About the Program
Researching Your Hispanic Ancestors
This presentation is based on Letty Rodella’s years of research using on-line Hispanic archives which date back to the 1500’s. Letty will explain the basic steps she uses and will present copies of actual documents found using those steps. She will provide tips for reading the many nuances found in those documents; will offer suggestions for finding the previous generation; and will provide a list of the main resources available for researching Hispanic ancestors.
Letty Rodella is a retired educator having spent 42 years in the educational field. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso and received a Master’s Degree from Cal State Fullerton. Letty served in various capacities during her educational career including teacher, administrator, and independent educational consultant. Her love of genealogy started 18 years ago, covers the present and moves back in history to her ancestors of the early 1500s, those who settled in what is now Texas and New Mexico. Letty is President of SHHAR, the Society of Hispanic Historical & Ancestral Research.