Mi Gente Estuvo Aqui También (My People Were Here Too)
Many members of the Latino diaspora are not aware of the plethora of resources available to connect them to their history. As the Puerto Rican diaspora made its way to the U.S. mainland, it was—and continues to be—normal for people to experience a breakdown in physical connections to one’s family as a result of geographical distance. For many, the focus shifted to providing for basic family needs. But the heart of the diaspora has endured and a sense of patria (connection to one’s homeland) is ever-present.
Join the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and professional genealogist Irisneri Alicea Flores for a talk to teach people methods of discovering their own familial history, particularly those with Latino heritage. Ms. Flores will guide attendees to the resources that are available to them at little to no cost and will teach participants how to do their research and begin work on their family tree.
This is a free, online event held via Zoom. Registration is required. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.