Spanish American 
Genealogical Association

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Conference events:   

  • Registration masters Minerva, Alicia (SAGA secretary, and Melinda).
    Registration masters Minerva, Alicia (SAGA secretary, and Melinda).
  • Radio host Alicia Gallegos interviewing a presenter, Jose A. Lopez on her radio show on Majic 104.9.
    Radio host Alicia Gallegos interviewing a presenter, Jose A. Lopez on her radio show on Majic 104.9.
  • Moises listens intently to visitors at his vendor table.
    Moises listens intently to visitors at his vendor table.
  • SAGA conference attendees attending the President's Thursday evening reception.
    SAGA conference attendees attending the President's Thursday evening reception.
  • Rebeca Barrera and Merri Gutierrez presented ideas from their cultural story-booking kits.
    Rebeca Barrera and Merri Gutierrez presented ideas from their cultural story-booking kits.
  • Rebeca and Merri present their kits.
    Rebeca and Merri present their kits.
  • Moises Garza and Crispin Rendon sharing their DNA project update.
    Moises Garza and Crispin Rendon sharing their DNA project update.
  • Leila Flores and Carol Vigil entertain the attendees with corridos and stories of the Adelitas.
    Leila Flores and Carol Vigil entertain the attendees with corridos and stories of the Adelitas.
  • Dr. Dell Sanchez from San Antonio presented intriguing infromation about the hidden signs of our possible Jewish heritage.
    Dr. Dell Sanchez from San Antonio presented intriguing infromation about the hidden signs of our possible Jewish heritage.
  • Presentation on Spanish surnames and family crests.
    Presentation on Spanish surnames and family crests.
  • Dr. Brian Stauffer from GLO presents information on Spanish Land Grant records.
    Dr. Brian Stauffer from GLO presents information on Spanish Land Grant records.
  • A colorful Judge Ed Butler speaks to the crowd about the Spanish contributions to the American Revolution.
    A colorful Judge Ed Butler speaks to the crowd about the Spanish contributions to the American Revolution.
  • SAGA officers and members at the registration table.
    SAGA officers and members at the registration table.
  • Dr. Brian Stauffer presents information from the GLO at a well-attended session.
    Dr. Brian Stauffer presents information from the GLO at a well-attended session.
  • Carmelinda Garcia (L) SAGA member/volunteer  purchases the first book from fellow San Diegoan and author Alfredo Cardenas.
    Carmelinda Garcia (L) SAGA member/volunteer purchases the first book from fellow San Diegoan and author Alfredo Cardenas.
  • A Coprus Christi sunrise.
    A Coprus Christi sunrise.
  • Dr. Javier Villarreal shares his information on English and Spanish languages:  Spanglish - Languages and Cultures in Contact.
    Dr. Javier Villarreal shares his information on English and Spanish languages: Spanglish - Languages and Cultures in Contact.
  • SAGA's trusty Treasurer, Fidencio Lopez, keeping records of all the transactions.
    SAGA's trusty Treasurer, Fidencio Lopez, keeping records of all the transactions.
  • SAGA President Sara Flores enjoying one of the workshops.
    SAGA President Sara Flores enjoying one of the workshops.
  • There's always a good time in South Texas for some pan dulce!
    There's always a good time in South Texas for some pan dulce!
  • Unveiling of the portrait of Dr. Clotilde Garcia, presented to her family.
    Unveiling of the portrait of Dr. Clotilde Garcia, presented to her family.
  • April Garner from the THC shares information on Texas Heritage Travel.
    April Garner from the THC shares information on Texas Heritage Travel.
  • Hugo Berlanga visiting with SAGA members Servando Caballero, Vangie and Armando Chapa.
    Hugo Berlanga visiting with SAGA members Servando Caballero, Vangie and Armando Chapa.
  • SAGA member Eliza manning the SAGA table, where family crests and journals could be purchased.
    SAGA member Eliza manning the SAGA table, where family crests and journals could be purchased.
  • Dr. Carolina Crimm elaborates on her topic.
    Dr. Carolina Crimm elaborates on her topic.
  • O.B. Garcia introduces distinguished scholar Don Fernando Munoz Altea (R) Altea explains the developement of family crests and the origins of Spanish surnames.  His assistant Ignacio Narro translates the presentation.
    O.B. Garcia introduces distinguished scholar Don Fernando Munoz Altea (R) Altea explains the developement of family crests and the origins of Spanish surnames. His assistant Ignacio Narro translates the presentation.
  • Don Fernando Altea and his volumes of Spanish surnames and family crests.
    Don Fernando Altea and his volumes of Spanish surnames and family crests.
  • SAGA members enjoying a meal.
    SAGA members enjoying a meal.
  • Jose Antonio Lopez (L) visits with SAGA member Mario Lopez.
    Jose Antonio Lopez (L) visits with SAGA member Mario Lopez.
  • Dr. Javier Villarreal read Spanish poetry from Alfredo Cardenas'book of his father's poems, LA VOZ DE AMOR.
    Dr. Javier Villarreal read Spanish poetry from Alfredo Cardenas'book of his father's poems, LA VOZ DE AMOR.
  • John Vela and Mariachi Nuevo Royal entertains the banquet crowd.
    John Vela and Mariachi Nuevo Royal entertains the banquet crowd.
  • SAGA President Sara Flores (R) presenting a token of appreciation to Mrs. Canales, a granddaughter of Dr. Clotilde Garcia, conferencen honoree.
    SAGA President Sara Flores (R) presenting a token of appreciation to Mrs. Canales, a granddaughter of Dr. Clotilde Garcia, conferencen honoree.
  • Conference Chair Irma Caballero presents Moises Garza and Alfredo Cardenas awards for their work in genealogy and history.
    Conference Chair Irma Caballero presents Moises Garza and Alfredo Cardenas awards for their work in genealogy and history.
  • Award recipients Moises Garza, Alfredo Cardenas and Arnold Gonzalez.
    Award recipients Moises Garza, Alfredo Cardenas and Arnold Gonzalez.
  • SAGA members Alicia, Graciela, and O.B. at the banquet.
    SAGA members Alicia, Graciela, and O.B. at the banquet.
  • Saturday night banquet.
    Saturday night banquet.
Registration masters Minerva, Alicia (SAGA secretary, and Melinda).
Registration masters Minerva, Alicia (SAGA secretary, and Melinda).

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