The four-day conference is set for October 22-25 at the Courtyard by Marriott in San Juan Miramar.
The website is only in Spanish, but the Google translation into English for each page is pretty good. The conference logo is very impressive (above left).
Tracing the Tribe is including this event because Puerto Rico attracted Sephardic Converso families. Only recently have their descendants begun research their family histories. While no topic (below) specifically covers the Converso, Sephardic or Jewish families, it is likely that the topics on coffee and sugar may address this, as will others.
Through the presentation of a series of lectures by historians and genealogists, the conference will illustrate how they complement both disciplines. Genealogy, or the study of family composition and history, and studying the events that put these families in a time and a particular space.
The conference will demonstrate new ways - and through a personal and family approach of the speakers - an understanding of Puerto Rican society through different periods and illustrate how, through family studies, one can arrive at a novel approach to historiographical research. The public will have the opportunity to hear the findings of researchers who will demonstrate case studies as examples where connections are made among pedigree studies and the history of our people.
Ponce de Leon in the conquest of America: The case of Juan Gonzalez Ponce de Leon
The sugar oligarchy and their relationships. Puerto Rico (1540-1612)
Service records: Records of Puerto Rican soldiers in the Spanish archives
Immigration and socio-economic development in Aguadilla (1816-1840)
Genealogy and History: The descendants of Juan Antonio Marin and Eugenia Maldonado
Guayama 1871: The aftermath of a slave society
The French and slaves in the 19th century
Guayama 1871: the aftermath of a slave society
Female migration to Puerto Rico in the Revolutionary period (1791-1848)
Subversive power: Abuse and religious divorce in Puerto Rico (1819-1827
Puerto Rican Memory: Guiding families in the Yauco-Guayanilla region (XVlll-XX)
Approach to legimization of offspring in the 19th century.