Thursday, September 16, 2010

Alfredo Pena to Speak at CVGS Fall Seminar on 2 October

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) Fall Seminar is on Saturday, 2 October from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Norman Park Senior Center (270 F Street in Chula Vista). Full program details are provided in CVGS Seminar -- Where Do We Go From Here?

Reservations must be paid in advance, and are $25 before 20 September (next Monday) and $30 after 20 September. CVGS needs to plan the luncheon, seating and handouts. Please register NOW!

Alfredo I. Pena will be one of the featured speakers at this seminar. His presentation will be:

* 2:30 PM - Coming to the New World After the Conquest, 1600-1900

Not everybody arrived in the New World at the same time with the conquistadors. Some of the Spanish families went to Mexico after the conquest. Find out which books and other sources can be used to find them.

Alfredo Pena's curriculum vitae:

Alfredo Ignacio Peña was born January 31, 1969 in Los Angeles,California. He has a degree in Graphic Design and has 25 years of experience with publications and advertising. He has worked with the Ahora-Now newspaper, Frontera San Diego newspaper, El Informador newspaper and with the PennySaver. Also, with the 107.7 FM radio station taking pictures of their events. He has experience designing publications, editorial design and advertising. Also reporting, photographer, covering events, and writing articles of interest for the newspaper. Also as an editor and public relations and promotions assistant. And he is also a member of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This experience has led him to start The Martel Group Advertising, an advertising agency.

Since 1986, Alfredo started to study his genealogy following a family tradition passed down for several generations and has been able to trace his ancestry all the way to Charlemagne. In 2003 joined CorGoMiUri, the family’s group of genealogists. He is also a member of the National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of the Valley of Mexico, Genealogical Society of Northern Mexico, Society of Hispanic Historical & Ancestral Research, the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Plazola Family page, is moderator for three of those associations and is working on his lineage papers to join several lineage and hereditary societies. His biography was recently featured in the June publication of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He's the director and founder of Ancestros, Investigaciones Genealógicas (genealogical investigations). He was invited by the San Diego Family History Center to collaborate with them and is now helping with the Hispanic/Mexican research and history section the first and fourth Thursday of every month.

Alfredo has written several articles on genealogy that have been published on-line. He is currently working along with two cousins on a book about families from the state of Jalisco and is scheduled to be published next year. There's another book he's writing by himself and is programmed to be published this summer.

1 comment:

reh ncw said...

Nice write up. Thank you Randy. I wish I was in town to promote it more. I would have loved to have included several friends. I will forward them your post and encourage them to come and bring friends.