques to extract information from vital records (civil and ecclesiastical). This lecture is ideal for people without previous knowledge of Spanish that would like to research ancestors in Spain, Mexico or South America.