Come and listen to Maria Theresa Hernandez PhD presentation "Conversos: A Secret Past". For some families, identity contains a hidden surprise.
One of the earliest groups of crypto-Jews, or conversos, was brought to North America by Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva in the 16th century and populated northern Mexico and southern Texas. Some abandoned allegiance to Judaism, gradually losing knowledge of their Jewish identity.
Others held on to their beliefs and traditions, making modifications in forms of worship. Discover how families are uncovering centuries of secrets and redefining their cultural and ethnic identity today.
The presentation will be April 14 at 2:00 PM at the Speer Memorial Library located at 801 E. 12th St. in Mission Texas. There is no cost to attend and it is open to the public.
Here is our program:
- 2:00 PM - Greet and Meet - Talk About Genealogy
- 2:15 PM - Presentation "Conversos: A Secret Past" - by Marie Theresa Hernandez PhD
- 3:10 PM - Open Registration if Anyone wants to become a member of Las Villas del Norte
- 3:20 PM - Networking time to meet each other and talk about research.
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We hope to see you there and will be glad if you can make it.
You Can't Make it to this Presentation?
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