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Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — The Mexican National Archive (AGN): A Resource for Genealogists by Nefi Arenas Salazar, AG®

Register for Friday's Mexico Research Series webinar — The Mexican National Archive (AGN): A Resource for Genealogists by Nefi Arenas Salazar, AG®

Housed in an old prison, the Archivo General de la Nación (or AGN, General Archive of the Nation), is home for the historical memory of Mexico. Its origins date back to the late eighteenth century when a royal decree ordered the creation of an archive to preserve documentation from the Viceroyalty. Today, the documents at AGN are a genealogical treasure waiting to be discovered by a wider audience of researchers. In this presentation you will learn about how to navigate the archive, and some of the information you could find there.

About the presenter

Nefi Arenas graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho where he studied business management and also took many genealogy classes. He inherited a passion for genealogy from his grandmother, who for many years served as volunteer in a Family History Center. After years of research, Nefi has become a true expert in the genealogy of several towns in Central Mexico. He lives with his wife in Mexico City. He is bilingual (English/Spanish).

He is the founder and owner of Parentum Genealogy Services, a research agency that specializes in locating Sephardic Jewish ancestors in colonial Mexico and writing reports for Spanish and Portuguese citizenship applications. They also offer general genealogical research services.

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